Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 5: 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 5: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 5, there are no less than 98 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Giuseppe Porsile (340th anniversary, Birth), Emilio Naudin (130th anniversary, Death), Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (120th anniversary, Birth), Vitaliy Hubarenko (20th anniversary, Death), Giulietta Simionato (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 5

 

May 5

2016

Isao <strong>Tomita</strong> Isao Tomita, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Japanese musician (1932-2016)

Death (age 84)

2013

Ruthild Engert, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 72)

2006

Štěpán Lucký, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster and organist

Death (age 87)

2004

František Sláma, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Czech music educator, educator and violoncellist

Death (age 80)

2003

David Lewin, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, American music theorist

Death (age 69)

1996

Salli Terri, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, North American singer and arranger

Death (age 73)

1986

Ruy Coelho, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Portuguese pianist, composer and conductor

Death (age 97)

1980

Julia <strong>Kleiter</strong> Julia Kleiter, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (40th anniversary)

1978

Ola <strong>Gjeilo</strong> Ola Gjeilo, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Norwegian composer and pianist

Birth (42th anniversary)

Ján Móry, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Slovak composer and pedagogue

Death (age 85)

1975

1973

Katarzyna Trylnik, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (47th anniversary)

David Björkman, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, conductor, violinist

Birth (47th anniversary)

1970

Guillaume <strong>Connesson</strong> Guillaume Connesson, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, French composer

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1968

Vincent <strong>Dumestre</strong> Vincent Dumestre, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, French musician

Birth (52th anniversary)

1967

Evgueniy Alexiev, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, French opera singer

Birth (53th anniversary)

1964

Isabelle Moretti, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, French harpist

Birth (56th anniversary)

Ingela <strong>Brimberg</strong> Ingela Brimberg, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Swedish opera singer

Birth (56th anniversary)

1962

Kaoru Wada, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Japanese composer

Birth (58th anniversary)

1960

Christopher Ventris, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, British opera singer

Birth (60th anniversary)

1959

Anna Jeremus-Lewandowska, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Polish opera singer

Birth (61th anniversary)

1958

Junichi Hirokami, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Japanese conductor

Birth (62th anniversary)

1957

Mikhail <strong>Gnesin</strong> Mikhail Gnesin, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Russian Jewish composer and teacher

Death (age 74)

1953

Ichirō Nodaira, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Japanese composer and musicologist

Birth (67th anniversary)

1951

Cyprien <strong>Katsaris</strong> Cyprien Katsaris, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, French musician

Birth (69th anniversary)

1949

Jan Vičar, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer, musicologist and university educator

Birth (71th anniversary)

1940

Aatos Tapala, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Finnish actor

Birth (80th anniversary)

1931

Mykola Kondratyuk, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer (1931-2006)

Birth

Matti Tuloisela, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Finnish opera singer

Birth (89th anniversary)

1927

Charles <strong>Rosen</strong> Charles Rosen, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, American pianist and writer on music

Birth

1925

Otto <strong>Lohse</strong> Otto Lohse, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, German composer and conductor

Death (age 65)

Vladimir Vavilov, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Russian guitarist, lutenist and composer

Birth

1920

Mukasch Abdrajew, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Soviet composer and music educator (1920-1979)

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1907

Yoritsune Matsudaira, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Japanese composer of contemporary classical music

Birth

1904

Emma Mampe-Babnigg, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, music pedagogue, stage actor

Death (age 79)

1891

Conrad Arnesen, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Norwegian actor and opera singer

Birth

1885

1880

1854

1852

František Xaver Chotek, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and organist

Death (age 51)

1816

1751

Jan Křtitel Kuchař, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, Czech harpsichordist, composer and organist

Birth

1623

Philip Rosseter, Anniversaries (May 5), Classical music history, English composer and musician

Death (age 55)

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