Music anniversaries to be commemorated on February 22: 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 22: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For February 22, there are no less than 94 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Pietro Filippo Scarlatti (270th anniversary, Death), Frédéric Chopin (210th anniversary, Birth), Benno Moiseiwitsch (130th anniversary, Birth), Evald Aav (120th anniversary, Birth), Marni Nixon (90th 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 22

 

February 22

2016

Yolande Fox, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, American singer, model, activist

Death (age 87)

2013

Ava June, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, British singer and opera singer

Death (age 81)

Claude Monteux, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, American flutist and conductor

Death (age 92)

1988

1985

Efrem Zimbalist, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Russian violinist, composer and conductor

Death (age 95)

1979

Marco Sartor, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Uruguayan musician

Birth (41th anniversary)

1978

Sergey Tsenin, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer

Death (age 75)

1971

Lea <strong>Salonga</strong> Lea Salonga, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Filipina singer and actress

Birth (49th anniversary)

1968

Jaroslav Stuka, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator, composer and choirmaster

Death (age 84)

1965

Marie Gärtnerová, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, opera singer, music pedagogue

Death (age 87)

1963

Donald Braswell II, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (57th anniversary)

1962

1961

1960

Ivan Patorzhynsky, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer (1896-1960)

Death (age 64)

1950

Peter <strong>Straka</strong> Peter Straka, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Czech born operatic singer

Birth (70th anniversary)

1947

Kåre Bjørkøy, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Norwegian singer and professor

Birth (73th anniversary)

1939

1934

1932

Johanna Gadski, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, German-born operatic soprano

Death (age 59)

1930

Marni Nixon, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, American singer and actress (1930-2016)

Birth

1929

Anny Schlemm, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, opera singer from Germany

Birth (91th anniversary)

1925

Robert Biberti, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, German opera singer (1855-1925)

Death (age 70)

1924

Suleĭman Aleskerov, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Soviet conductor and composer (1924-2000)

Birth

1919

1900

Evald <strong>Aav</strong> Evald Aav, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Estonian composer and choirmaster.

Birth

1889

Maria Winetzkaja, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Moldova-born American mezzo-soprano opera singer

Birth

1883

Jaroslav <strong>Kocián</strong> Jaroslav Kocián, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Czech violinist, music educator and composer

Birth

1870

Albert Reiss, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, German opera singer

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1866

1847

1822

 

1817

Niels <strong>Gade</strong> Niels Gade, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Danish composer, conductor, violinist, organist and teacher

Birth

1761

Erik Tulindberg, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Finnish composer, violinist and civil servant (1761-1814)

Birth

1749

Johann Nikolaus <strong>Forkel</strong> Johann Nikolaus Forkel, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, German musician, musicologist and music theorist

Birth

Jakub Jan Trautzl, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster, writer, organist and roman catholic priest

Birth

1727

1645

Johann Ambrosius Bach, Anniversaries (February 22), Classical music history, German musician, father to Johann Sebastian Bach

Birth

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