Music anniversaries to be commemorated on February 26: 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 26: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For February 26, there are no less than 101 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Giuseppe Tartini (250th anniversary, Death), Mikhail Meerovich (100th anniversary, Birth), Lazar Berman (90th anniversary, Birth), Linda Brava (50th anniversary, Birth), Sergei Dorensky (0th 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 26

 

February 26

2020

Erna Skaug, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Norwegian singer

Death (age 97)

0th anniversary    (2020)

Sergei Dorensky, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Russian musician

Death (age 88)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2016

2013

Marie-Claire Alain, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, French organist and organ teacher

Death (age 86)

2008

Arthur Eisen, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Russian actor and opera singer

Death (age 80)

1990

Alexandra Flood, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Australian opera singer

Birth (30th anniversary)

1985

1983

Irene Roberts, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, American mezzo-soprano

Birth (37th anniversary)

1981

Howard <strong>Hanson</strong> Howard Hanson, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, American composer, conductor, educator and music theorist

Death (age 84)

Daniel Patrick Quinn, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, British musician, composer, producer and performer

Birth (39th anniversary)

1979

1977

Szilvi Szendi, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Hungarian actress

Birth (43th anniversary)

1970

Linda Brava, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Finnish musician and actor

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1966

1963

Martti Seilo, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Finnish opera singer and actor

Death (age 59)

Roman Sadnik, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Austrian musician, singer and opera singer

Birth (57th anniversary)

1959

1957

Marco <strong>Beasley</strong> Marco Beasley, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Italian opera singer

Birth (63th anniversary)

1955

1949

Emma Kirkby, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, English soprano

Birth (71th anniversary)

1937

Zajtuna Gazizova, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Russian opera singer

Birth (83th anniversary)

1936

1933

Antoni <strong>Nicolau</strong> Antoni Nicolau, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Catalan conductor and composer

Death (age 74)

1924

1923

Erazm Dłuski, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Polish pianist and composer

Death (age 66)

1920

Mikhail Meerovich, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Soviet composer (1920-1993)

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1916

Abraham Ojanperä, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Finnish singer and opera singer

Death (age 59)

1912

Gustav Dupont, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, German opera singer (tenor) (1867-1912)

Death (age 44)

1901

Moritz Tullinger, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Austrian opera singer (1867-1901)

Death (age 34)

1876

Luigi <strong>Luzzi</strong> Luigi Luzzi, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Italian musician and composer

Death (age 51)

1822

Franz Strauss, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, German composer and virtuoso horn player. Father of Richard Strauss

Birth

1770

Anton <strong>Reicha</strong> Anton Reicha, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Czech-born French composer

Birth

250th anniversary    (2020)

Giuseppe <strong>Tartini</strong> Giuseppe Tartini, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Italian composer and violinist (1692–1770)

Death (age 77)

250th anniversary    (2020)

 

1754

Josef Karel Ambrož, Anniversaries (February 26), Classical music history, Czech composer, opera singer and singer (1759-1833)

Birth

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