Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 18: 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 18: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 18, there are no less than 84 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Francesco Maria Piave (210th anniversary, Birth), Karl Goldmark (190th anniversary, Birth), Pauline Viardot (110th anniversary, Death), João Arroyo (90th anniversary, Death), Akhmad Babakulov (30th 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 18

 

May 18

2015

Gabriele Auenmüller, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, German opera singer (1951-2015)

Death (age 63)

2013

2012

Dietrich <strong>Fischer-Dieskau</strong> Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, German lyric baritone and conductor

Death (age 86)

2011

Leonard Kastle, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, American composer, librettist and director

Death (age 82)

2010

Rudolf Mazzola, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Swiss singer and opera singer (1941-2010)

Death (age 69)

2002

Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Austrian classical violinist

Death (age 86)

1997

1994

Sirena Huang, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Taiwanese American concert violinist

Birth (26th anniversary)

1990

Akhmad Babakulov, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Soviet singer, opera singer and music educator (1931-1990)

Death (age 59)

1989

Simon Sakharov, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, conductor, music pedagogue

Death (age 81)

1985

Hilding Rosenberg, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Swedish modernist composer

Death (age 92)

1983

Nadine <strong>Koutcher</strong> Nadine Koutcher, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Belarussian opera singer

Birth (37th anniversary)

1981

Richard Hale, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, American singer and character actor

Death (age 88)

1979

Blagoj Nacoski, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Macedonian singer

Birth (41th anniversary)

1974

Carolyn <strong>Sampson</strong> Carolyn Sampson, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, English soprano

Birth (46th anniversary)

1967

Bernhard Schneider, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (53th anniversary)

1960

Jens Bruno Hansen, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Danish opera singer

Birth (60th anniversary)

1953

Ferdinand Vodička, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer, pianist and choirmaster

Death (age 57)

1952

Reidar Kaas, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, singer, actor, opera singer

Death (age 70)

1950

1944

Justus <strong>Frantz</strong> Justus Frantz, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, German pianist and conductor

Birth (76th anniversary)

1943

Werner Hink, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Austrian violinist

Birth (77th anniversary)

1941

1938

Jan Málek, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Czech composer

Birth (82th anniversary)

Nikolai Kasatchenko, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Soviet composer (1858-1938)

Death (age 80)

1937

Alfred Bauberger, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, stage actor

Death (age 71)

1936

Alick Maclean, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, English composer, conductor

Death (age 63)

1930

1918

1916

Ester Niska, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Finnish film actor and stage actor (1882-1916)

Death (age 33)

 

1910

1903

Karel Šebor, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Czech conductor, violinist and composer

Death (age 59)

1896

1893

Amparito Farrar, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, American opera singer (1893-1989)

Birth

1879

Jeanne Jomelli, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Dutch soprano opera singer, concert singer, and music educator

Birth

Philipp Kraus, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, German singer, opera singer and music educator

Birth

1841

John Thomson, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, Scottish classical composer

Death (age 35)

1733

Georg <strong>Böhm</strong> Georg Böhm, Anniversaries (May 18), Classical music history, German composer and organist

Death (age 71)

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