Music anniversaries to be commemorated on May 8: 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 8: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For May 8, there are no less than 76 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Carl Seemann (110th anniversary, Birth), Heather Harper (90th anniversary, Birth), Lepo Sumera (70th anniversary, Birth), Hugo Alfvén (60th anniversary, Death), Luigi Nono (30th 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 8

 

May 8

2012

Roman Totenberg, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Polish-American musician

Death (age 101)

1991

Jean Langlais, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, French composer of modern classical music, organist, and improviser

Death (age 84)

1990

1988

Lise de la Salle, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, French classical pianist

Birth (32th anniversary)

1986

Pavlo Karmaliuk, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Ukrainian singer and opera singer

Death (age 78)

1984

Michael <strong>Fabiano</strong> Michael Fabiano, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (36th anniversary)

1983

Bohumír Halouzka, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster and organist

Death (age 90)

1982

Tati Helene, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Brazilian opera singer

Birth (38th anniversary)

Anthony Roth <strong>Costanzo</strong> Anthony Roth Costanzo, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, American countertenor, actor, and producer

Birth (38th anniversary)

1979

1978

Teodora Gheorghiu, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Romanian opera singer

Birth (42th anniversary)

1977

Gal James, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Israeli operatic soprano

Birth (43th anniversary)

1972

Brian <strong>Tyler</strong> Brian Tyler, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, American composer, producer, conductor, and film producer

Birth (48th anniversary)

Holger Marks, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (48th anniversary)

1971

Barbara <strong>Hannigan</strong> Barbara Hannigan, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Canadian operatic soprano

Birth (49th anniversary)

1970

Adolf Harbich, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 83)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1965

1963

Robert Holzer, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Birth (57th anniversary)

Helena Blagne, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Slovenian singer

Birth (57th anniversary)

Ignas Misiūra, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Lithuanian opera singer

Birth (57th anniversary)

1960

Hugo <strong>Alfvén</strong> Hugo Alfvén, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Swedish composer, conductor, violinist, and painter

Death (age 88)

1955

Denys Bouliane, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Canadian composer

Birth (65th anniversary)

Aline Sanden, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 75)

1951

Marcel <strong>Tournier</strong> Marcel Tournier, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, French harpist, composer, and pedagogue

Death (age 72)

1947

Felicity <strong>Lott</strong> Felicity Lott, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, English Soprano

Birth (73th anniversary)

1946

1944

1942

David Geary, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Canadian singer and director, active in Switzerland

Birth (78th anniversary)

1941

Heinrich Zöllner, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, German composer and conductor

Death (age 86)

1933

Albert Markov, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Russian-American violinist

Birth (87th anniversary)

1931

Charles Wilson, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Canadian composer, born 1931

Birth (89th anniversary)

Bertha Lewis, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, British opera singer and actress

Death (age 43)

1905

1885

Pavel Křížkovský, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer, pianist, organist and roman catholic priest

Death (age 65)

1884

1858

1847

Oscar Hammerstein I, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, German-born businessman, theater and opera impresario, and composer in New York City

Birth

1829

Mauro <strong>Giuliani</strong> Mauro Giuliani, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, Italian guitarist, cellist, singer, and composer

Death (age 47)

1778

Lorenz Christoph Mizler, Anniversaries (May 8), Classical music history, German music historian and polymath

Death (age 66)

1684

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