Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 12: 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.

May 12: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 12, there are no less than 86 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Giulietta Simionato (110th anniversary, Birth), Carl Fredrik Lundqvist (100th anniversary, Death), Vladimir Aleksandrovitsj Sabinin (90th anniversary, Death), Stella Kleindienst (70th anniversary, Birth), Armstrong Gibbs (60th 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 May 12

 

May 12

2020

Andrzej Saciuk, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Polish singer

Death (age 87)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2009

Heather Begg, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, New Zealand opera singer

Death (age 76)

2005

1989

Haruka Nagao, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Japanese violinist

Birth (31th anniversary)

1987

Svetlana Feodulova, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Russian opera singer

Birth (33th anniversary)

1984

Lucie Silkenová, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Czech opera singer

Birth (36th anniversary)

1981

Asmik <strong>Grigorian</strong> Asmik Grigorian, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Armenian opera singer

Birth (39th anniversary)

1977

Wu <strong>Fei</strong> Wu Fei, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Chinese singer

Birth (43th anniversary)

1971

1967

Julius Kalaš, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and pianist

Death (age 64)

1960

1957

Marie Rappold, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, American operatic soprano

Death (age 82)

1956

Bohuslav Leopold, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Czech conductor, violinist and composer

Death (age 67)

1950

1948

Igor Wakhévitch, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, French composer

Birth (72th anniversary)

Martin Mumelter, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Austrian musician, violinist and music educator

Birth (72th anniversary)

1947

Keiko Matsunami, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Japanese cellist

Birth (73th anniversary)

1946

Józef Rychlik, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Polish composer

Birth (74th anniversary)

1942

Arto Noras, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Finnish cellist

Birth (78th anniversary)

1940

1936

1932

1931

1920

Carl Fredrik Lundqvist, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Swedish actor

Death (age 79)

100th anniversary    (2020)

1916

1905

Mila Kupfer-Berger, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Austrian singer, opera singer and music educator

Death (age 52)

1901

1895

1882

Ludovic Lamothe, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Haitian composer and virtuoso pianist

Birth

1873

František Picka, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer, choirmaster and organist

Birth

1869

Pyotr Stepanov, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Russian singer and opera singer

Death (age 69)

1845

Gabriel <strong>Fauré</strong> Gabriel Fauré, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, French composer, organist, pianist and teacher

Birth

1843

Johann Georg Lickl, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, Austrian composer, organist, Kapellmeister, piano teacher

Death (age 74)

1842

1679

Dietrich Becker, Anniversaries (May 12), Classical music history, German composer and violinist

Death (age 56)

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