Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 16: 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 16: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 16, there are no less than 88 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Georges Marty (160th anniversary, Birth), Nikolay Sereda (130th anniversary, Birth), Friedrich Gulda (90th anniversary, Birth), Miroslav Dvorský (60th anniversary, Birth), Jeremy Denk (50th anniversary, Birth)... to name only some of the artists, composers or performers, known or less known throughout the world.

All important anniversaries to commemorate a May 16

 

May 16

2016

Irene Jordan, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, American operatic soprano

Death (age 97)

2007

Gohar <strong>Gasparyan</strong> Gohar Gasparyan, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Armenian opera singer (1924-2007)

Death (age 82)

1991

Renáta <strong>Göncz</strong> Renáta Göncz, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Hungarian singer

Birth (29th anniversary)

1983

Vina Bovy, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Belgian operatic soprano singer

Death (age 82)

Eduard Müller, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Swiss organist (1912-1983)

Death (age 70)

1979

Antti Siirala, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Finnish musician

Birth (41th anniversary)

1976

Chiara Zeffirelli, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Soprano coloratura

Birth (44th anniversary)

1972

John <strong>Osborn</strong> John Osborn, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, American operatic tenor

Birth (48th anniversary)

1970

Jeremy <strong>Denk</strong> Jeremy Denk, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, American classical pianist

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1968

1967

Sue Harvard, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Welsh-American operatic soprano

Death (age 78)

1966

Ladislav Berka, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, composer, choir director, teacher

Death (age 56)

1961

1960

Susanna Rigacci, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Swedish-born Italian soprano

Birth (60th anniversary)

Miroslav Dvorský, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Slovak opera singer

Birth (60th anniversary)

1959

Andrew <strong>Litton</strong> Andrew Litton, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, American conductor

Birth (61th anniversary)

1954

1953

Monica Huggett, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, British conductor and baroque violinist

Birth (67th anniversary)

1952

Věra Páchová, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, opera singer, music pedagogue

Birth (68th anniversary)

1949

Ferruccio Furlanetto, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Italian operatic bass

Birth (71th anniversary)

Guy-Claude Luypaerts, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, French conductor, composer and musicologist

Birth (71th anniversary)

1946

Olav Anton Thommessen, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Norwegian composer and librettist

Birth (74th anniversary)

1942

Jean-Claude Pennetier, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, French pianist, orthodox priest, composer and conductor

Birth (78th anniversary)

1930

1926

Mordechai Rechtman, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Israeli bassoonist, conductor, educator and arranger

Birth (94th anniversary)

1915

Béla Halasi, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Hungarian opera singer

Death (age 62)

Jan Zborovský, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Czech composer and organist

Birth (105th anniversary)

1903

Sibyl <strong>Sanderson</strong> Sibyl Sanderson, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, American operatic soprano

Death (age 38)

1892

1890

Nikolay Sereda, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Russian singer and opera singer (1890-1948)

Birth

1875

1860

1858

Hanuš <strong>Trneček</strong> Hanuš Trneček, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Czech conductor, harpist, music educator, composer and pianist

Birth

1839

Nikolay Osipovich Dur, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, Russian actor, singer and opera singer (1807-1839)

Death (age 31)

1780

Friedrich Wilhelm <strong>Berner</strong> Friedrich Wilhelm Berner, Anniversaries (May 16), Classical music history, German musician, composer and musicologist

Birth

 

1758

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