Music anniversaries to be commemorated on July 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.

July 8: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For July 8, there are no less than 69 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Louis Guéymard (140th anniversary, Death), George Antheil (120th anniversary, Birth), Harald Pröglhöf (100th anniversary, Birth), Micha Hamel (50th anniversary, Birth), Bidzina Kvernadze (10th 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 July 8

 

July 8

2018

Oliver <strong>Knussen</strong> Oliver Knussen, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, British composer and conductor

Death (age 66)

2003

Kunio Toda, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, Japanese composer and musicologist (1915-2003)

Death (age 87)

1992

Benjamin <strong>Grosvenor</strong> Benjamin Grosvenor, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, Pianist from the United Kingdom

Birth (28th anniversary)

1986

Victoria Sánchez, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, Venezuelan Conductor and Pianist

Birth (34th anniversary)

1982

Aino Seep, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, operetta singer, opera soloist, and stage actress

Death (age 57)

1980

Pirjo Jonas, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, Estonian opera singer, soprano

Birth (40th anniversary)

1977

Mark Omvlee, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, Dutch opera singer and voice actor

Birth (43th anniversary)

1976

1970

Micha Hamel, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, Dutch composer, conductor and poet

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1967

Josephine Pilars de Pilar, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, French singer and opera singer

Birth (53th anniversary)

1966

Hagai Shaham, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, Israeli violinist

Birth (54th anniversary)

1965

Andrea Lucchesini, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, Italian pianist

Birth (55th anniversary)

1955

1952

1951

Matthias Hölle, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (69th anniversary)

1949

1943

Helmut Tromm, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, opera singer

Birth (77th anniversary)

1942

Shigeaki Saegusa, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, Japanese composer

Birth (78th anniversary)

1940

Marie Pivodová, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, opera singer, music pedagogue

Death (age 77)

1926

Robert Polák, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, opera singer, opera director

Death (age 60)

1925

József Réti, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, Hungarian singer and opera singer

Birth

1922

Jan Panenka, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, Czech music educator and pianist

Birth

1920

Harald Pröglhöf, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, Austrian opera singer

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1906

1900

George <strong>Antheil</strong> George Antheil, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, American avant-garde composer, pianist, author and inventor

Birth

1882

Percy <strong>Grainger</strong> Percy Grainger, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, Australian composer, arranger and pianist

Birth

1880

1849

Jindřich Emanuel Siegl, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, music pedagogue, organist, opera singer, composer

Birth

1253

Theobald I of <strong>Navarre</strong> Theobald I of Navarre, Anniversaries (July 8), Classical music history, King of Navarre from 1234 to 1253

Death (age 52)

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