Thousands of anniversaries. In 2021, 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.
August 17: Essential anniversaries
Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 17, there are no less than 84 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Franz Poenitz (170th anniversary, Birth), Ole Bull (140th anniversary, Death), Erkki Aaltonen (110th anniversary, Birth), Jacques Pottier (90th anniversary, Birth), Franco Donatoni (20th anniversary, Death)... to name only some of the artists, composers or performers, known or less known throughout the world.