Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 4: 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 4: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 4, there are no less than 77 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Lorenzo Salvi (210th anniversary, Birth), Emil von Reznicek (160th anniversary, Birth), Roberta Peters (90th anniversary, Birth), Eliška Pappová (80th 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 4

 

May 4

2018

2012

2003

Arthur Oldham, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, British composer and conductor

Death (age 76)

1995

1988

Dmitry Masleev, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Russian pianist (born 1988)

Birth (32th anniversary)

1985

Adam <strong>Plachetka</strong> Adam Plachetka, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Czech opera singer

Birth (35th anniversary)

1983

1982

Shun Tominaga, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Japanese pianist

Birth (38th anniversary)

1981

Franco <strong>Fagioli</strong> Franco Fagioli, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Argentinian countertenor

Birth (39th anniversary)

1979

Magnus Loddgard, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Norwegian conductor

Birth (41th anniversary)

1978

Matthew <strong>Rose</strong> Matthew Rose, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, British opera singer

Birth (42th anniversary)

1976

Mária Budanovits, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, opera singer, voice teacher

Death (age 86)

1975

Tigran Koninyan, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Armenian opera singer

Birth (45th anniversary)

1973

Kiai Nara, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Japanese pianist

Birth (47th anniversary)

1972

1969

Jaak Jõekallas, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Estonian opera singer

Birth (51th anniversary)

1967

Bion Tsang, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, American-Chinese musician

Birth (53th anniversary)

1965

Peter Bording, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Dutch singer

Birth (55th anniversary)

1963

Roland Pöntinen, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Swedish musician

Birth (57th anniversary)

1957

Walter Streckfuß, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 56)

1955

George <strong>Enescu</strong> George Enescu, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Romanian and French composer, violinist, pianist, conductor, and teacher

Death (age 73)

1954

Ryan Cayabyab, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Filipino musician

Birth (66th anniversary)

1944

1943

1942

Vasily Osipov, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Russian singer and opera singer (1879-1942)

Death (age 63)

1940

Eliška Pappová, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, opera singer, singer

Birth (80th anniversary)

1932

Eva Zikmundová, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, opera singer, singer

Birth (88th anniversary)

1924

Tatiana <strong>Nikolayeva</strong> Tatiana Nikolayeva, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Russian Soviet pianist, composer and teacher

Birth

 

1907

Elsa Cavelti, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Swiss opera singer and academic voice teacher

Birth

1903

Stanislav Mašata, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster and organist

Birth

1860

1859

1847

1833

Martha Dickons, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, British opera singer (c.1774–1833)

Death (age 58)

1811

Julius Bercht, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, author, singer, opera singer, stage actor, writer

Birth

1803

Katharina Lang, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, composer, actor, stage actor, opera singer

Death (age 28)

1783

Franz Andreas Holly, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Czech conductor and composer

Death (age 35)

1655

Bartolomeo <strong>Cristofori</strong> Bartolomeo Cristofori, Anniversaries (May 4), Classical music history, Italian maker of musical instruments

Birth

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