Music anniversaries to be commemorated on November 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.

November 8: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For November 8, there are no less than 72 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Friedrich Witt (250th anniversary, Birth), Thomas Carter (220th anniversary, Death), Karel Komzák II (170th anniversary, Birth), César Franck (130th anniversary, Death), Franz Lukasovsky (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 November 8

 

November 8

2018

2017

Georgy Portnov, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, Soviet conductor and composer

Death (age 89)

2009

Arda Mandikian, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, Soprano opera singer born in Greece

Death (age 85)

1990

Jeremy Dutcher, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, classically-trained Canadian Indigenous tenor, composer, musicologist, performer and activist

Birth (30th anniversary)

1984

1971

Ruben <strong>Gazarian</strong> Ruben Gazarian, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, Armenian conductor

Birth (49th anniversary)

1968

Paul Gay, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, French opera singer

Birth (52th anniversary)

1962

Diana Arismendi, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, Venezuelan composer

Birth (58th anniversary)

1959

Hannu Forsberg, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, Finnish opera singer

Birth (61th anniversary)

1954

Pedro Vilarroig, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, Spanish composer and mining engineer

Birth (66th anniversary)

1942

Astrid Schirmer, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, German operatic soprano

Birth (78th anniversary)

1941

Simon Standage, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, English violinist and conductor

Birth (79th anniversary)

1940

Franz Lukasovsky, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, music pedagogue, university teacher

Birth (80th anniversary)

1938

Richard Stoker, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, British composer

Birth (82th anniversary)

1933

Olefine Moe, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, Norwegian actor and singer

Death (age 83)

1929

1925

Arturo Sergi, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, American musician, singer and opera singer

Birth

1907

Marie Sasse, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, Belgian operatic soprano

Death (age 73)

1894

Anton <strong>Rubinstein</strong> Anton Rubinstein, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, Russian pianist, composer and conductor

Death (age 64)

1892

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

Birth

1890

César <strong>Franck</strong> César Franck, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, Belgian-French composer, organist and music teacher

Death (age 67)

1850

Karel Komzák <strong>II</strong> Karel Komzák II, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer and choirmaster

Birth

1833

Maximilian <strong>Stadler</strong> Maximilian Stadler, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, Austrian composer, musicologist and pianist

Death (age 85)

1770

Friedrich Witt, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, German composer and cellist

Birth

250th anniversary    (2020)

1718

Joseph Aloys Schmittbaur, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, German composer, Kapellmeister, and instrument builder

Birth

1599

Francisco Guerrero, Anniversaries (November 8), Classical music history, Spanish composer of the Renaissance

Death (age 71)

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