Music anniversaries to be commemorated on February 8: 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 8: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For February 8, there are no less than 77 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Filippo Acciaiuoli (320th anniversary, Death), Antonio Angeleri (140th anniversary, Death), Carolina Casanova de Cepeda (110th anniversary, Death), Georges Gillet (100th anniversary, Death), Barbara Hesse-Bukowska (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 8

 

February 8

2020

Magdalena Krzyńska, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Polish opera singer

Death (age 72)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2015

2013

2007

Jan Truhlář, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Czech music educator and composer

Death (age 78)

2003

Robert Sterling Arnold, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, American musician and music publisher

Death (age 98)

1998

1988

Ao Li, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Chinese operatic bass-baritone and voice teacher

Birth (32th anniversary)

1987

Lise <strong>Davidsen</strong> Lise Davidsen, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Norwegian opera singer

Birth (33th anniversary)

1975

1966

1954

1952

Sylvia Greenberg, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Romanian-born Israeli singer, opera singer, and university teacher (*1952)

Birth (68th anniversary)

1949

Franco Leoni, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Italian composer and conductor

Death (age 84)

Leonid <strong>Polovinkin</strong> Leonid Polovinkin, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Russian conductor and composer

Death (age 54)

1948

Mikhail Youdin, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Soviet composer (1893-1948)

Death (age 54)

1946

Vyacheslav Voynarovsky, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Soviet and Russian opera singer, actor

Birth (74th anniversary)

1944

Béatrice Haldas, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Swiss singer and opera singer (1944-1987)

Birth

1943

Malcolm Donnelly, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Australian opera singer

Birth (77th anniversary)

1941

Carol Plantamura, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (79th anniversary)

1939

Rayisa Kolesnyk, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, opera singer, singer

Birth (81th anniversary)

1932

John <strong>Williams</strong> John Williams, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, American composer, conductor and pianist

Birth (88th anniversary)

1928

Osian Ellis, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Welsh harpist and composer

Birth (92th anniversary)

1927

Pauli Kurikka, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, television presenter, opera singer

Birth

Zdeněk Zouhar, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Czech music educator, music publicist and composer

Birth

1922

Thorvald Lammers, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Operatic and concert singer

Death (age 81)

1920

Georges <strong>Gillet</strong> Georges Gillet, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, French oboist and music educator

Death (age 65)

100th anniversary    (2020)

1909

1885

Joan Viladomat Massanas, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Spanish composer and musician born in Manlleu (Barcelona) in 1885 and died and Barcelona in 1940.

Birth

1880

Antonio Angeleri, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Italian musician, pianist and music educator

Death (age 78)

1870

Ida Korander, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Finnish opera singer

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1849

François Habeneck, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, French violinist and conductor

Death (age 68)

1843

1709

Giuseppe <strong>Torelli</strong> Giuseppe Torelli, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Italian violist, violinist, teacher and composer

Death (age 50)

1700

Filippo Acciaiuoli, Anniversaries (February 8), Classical music history, Composer, librettist, theater manager, machine designer, poet

Death (age 63)

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