Music anniversaries to be commemorated on October 16: 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.

October 16: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For October 16, there are no less than 75 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Sylvius Leopold Weiss (270th anniversary, Death), Mario Tiberini (140th anniversary, Death), Alberto Nepomuceno (100th anniversary, Death), Margreta Elkins (90th anniversary, Birth), Jorge Bolet (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 October 16

 

October 16

2017

Nikolaj Ohotnikov, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer

Death (age 80)

2014

2004

Jon Bratt Otnes, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Norwegian diplomat and opera singer

Death (age 85)

1997

1988

1985

1984

Margarita Agreneva-Slavyanskaya, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, singer, choir director, opera singer, soprano

Death (age 104)

1983

Øivin Fjeldstad, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Norwegian conductor and violinist

Death (age 80)

1968

1965

Bjørn Borge, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Norwegian musician and conductor

Birth (55th anniversary)

1961

1960

Kerry Turner, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, American composer and horn player

Birth (60th anniversary)

1959

1957

1956

Marin <strong>Alsop</strong> Marin Alsop, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Conductor and violinist

Birth (64th anniversary)

1955

1949

Kazuhiro Koizumi, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Japanese conductor

Birth (71th anniversary)

1945

1941

Eva-Maria Bundschuh, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (79th anniversary)

1940

Valentin Timaru, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, composer, musicologist, pedagogue

Birth (80th anniversary)

1936

Gerardo Gandini, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Argentinian composer, conductor and music educator

Birth

1931

Valery Klimov, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Russian musician

Birth (89th anniversary)

1930

1928

Gustav Láska, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator, composer, contrabassist, choirmaster and organist (1847-1928)

Death (age 81)

1924

Arthur Cosenza, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Stage director of opera snd impresario

Birth

1920

Alberto <strong>Nepomuceno</strong> Alberto Nepomuceno, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Brazilian composer and conductor

Death (age 56)

100th anniversary    (2020)

1919

1916

Nina Oksentyan, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Russian organist and professor of music

Birth

1902

Anna Malenfant, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Canadian singer, educator and composer

Birth

1893

Carlo <strong>Pedrotti</strong> Carlo Pedrotti, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Italian composer and conductor

Death (age 75)

1885

1874

Robert Evett, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, British opera singer, actor and theatre manager

Birth

1621

Jan Pieterszoon <strong>Sweelinck</strong> Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Anniversaries (October 16), Classical music history, Dutch composer, organist, and pedagogue in the Renaissance-Baroque eras

Death (age 59)

1599

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