Music anniversaries to be commemorated on March 6: 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.

March 6: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For March 6, there are no less than 94 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Giuseppe Antonio Paganelli (310th anniversary, Birth), Oscar Straus (150th anniversary, Birth), Gina Cigna (120th anniversary, Birth), Lorin Maazel (90th anniversary, Birth), Elinor Ross (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 March 6

 

March 6

2020

Elinor Ross, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, American singer

Death (age 93)

0th anniversary    (2020)

Iryna Shykunova, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Soviet Belarusian opera singer and pedagogue

Death (age 79)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2012

Nejiko Suwa, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Japanese classical violinist

Death (age 92)

2009

Henri <strong>Pousseur</strong> Henri Pousseur, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Belgian composer (1929–2009)

Death (age 79)

2000

1993

Walther Geiser, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Swiss composer (1897-1993)

Death (age 95)

1989

Ray <strong>Chen</strong> Ray Chen, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Taiwanese-Australian violinist

Birth (31th anniversary)

1987

Anatolij Ivanovič Orfenov, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer (1908-1987)

Death (age 78)

Anatolij Ivanovič Orfenov, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer (1908-1987)

Death (age 78)

1986

Cläre Schimmel, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, German actress and opera singer

Death (age 84)

1985

Pretty <strong>Yende</strong> Pretty Yende, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, South African operatic soprano

Birth (35th anniversary)

1983

Cathy Berberian, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, American mezzo-soprano and composer (1925–1983)

Death (age 57)

Yaron Kohlberg, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Israeli musician

Birth (37th anniversary)

1975

Yannick <strong>Nézet-Séguin</strong> Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Canadian conductor and pianist

Birth (45th anniversary)

James <strong>Rhodes</strong> James Rhodes, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, British musician

Birth (45th anniversary)

1972

1971

Hans Duhan, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Austrian singer, director, conductor and musician

Death (age 81)

1970

Daniel Vigneau, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, opera singer, baritone

Death (age 88)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1969

Anahit Mekhitarian, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Armenian operatic soprano

Birth (51th anniversary)

1967

Nelson Eddy, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, American musical film star, operatic baritone

Death (age 65)

Zoltán <strong>Kodály</strong> Zoltán Kodály, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue

Death (age 84)

MasterpiecesComplete works

Zsolt Kalló, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, (1967--) classical violinist

Birth (53th anniversary)

1965

Marina Tchebourkina, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, French-Russian concert organist and musicologist

Birth (55th anniversary)

1963

Petra-Maria Schnitzer, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Austrian opera singer

Birth (57th anniversary)

1962

Noëmi Nadelmann, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Swiss operatic soprano

Birth (58th anniversary)

Laurence <strong>Equilbey</strong> Laurence Equilbey, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, French conductor

Birth (58th anniversary)

1956

Mark A. Thomsen, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (64th anniversary)

1954

Louis Zimmerman, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Dutch concertmaster (1873-1954)

Death (age 80)

1951

Ivor <strong>Novello</strong> Ivor Novello, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Welsh composer and actor (1893-1951)

Death (age 58)

1945

Adam Zwierz, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (75th anniversary)

Rudolf <strong>Karel</strong> Rudolf Karel, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Czech conductor and composer

Death (age 64)

1944

Kiri Te <strong>Kanawa</strong> Kiri Te Kanawa, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, New Zealand opera singer

Birth (76th anniversary)

1943

Michail Svetlev, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Bulgarian opera tenor

Birth (77th anniversary)

1937

Siegfried Vogel, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, German opera singer

Birth (83th anniversary)

1936

Josef Stránský, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer, and art collector

Death (age 63)

1932

John Philip <strong>Sousa</strong> John Philip Sousa, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, American conductor and composer

Death (age 77)

1926

Miroslav Klega, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Czech member of Czech National Council, music educator and composer

Birth

1921

Julius Rudel, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, American conductor and impresario

Birth

1919

Gialdino Gialdini, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Italian composer and conductor

Death (age 75)

1913

Hansy von Krauss, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Austrian opera singer

Birth (107th anniversary)

 

1907

Arno Cabisius, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, German operatic baritone, theatre director and theatre manager

Death (age 63)

1877

1870

Oscar <strong>Straus</strong> Oscar Straus, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, Viennese composer

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1859

1827

Klara Vespermann, Anniversaries (March 6), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 27)

1785

1783

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