Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 17: 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 17: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 17, there are no less than 89 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Johann Friedrich Hugo von Dalberg (260th anniversary, Birth), Antonio Scontrino (170th anniversary, Birth), Marie Proksch (120th anniversary, Death), Ellis Kohs (20th anniversary, Death), Yvonne Loriod (10th 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 17

 

May 17

2015

Juan Alfonso García García, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Catholic priest, composer, organist

Death (age 79)

2008

Uwe Kreyssig, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, German opera singer and director

Death (age 77)

2003

2001

2000

Ellis Kohs, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, American composer & scholar

Death (age 84)

1998

Nina Dorliak, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Russian singer, opera singer and music educator

Death (age 89)

1989

1982

Władysława Markiewiczówna, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Polish pianist, composer and teacher

Death (age 82)

1981

Bojana Sovilj, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Pianist and musician from Serbia

Birth (39th anniversary)

1980

Maria Kurenko, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Russian soprano opera singer

Death (age 90)

Ernst Wiemann, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 60)

1976

Peter Schöne, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (44th anniversary)

Anton Cíger, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, composer, music pedagogue, conductor, choir director, folklorist

Death (age 64)

1969

1967

Keri-Lynn Wilson, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Canadian conductor

Birth (53th anniversary)

1965

Simone <strong>Kermes</strong> Simone Kermes, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, German coloratura soprano

Birth (55th anniversary)

1963

Taimo Toomast, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Estonian opera singer

Birth (57th anniversary)

1958

Ivor <strong>Bolton</strong> Ivor Bolton, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, British musician

Birth (62th anniversary)

1956

Hynek Tomáš, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer, choirmaster and organist

Death (age 94)

1953

Erik Ole Bye, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Norwegian opera singer and rower

Death (age 70)

1948

Olga Samaroff, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, American pianist (1880-1948)

Death (age 67)

1945

1943

Joanna Bruzdowicz, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Polish composer

Birth (77th anniversary)

1936

Philippe <strong>Boesmans</strong> Philippe Boesmans, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Belgian composer

Birth (84th anniversary)

1929

Lilli <strong>Lehmann</strong> Lilli Lehmann, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, German operatic soprano

Death (age 80)

1922

Marianne Fischer-Kupfer, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, German singer, opera singer and music educator

Birth

1921

1919

Jan Peter Gotthard, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, composer, musicologist, publisher, music arranger

Death (age 80)

1912

Sándor <strong>Végh</strong> Sándor Végh, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, (1912-1997) Hungarian born Austrian violinist, conductor, music pedagogue

Birth

1911

1902

John Vincent, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, American composer, conductor and music educator

Birth

1898

Antonín Modr, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Czech violinist, composer and musicologist

Birth

1885

Spéranza Calo-Séailles, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Greek painter, singer, inventor and opera singer (1885-1949)

Birth

1854

Georges <strong>Gillet</strong> Georges Gillet, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, French oboist and music educator

Birth

1845

Tadeáš Amadé, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Slovak pianist, composer and noble (1783-1845)

Death (age 62)

1832

1626

Joan Pau Pujol, Anniversaries (May 17), Classical music history, Spanish/Catalan composer and organist

Death (age 55)

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