Music anniversaries to be commemorated on February 21: 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 21: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For February 21, there are no less than 91 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Kirsten Hermansen (90th anniversary, Birth), Heinz Zednik (80th anniversary, Birth), Mikhail Skorulskyi (70th anniversary, Death), Andrey Smirnov (60th anniversary, Birth), Heather Engebretson (30th anniversary, Birth)... to name only some of the artists, composers or performers, known or less known throughout the world.

All important anniversaries to commemorate a February 21

 

February 21

2017

2016

Pascal Bentoiu, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, Romanian composer and musicologist

Death (age 88)

2013

Zheng Cao, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, Chinese American mezzo-soprano

Death (age 46)

2011

1999

Jun'ichi Natsume, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, Japanese violinist (1907-1999)

Death (age 91)

1996

Morton <strong>Gould</strong> Morton Gould, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist

Death (age 82)

1990

Heather Engebretson, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (30th anniversary)

1983

Juriy Vladimirovitsj Medjanik, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, conductor, violinist, bayanist, bandoneonist

Birth (37th anniversary)

1979

Hiroaki Takaha, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, Japanese composer, pianist and conductor

Birth (41th anniversary)

1977

1974

Denis Sedov, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, singer, musician, opera singer

Birth (46th anniversary)

1972

Szilvia Rálik, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, Hungarian opera singer

Birth (48th anniversary)

1967

Michael Sanderling, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, German cellist and conductor

Birth (53th anniversary)

1960

Andrey Smirnov, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, Russian trombonist

Birth (60th anniversary)

1945

D'Anna Fortunato, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, Operatic mezzo-soprano

Birth (75th anniversary)

Lisbeth Balslev, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, Danish operatic soprano

Birth (75th anniversary)

1940

Heinz <strong>Zednik</strong> Heinz Zednik, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, Austrian operatic tenor

Birth (80th anniversary)

1923

Béla Síki, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, Hungarian-Swiss pianist and music pedagogue

Birth (97th anniversary)

Francesco Navarrini, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, Italian singer and opera singer

Death (age 67)

1921

1881

1856

Theodor <strong>Döhler</strong> Theodor Döhler, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, German composer and pianist

Death (age 41)

1847

Joseph Seipelt, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, Austrian singer, opera singer and choir director

Death (age 59)

1844

Charles-Marie <strong>Widor</strong> Charles-Marie Widor, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, French organist and composer (1844–1937)

Birth

1842

Wojciech Żywny, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, Polish pianist, composer of Czech origin; Frédéric Chopin's piano teacher

Death (age 84)

1796

Jozef Michal <strong>Poniatowski</strong> Jozef Michal Poniatowski, Anniversaries (February 21), Classical music history, Polish szlachcic, composer and operatic tenor

Birth

1795

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