Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 6: 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 6: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 6, there are no less than 72 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Jean-Baptiste Stuck (340th anniversary, Birth), Wilhelm Würfel (230th anniversary, Birth), Konstantin Lyadov (200th anniversary, Birth), Hortense Schneider (100th anniversary, Death), Paul Abraham (60th 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 6

 

May 6

1987

Teddy Abrams, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, American musician

Birth (33th anniversary)

1983

Ingeborg Schübeler Gillebo, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Norwegian opera singer

Birth (37th anniversary)

1981

1980

1979

Jan Erik Mikalsen, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Norwegian contemporary music composer

Birth (41th anniversary)

1977

1975

1974

1973

Ola Isene, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Norwegian baritone opera singer and actor (1898–1973)

Death (age 74)

1971

Anna Radziejewska, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (49th anniversary)

1970

Salomėja Staniulytė, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Lithuanian opera singer

Death (age 70)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1965

Nathalie <strong>Stutzmann</strong> Nathalie Stutzmann, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, French opera singer

Birth (55th anniversary)

1963

Balázs Kocsár, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor

Birth (57th anniversary)

1960

Phyllis Treigle, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Operatic soprano

Birth (60th anniversary)

Yekaterina Chemberdzhi, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Russian composer, pianist and music educator

Birth (60th anniversary)

1957

1953

1947

Louise Homer, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, American opera singer (1871-1947)

Death (age 76)

1945

Victoria Bond, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, classical composer

Birth (75th anniversary)

1942

1936

Hans Jelmoli, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Swiss musician (1877-1936)

Death (age 59)

1932

1931

1924

Émile Wambach, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Belgian conductor, composer, musicologist and music educator

Death (age 69)

1920

Fanka Ikonomova, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, cantatrice

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

Hortense Schneider, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, singer

Death (age 87)

100th anniversary    (2020)

1892

Ernest <strong>Guiraud</strong> Ernest Guiraud, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, French composer and music teacher

Death (age 54)

Nikodem Biernacki, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Polish violinist and composer

Death (age 66)

1879

Mrs Howard Paul, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, British singer and opera singer

Death (age 46)

1874

Karel Vraný, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Czech composer and choirmaster

Death (age 33)

1852

 

1820

Konstantin Lyadov, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Russian conductor (1820-1871)

Birth

200th anniversary    (2020)

1814

Georg Joseph Vogler, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, German composer, organist, teacher and music theorist

Death (age 64)

Heinrich Wilhelm <strong>Ernst</strong> Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Czech violinist, composer and violist

Birth

1809

1790

Wilhelm Würfel, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator, composer and pianist

Birth

1680

Jean-Baptiste <strong>Stuck</strong> Jean-Baptiste Stuck, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Italian-French composer and cellist

Birth

1666

Paul Siefert, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, German composer and organist

Death (age 79)

1596

Giaches de Wert, Anniversaries (May 6), Classical music history, Franco-Flemish composer

Death (age 61)

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