Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 3: 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 3: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 3, there are no less than 83 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Johann Christian Gerber (170th anniversary, Death), Eugenia Babad (120th anniversary, Birth), Anatoly Vedernikov (100th anniversary, Birth), Oto Ferenczy (20th anniversary, Death), Rosalind Elias (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 3

 

May 3

2020

Rosalind <strong>Elias</strong> Rosalind Elias, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, American mezzo-soprano

Death (age 90)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2016

Zoya Khrystych, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Soviet opera singer (1932-2016)

Death (age 83)

2006

Lars-Erik Jonsson, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Swedish singer and opera singer

Death (age 46)

2002

Yevgeny <strong>Svetlanov</strong> Yevgeny Svetlanov, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Russian conductor, composer, and pianist

Death (age 73)

2001

1999

1997

1991

Joseph Allard, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, American saxophonist, clarinetist, and teacher

Death (age 80)

1985

Mary Bothwell, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Canadian singer and painter

Death (age 84)

Hanna-Elisabeth <strong>Müller</strong> Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, German Soprano and opera, concert and recital singer

Birth (35th anniversary)

1984

Angel <strong>Blue</strong> Angel Blue, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (36th anniversary)

1981

Benjamin Moser, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, German pianist

Birth (39th anniversary)

1980

Celine Byrne, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Irish soprano

Birth (40th anniversary)

1976

1975

Maksim <strong>Mrvica</strong> Maksim Mrvica, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Croatian pianist

Birth (45th anniversary)

1974

Alejo Pérez, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Argentinian conductor

Birth (46th anniversary)

1969

Sonora Vaice, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Latvian opera singer

Birth (51th anniversary)

1961

Beat Weibel, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, composer, music arranger, instrumentalist, singer, producer, production sound mixer

Birth (59th anniversary)

1960

Péter Fried, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Hungarian singer

Birth (60th anniversary)

1959

Shigeru Kan-no, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Japanese composer and conductor

Birth (61th anniversary)

Ivari Ilja, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Estonian pianist

Birth (61th anniversary)

Michie Koyama, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, classical pianist

Birth (61th anniversary)

1958

Roland Cunningham, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Australian-born British singer and actor

Death (age 86)

1955

Stefan Dahlberg, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Swedish opera singer

Birth (65th anniversary)

1951

1950

Valentin Minovski, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Bulgarian opera singer

Birth (70th anniversary)

1948

Jiří Fuchs, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, musician, opera singer, choir director

Birth (72th anniversary)

1945

1943

Leslie Heward, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, British composer and conductor

Death (age 45)

1937

Agim Krajka, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Albanian pianist

Birth (83th anniversary)

1935

Charles Manners, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, British opera singer and theatrical manager

Death (age 77)

1934

Paul Glahn, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, German opera singer

Birth (86th anniversary)

1927

David Rosenmann-Taub, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Chilean writer and musician

Birth (93th anniversary)

1920

Anatoly Vedernikov, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Soviet Russian pianist

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1917

James Penberthy, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Twentieth century Australian composer and journalist

Birth

1889

Yitzchak Mann, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Polish-Israeli opera singer and hazzan

Birth

1887

Sophie Dietz, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 66)

1886

1877

1876

1861

1850

Johann Christian Gerber, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, German stage actor and opera singer (baritone)

Death (age 64)

1704

Heinrich <strong>Biber</strong> Heinrich Biber, Anniversaries (May 3), Classical music history, Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist

Death (age 59)

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