Music anniversaries to be commemorated on July 4: 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.

July 4: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For July 4, there are no less than 82 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Oscar Arnoldson (190th anniversary, Birth), Ole Olsen (170th anniversary, Birth), Charles R. Adams (120th anniversary, Death), Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray (110th anniversary, Death), Jemal Gokieli (100th 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 July 4

 

July 4

2016

Geoffrey Shovelton, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, British opera singer and actor

Death (age 80)

2015

Jerzy Szymański, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Polish opera singer and bass

Death (age 88)

2014

Arpad Joó, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Hungarian born conductor

Death (age 66)

2011

2004

Jean-Louis Florentz, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, French organist and composer

Death (age 56)

1992

Astor <strong>Piazzolla</strong> Astor Piazzolla, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player and arranger

Death (age 71)

1985

Mateusz Dębski, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, pianist, composer

Birth (35th anniversary)

1982

1981

Elsa Lila, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Albanian showgirl

Birth (39th anniversary)

1979

Kazem Abdullah, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, American conductor and musician

Birth (41th anniversary)

1977

Alois Reiser, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Czech conductor and composer

Death (age 93)

1972

1963

Thomas <strong>Dausgaard</strong> Thomas Dausgaard, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Danish conductor

Birth (57th anniversary)

1959

Hong Hei-kyung, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, South Korean operatic soprano

Birth (61th anniversary)

1957

1955

1944

Hans-Georg Ahrens, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (76th anniversary)

Alice Burville, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, British actress and singer

Death (age 87)

Uroš Lajovic, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Slovenian conductor

Birth (76th anniversary)

1935

Anna Paaske, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Norwegian opera singer

Death (age 78)

1929

Maikki Järnefelt, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Finnish opera singer (1871-1929)

Death (age 57)

1926

Ermek Serkebaev, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Soviet singer, opera singer and actor (1926-2013)

Birth

1925

Cathy Berberian, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, American mezzo-soprano and composer (1925–1983)

Birth

1924

Libuše Domanínská, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Czech opera singer and music educator

Birth (96th anniversary)

1920

Jemal Gokieli, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Georgian conductor

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

Herta Talmar, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1913

Leon Lishner, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, American operatic bass-baritone

Birth

1908

Arthur Newman, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, American operatic baritone and actor (1908-2000)

Birth

1903

1874

Eduard Mantius, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 68)

1854

1850

Ole <strong>Olsen</strong> Ole Olsen, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Norwegian conductor, composer and musicologist

Birth

 

1804

Casimir Gide, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, French choreographer, composer and editor

Birth

1802

Joseph <strong>Labitzky</strong> Joseph Labitzky, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Czech conductor, violinist and composer

Birth

1799

Endre Bartay, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Hungarian theatre director, composer, educator

Birth

 

1603

Philippe de <strong>Monte</strong> Philippe de Monte, Anniversaries (July 4), Classical music history, Flemish musician and composer

Death (age 82)

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