Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 31: 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 31: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 31, there are no less than 74 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Joachim Neander (340th anniversary, Death), Emil Siebert (130th anniversary, Death), Benjamin Lees (10th 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 31

 

May 31

2015

Nico Castel, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, American opera singer

Death (age 83)

2011

Mönirä Bulatova, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, Russian opera singer, mezzo-soprano

Death (age 97)

2004

1994

1991

Bruno Lukk, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, pianist, music pedagogue

Death (age 81)

1987

Wilbur Evans, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, American actor and singer

Death (age 81)

1981

Felix Loeffel, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, Swiss opera singer (1892-1981)

Death (age 88)

1979

Nicolas Baldeyrou, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, French clarinettist

Birth (41th anniversary)

1977

1974

Paul Reeves, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, British opera singer

Birth (46th anniversary)

1971

Diana <strong>Damrau</strong> Diana Damrau, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, German soprano opera singer

Birth (49th anniversary)

1966

1962

Eduard Toldrà, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, Music conductor and composer

Death (age 67)

1959

1955

Bruce Adolphe, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, Composer, author, scholar

Birth (65th anniversary)

Raoul <strong>Gunsbourg</strong> Raoul Gunsbourg, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, opera director, impresario, composer and writer

Death (age 95)

1953

Audrey Mildmay, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, English-Canadian singer

Death (age 52)

1949

Nancy Shade, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (71th anniversary)

Alfred Muff, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, Swiss opera singer

Birth (71th anniversary)

1947

Henri Casadesus, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, violist, viola d'amore player, composer, and music publisher

Death (age 67)

1946

Gábor Gárday, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, Hungarian opera singer

Birth (74th anniversary)

1931

Shirley <strong>Verrett</strong> Shirley Verrett, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, American opera singer, educator and writer

Birth

1905

Franz Strauss, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, German composer and virtuoso horn player. Father of Richard Strauss

Death (age 83)

1879

Frances Davis Alda, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, New Zealand-born Australian operatic soprano

Birth

1851

Marianne Müller, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, German soprano and actress

Death (age 79)

1804

Louise <strong>Farrenc</strong> Louise Farrenc, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, French composer, virtuosa pianist and teacher

Birth

1680

Joachim Neander, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, German minister and composer

Death (age 30)

1656

Marin <strong>Marais</strong> Marin Marais, Anniversaries (May 31), Classical music history, French composer and viol player

Birth

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