Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 21: 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 21: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 21, there are no less than 73 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Gaspare Pacchierotti (280th anniversary, Birth), Emil Hába (120th anniversary, Birth), António Victorino de Almeida (80th anniversary, Birth), Olga Peretyatko (40th anniversary, Birth), Neil Howlett (0th 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 21

 

May 21

2020

Neil <strong>Howlett</strong> Neil Howlett, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, British opera singer

Death (age 85)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2016

Jane Fawcett, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, code-breaker, singer, and preservationist

Death (age 95)

2007

Calvin Sieb, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, American-Canadian violinist and educator

Death (age 81)

2001

Fritz Uhl, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Austrian opera singer

Death (age 73)

1989

1987

Ida Løvli Hidle, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Norwegian accordionist and chamber musician

Birth (33th anniversary)

1986

Rosa <strong>Feola</strong> Rosa Feola, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Italian opera soprano

Birth (34th anniversary)

1981

Jacques le Roux, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, South African opera and concert singer

Birth (39th anniversary)

1980

Olga <strong>Peretyatko</strong> Olga Peretyatko, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Russian operatic soprano

Birth (40th anniversary)

1974

Balık Sisters, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Turkish twin opera singers

Birth (46th anniversary)

1973

Ryōtarō Itō, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, violinist, concertmaster

Birth (47th anniversary)

1971

Yoshikazu Mera, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Japanese singer

Birth (49th anniversary)

Grant <strong>Doyle</strong> Grant Doyle, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, opera singer

Birth (49th anniversary)

1970

František Škvor, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Czech conductor and composer

Death (age 71)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1969

Julian Smith, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, British musician

Birth (51th anniversary)

1963

Gilles Apap, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, French musician

Birth (57th anniversary)

1962

Katharine Lucke, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, American composer and music educator

Death (age 87)

1955

Juha Kotilainen, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, singer, musician

Birth (65th anniversary)

1953

1949

Rosalind <strong>Plowright</strong> Rosalind Plowright, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, English opera singer

Birth (71th anniversary)

Stanislav Otruba, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Czech composer and educator

Death (age 81)

1945

Hugh Enes Blackmore, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, British opera singer and actor

Death (age 81)

1940

1939

Heinz <strong>Holliger</strong> Heinz Holliger, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Swiss oboist, composer and conductor

Birth (81th anniversary)

1933

Maurice <strong>André</strong> Maurice André, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, French trumpeter born in Occitania

Birth

1929

Elise Hensler, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Swiss-born actress and singer

Death (age 92)

1927

Pia Košuta Cicciari, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Italian opera singer

Birth (93th anniversary)

1923

Aladár Móži, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, violinist, composer, music pedagogue

Birth

1921

Giuseppe Zampieri, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, b. 1921-05-21 d. 1981-11-11 Fach: ["Lirico-spinto"]

Birth

1900

Emil Hába, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer, choirmaster and organist

Birth

1898

Karel Hába, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer, choirmaster and violist

Birth

1897

Karol Mikuli, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Polish pianist, composer and pedagogue

Death (age 75)

1888

Olena Katulska, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Ukrainian opera singer and music educator

Birth

1886

Francisco Arderius, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Spanish writer (1835-1886)

Death (age 50)

1867

1812

Joseph Wölfl, Anniversaries (May 21), Classical music history, Austrian composer and pianist

Death (age 38)

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