Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 7: 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 7: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 7, there are no less than 93 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Niccolò Piccinni (220th anniversary, Death), Anton Seidl (170th anniversary, Birth), Sven Herdenberg (130th anniversary, Birth), Igor Bezrodny (90th anniversary, Birth), John Macurdy (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 7

 

May 7

2020

John <strong>Macurdy</strong> John Macurdy, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, American opera singer

Death (age 91)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2015

2014

2011

2009

Eric Garrett, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, English operatic bass

Death (age 78)

2007

2006

Jan Simons, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Canadian opera singer

Death (age 80)

2001

Elisabeth Reichelt, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 91)

1999

1986

Lim Hyung-joo, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, South Korean opera singer

Birth (34th anniversary)

1979

Vito Žuraj, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Slovenian composer

Birth (41th anniversary)

1978

Antal Pusztai, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Hungarian musician

Birth (42th anniversary)

1977

Lisa Kelly, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Irish singer

Birth (43th anniversary)

1975

Fernando Lima, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Spanish singer

Birth (45th anniversary)

Maria <strong>Bengtsson</strong> Maria Bengtsson, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Swedish operatic soprano

Birth (45th anniversary)

1974

1964

1958

Alan John, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Australian composer

Birth (62th anniversary)

1956

Anne Dudley, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, English composer and pop musician

Birth (64th anniversary)

1951

Janina Fialkowska, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Canadian pianist

Birth (69th anniversary)

1950

Jan Nepomuk Wünsch, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster and organist

Death (age 94)

1947

Emmanuel Krivine, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, French conductor

Birth (73th anniversary)

Stefka Evstatieva, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Bulgarian singer

Birth (73th anniversary)

Eva Ben-Zvi, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Israeli soprano

Birth (73th anniversary)

1946

Gabriel Chmura, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Polish conductor

Birth (74th anniversary)

1944

Alison Bauld, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Australian composer

Birth (76th anniversary)

Melanya Abovyan, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Armenian singer

Birth (76th anniversary)

1942

1941

Ernesto Gavazzi, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (79th anniversary)

1937

W. O. Forsyth, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Canadian pianist and composer

Death (age 78)

1931

Ingvar Wixell, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Swedish opera singer (1931-2011)

Birth

Antonín Petzold, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer, choirmaster and organist

Death (age 72)

1930

Eduardo García-Mansilla, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Argentinian composer and diplomat

Death (age 59)

Igor Bezrodny, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, violinist, conductor and professor

Birth

1928

Alexander <strong>Spendiaryan</strong> Alexander Spendiaryan, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Russian composer of Armenian descent

Death (age 56)

1923

Sadie Martinot, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, American opera singer and actor

Death (age 61)

1921

1904

1903

Émile Durand, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, French musical theorist, teacher and composer

Death (age 73)

1894

Edmond Appia, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Swiss conductor and musicologist (1894-1961)

Birth

1886

Jenny Bürde-Ney, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 61)

Leo Schützendorf, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, bass-baritone, musician, actor

Birth

1871

Vojtěch Kuchynka, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Czech composer, contrabassist and choirmaster

Birth

1850

Anton Seidl, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Hungarian-American music conductor

Birth

1825

Antonio <strong>Salieri</strong> Antonio Salieri, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Italian classical composer and conductor

Death (age 74)

 

1818

Leopold Koželuch, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and pianist

Death (age 70)

1814

Henriette Hansen, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Norwegian actor, dancer and singer

Birth

1793

Pietro <strong>Nardini</strong> Pietro Nardini, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, Italian composer and violinist

Death (age 71)

 

1756

Thomas <strong>Linley</strong> Thomas Linley, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, English singer, violinist and composer (1756-1788)

Birth

1745

Carl <strong>Stamitz</strong> Carl Stamitz, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, German composer of partial Czech ancestry

Birth

1704

1667

Johann Jakob <strong>Froberger</strong> Johann Jakob Froberger, Anniversaries (May 7), Classical music history, German composer and keyboardist

Death (age 50)

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