Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 2: 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 2: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 2, there are no less than 81 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Alessandro Scarlatti (360th anniversary, Birth), Hans Christian Lumbye (210th anniversary, Birth), Jean-Marie Auberson (100th anniversary, Birth), Petra Nadvornik (60th anniversary, Birth)... to name only some of the artists, composers or performers, known or less known throughout the world.

All important anniversaries to commemorate a May 2

 

May 2

2017

Norma Procter, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, English operatic contralto

Death (age 89)

2012

Claude Lefebvre, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, composer and poet from France

Death (age 80)

2008

Wojciech Dzieduszycki, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Polish actor, singer and theatre critic

Death (age 95)

1999

Anahit Tsitsikian, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Armenian violinist, musicologist, teacher

Death (age 72)

1992

Hanns Nocker, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 65)

Hans Braun, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Death (age 74)

1987

Vladimir Valaytis, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, musician

Death (age 64)

1986

Yeol Eum <strong>Son</strong> Yeol Eum Son, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, South Korean pianist

Birth (34th anniversary)

Gourgen Baveyan, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Armenian opera singer

Birth (34th anniversary)

1977

Yusif <strong>Eyvazov</strong> Yusif Eyvazov, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Azerbaijani tenor singer

Birth (43th anniversary)

1974

1972

Allan Bergius, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, German singer

Birth (48th anniversary)

Georg <strong>Nigl</strong> Georg Nigl, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Austrian baritone singer

Birth (48th anniversary)

1965

Matthew Barley, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, British cellist

Birth (55th anniversary)

1960

Petra Nadvornik, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (60th anniversary)

1959

Helen Jahren, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Swedish musician

Birth (61th anniversary)

1956

Robert Dean Smith, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (64th anniversary)

1954

Elliot <strong>Goldenthal</strong> Elliot Goldenthal, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (66th anniversary)

1953

Valery <strong>Gergiev</strong> Valery Gergiev, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Russian conductor and opera company director

Birth (67th anniversary)

1952

1951

Jos Watelet, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Belgian composer, musicologist, pianist and organist

Death (age 70)

1946

Anna Hagelstam, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Finnish singer and songwriter

Death (age 62)

1942

1941

1935

Leon Juřica, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Czech music educator and composer

Birth

Werner Haseleu, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, German musician, singer and opera singer (1935-2012)

Birth

1925

1920

Jean-Marie Auberson, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Swiss musician (1920-2004)

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1918

Emilio Bozzano, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Italian composer and organist

Death (age 78)

1903

Øivin Fjeldstad, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Norwegian conductor and violinist

Birth

1887

1886

1874

1864

Giacomo <strong>Meyerbeer</strong> Giacomo Meyerbeer, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, German Jewish opera composer

Death (age 72)

1839

Quido Havlasa, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer, choirmaster and organist

Birth

 

1817

Zikmund Kolešovský, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Czech music reviewer, music educator, composer and organist

Birth

Wenzel Krumpholz, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Czech violinist and composer

Death (age 67)

1799

Henri-Joseph Rigel, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, French composer of German birth

Death (age 58)

1759

Alanus Plumlovský, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, Czech composer and roman catholic priest

Death (age 56)

1707

Jean-Baptiste <strong>Barrière</strong> Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Anniversaries (May 2), Classical music history, French cellist and composer (1707–1747)

Birth

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