Music anniversaries to be commemorated on March 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.

March 8: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For March 8, there are no less than 87 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Franco Faccio (180th anniversary, Birth), Jaroslav Kocián (70th anniversary, Death), Zoltán Nyári (50th anniversary, Birth), Ursula Brömme (20th anniversary, Death), Grigory Kontsur (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 8

 

March 8

2020

Grigory Kontsur, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, Soviet Russian opera singer

Death (age 78)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2009

1988

Milivoj Uzelac, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, Czech conductor and composer

Death (age 68)

1984

1976

Aida Corbadžić, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, Bosniak opera singer

Birth (44th anniversary)

1973

1970

Zoltán Nyári, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, (1970--) opera singer, actor

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1969

Antigoni Goni, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, Greek guitarist, recording artist, and concertizer, and the founder and Chair of the Pre-College Division of the Guitar Department at the Juilliard School

Birth (51th anniversary)

1968

Petra Urban, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (52th anniversary)

1961

Thomas <strong>Beecham</strong> Thomas Beecham, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, British conductor and impresario

Death (age 81)

Gabriele Lechner, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, Austrian opera singer

Birth (59th anniversary)

1958

Simon Halsey, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, British conductor

Birth (62th anniversary)

1955

Wilhelm Birrenkoven, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 89)

1952

1950

Jaroslav <strong>Kocián</strong> Jaroslav Kocián, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, Czech violinist, music educator and composer

Death (age 67)

1949

Barthold Kuijken, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, Belgian musician

Birth (71th anniversary)

1948

1944

1943

Alice Nielsen, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, American opera singer (1872-1943)

Death (age 70)

1939

Robert <strong>Tear</strong> Robert Tear, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, Welsh tenor singer and conductor

Birth

Liu Shikun, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, Pianist, composer

Birth (81th anniversary)

1918

Leokadiya Maslennikova, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, Soviet opera singer and music educator (1918-1995)

Birth

1914

Franz Klarwein, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, German singer, opera singer and voice actor

Birth

1901

Peter <strong>Benoit</strong> Peter Benoit, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, Flemish composer (1834-1901)

Death (age 66)

1887

Anushavan Ter-Ghevondyan, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, Armenian composer, musicologist and conductor (1887-1961)

Birth

1886

1876

Harald Heide, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, Norwegian conductor, musician and composer

Birth

1875

1844

Georg Wilhelm <strong>Rauchenecker</strong> Georg Wilhelm Rauchenecker, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, German composer, conductor, and violinist

Birth

1840

1836

1821

Harriett <strong>Abrams</strong> Harriett Abrams, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, English musician, singer, composer

Death (age 63)

1699

José Marín, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, singer, guitarist and composer

Death (age 81)

1566

Carlo <strong>Gesualdo</strong> Carlo Gesualdo, Anniversaries (March 8), Classical music history, Italian prince, 1566–1613, known for his compositions and for killing his wife and her lover

Birth

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