Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 22: 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 22: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 22, there are no less than 70 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Giuseppe Ciccimarra (230th anniversary, Birth), Alexander Fesca (200th anniversary, Birth), Juan Arvizu (120th anniversary, Birth), Jiří Svoboda (50th anniversary, Death), Pavol Tonkovič (40th 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 22

 

May 22

2005

Thurl Ravenscroft, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, American voice actor, bass singer (1914-2005)

Death (age 91)

1999

Miklós Szabó, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, opera singer, librettist, translator,

Death (age 89)

1989

1988

Jaroslav Maštalíř, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and pianist

Death (age 82)

1987

Mario Zafred, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, Italian composer, music critic, and opera director

Death (age 65)

1984

1980

Pavol Tonkovič, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, composer, folklorist, music pedagogue, conductor

Death (age 73)

1970

Jiří Svoboda, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, Czech composer and teacher

Death (age 72)

50th anniversary    (2020)

Hedwig Hillengaß, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 67)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1967

Dietrich Henschel, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (53th anniversary)

1965

1962

Bo <strong>Skovhus</strong> Bo Skovhus, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, Danish opera singer

Birth (58th anniversary)

1956

Maria Winetzkaja, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, Moldova-born American mezzo-soprano opera singer

Death (age 67)

1953

Roger Bellon, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, Classical and film score composer

Birth (67th anniversary)

1952

Ivan Olenchik, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, Russian musician

Birth (68th anniversary)

1947

Mesut İktu, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, opera singer

Birth (73th anniversary)

1941

Jaroslav Galia, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, Czech composer and choirmaster

Death (age 65)

1939

1929

1922

1916

1913

František Jílek, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer and pianist

Birth

1903

1879

Jean Cras, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, French composer, Commander of French Navy

Birth

1872

Auguste von Faßmann, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 64)

1836

 

1820

Alexander <strong>Fesca</strong> Alexander Fesca, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, German musician

Birth

200th anniversary    (2020)

1795

Friedrich Wilhelm <strong>Marpurg</strong> Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, German music critic, music-theorist and composer

Death (age 76)

1765

Václav Haan, Anniversaries (May 22), Classical music history, Czech composer and organist

Death (age 51)

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