Music anniversaries to be commemorated on February 18: births, premieres...

Thousands of anniversaries. In 2020, classical music and opera offer many opportunities for music lovers to commemorate composers, conductors, performers and operatic artists, to celebrate the first performances of essential works or the opening of emblematic concert halls. From January to December, there are 365 opportunities to revisit a repertoire, a recording or simply to explore 10 centuries of classical music. Something to satisfy all the inquiring minds.

February 18: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For February 18, there are no less than 82 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Christian Heinrich Rinck (250th anniversary, Birth), George Henschel (170th anniversary, Birth), Cezar Florin Cezar (40th anniversary, Birth), Sungbong Choi (30th anniversary, Birth), Ariel Ramírez (10th anniversary, Death)... to name only some of the artists, composers or performers, known or less known throughout the world.

All important anniversaries to commemorate a February 18

 

February 18

2012

Elizabeth Connell, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, South African-born operatic soprano

Death (age 65)

2010

Ariel Ramírez, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Argentine composer, pianist and music director

Death (age 88)

1992

Rinko Matsubara, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Japanese singer and actress

Birth (28th anniversary)

1986

Vaclav Smetacek, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Czech conductor, oboist, music educator and composer

Death (age 79)

1984

Daniel Cohen, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Israeli conductor

Birth (36th anniversary)

1983

1982

Isabel <strong>Leonard</strong> Isabel Leonard, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, American operatic mezzo-soprano

Birth (38th anniversary)

1967

Manuel Palau Boix, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Spanish composer, music teacher, and conductor (1893–1967)

Death (age 74)

1966

Krzysztof Szydzisz, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Polish conductor, singer, teacher and academic lecturer

Birth (54th anniversary)

1964

1962

Marianne James, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, French singer and actress

Birth (58th anniversary)

Albert Guinovart i Mingacho, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Catalan composer and pianist

Birth (58th anniversary)

1960

Dirk Brossé, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, composer, conductor

Birth (60th anniversary)

1958

Jaroslav Kvapil, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Czech composer, pianist and choirmaster

Death (age 65)

1949

Spéranza Calo-Séailles, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Greek painter, singer, inventor and opera singer (1885-1949)

Death (age 63)

1942

Artashes Hayriyan, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Armenian opera singer

Birth (78th anniversary)

1938

Dominique Merlet, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, French organist, pianist and music educator

Birth (82th anniversary)

1931

Victor Martens, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Victor Martens. Tenor, teacher, conductor, b Yarrow, east of Vancouver, 18 Feb 1931; ARCT 1955, BA (Waterloo Lutheran) 1963. Victor Martens. Tenor, teacher, conductor, b Yarrow, east...

Birth

1930

1920

Rolande Falcinelli, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, French musician

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1896

1868

Casimir Gide, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, French choreographer, composer and editor

Death (age 63)

1860

Ferdinand Neukäufler, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, actor, stage actor, opera singer

Death (age 74)

1859

Ondřej Kadlec, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Czech violinist, music educator and composer

Birth

1850

George <strong>Henschel</strong> George Henschel, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, German-born British baritone, pianist, conductor, and composer

Birth

1829

Jan Křtitel Kuchař, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Czech harpsichordist, composer and organist

Death (age 77)

1770

Christian Heinrich <strong>Rinck</strong> Christian Heinrich Rinck, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, German composer and organist

Birth

250th anniversary    (2020)

 

1751

Giuseppe Matteo <strong>Alberti</strong> Giuseppe Matteo Alberti, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Italian Baroque composer and violinist

Death (age 65)

1711

Antonín Gerber, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Czech fluteist, violinist and composer

Birth

1701

Giovanni Domenico Partenio, Anniversaries (February 18), Classical music history, Italian composer, presbyter and opera singer

Death (age 67)

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