Music anniversaries to be commemorated on February 23: 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 23: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For February 23, there are no less than 92 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Peter Petrovich Schenck (150th anniversary, Birth), Alexander Ilyinsky (100th anniversary, Death), Medeniyet Shahberdiyeva (90th anniversary, Birth), Cally Monrad (70th anniversary, Death), Cornelius Meister (40th 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 23

 

February 23

2020

Anatoliy Trofimovitsj Kapoestin, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Death (age 81)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2017

Sonja Knittel, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Death (age 94)

2012

1999

Ruth Gipps, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, English composer, oboist, pianist and impresario

Death (age 78)

1996

Lyubov Popova, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, Soviet singer (mezzo-soprano)

Death (age 70)

1988

1987

Zeca Afonso, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, Portuguese poet, composer and singer

Death (age 57)

1984

1983

Herbert <strong>Howells</strong> Herbert Howells, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, English composer, organist and teacher

Death (age 90)

1981

1980

Rafael Payare, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, Venezuelan conductor

Birth (40th anniversary)

1979

1976

Petronel Malan, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, South African musician

Birth (44th anniversary)

Winifred Copperwheat, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, English classical viola player and teacher

Death (age 70)

1973

1968

Poghos Beazbekyan, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, Armenian opera singer

Birth (52th anniversary)

Dénes <strong>Várjon</strong> Dénes Várjon, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, Hungarian pianist and university teacher

Birth (52th anniversary)

1967

Alan <strong>Gilbert</strong> Alan Gilbert, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, American conductor and violinist

Birth (53th anniversary)

1964

1962

1958

1956

1954

1939

Jonas Aleksa, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, Lithuanian conductor and university teacher (1939-2005)

Birth

1930

1925

Yelizaveta Chavdar, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, Soviet singer, opera singer and music educator (1925-1989)

Birth

1924

1923

1922

Georg Anthes, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, German violinist, director, singer and opera singer

Death (age 58)

1920

Alexander Ilyinsky, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, Russian composer and music teacher

Death (age 61)

100th anniversary    (2020)

 

1902

Josef Holub, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, Czech violinist, music educator and composer

Birth

1887

Oskar Lindberg, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, Swedish composer, church musician, teacher and professor

Birth

1870

Peter Petrovich Schenck, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, composer, pianist

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1865

Richard Bruno Heydrich, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, German opera singer, composer, singer and music educator

Birth

1864

1859

Kajetán Tichý, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer, choirmaster and organist

Birth

1829

Jan <strong>Stefani</strong> Jan Stefani, Anniversaries (February 23), Classical music history, Czech conductor, violinist and composer

Death (age 83)

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