Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 20: 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 20: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 20, there are no less than 74 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Adelaide Tosi (220th anniversary, Birth), Michał Bergson (200th anniversary, Birth), Gustave Vogt (150th anniversary, Death), Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin (110th anniversary, Death), Jean-Pierre Rampal (20th 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 20

 

May 20

1998

Karl Joseph Hering, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 69)

1994

1993

Carmelo Pace, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, Maltese composer and a professor of musical theory

Death (age 86)

1986

Jake Runestad, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, American composer and conductor

Birth (34th anniversary)

1978

1974

1972

Paul <strong>Lewis</strong> Paul Lewis, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, British musician

Birth (48th anniversary)

1971

Paweł Mykietyn, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, Polish composer

Birth (49th anniversary)

1962

Sergei Stadler, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, Soviet and Russian violinist, conductor, educator

Birth (58th anniversary)

1955

Zbigniew <strong>Preisner</strong> Zbigniew Preisner, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, Polish composer

Birth (65th anniversary)

1953

1950

Julie Kaufmann, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, American musician, singer and opera singer

Birth (70th anniversary)

1946

Daniel Binelli, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, Argentine composer, orchestra conductor, and bandoneon player

Birth (74th anniversary)

1938

Lone Koppel, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, Danish opera singer (soprano).

Birth (82th anniversary)

1935

1920

Carmelo Mollica, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, opera singer, actor

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

 

1910

Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, French composer and music publisher

Death (age 88)

1907

1896

Clara <strong>Schumann</strong> Clara Schumann, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, German musician and composer

Death (age 76)

1894

Ewa Bandrowska-Turska, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, Polish singer, opera singer and music educator

Birth

1870

Gustave Vogt, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, French oboist, composer and music educator

Death (age 89)

150th anniversary    (2020)

1850

1836

Hélène de <strong>Montgeroult</strong> Hélène de Montgeroult, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, French woman pianist and composer

Death (age 72)

 

1820

Michał Bergson, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, Polish musician

Birth

200th anniversary    (2020)

1768

Francesco Brusa, Anniversaries (May 20), Classical music history, Italian composer and organist

Death (age 68)

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