Music anniversaries to be commemorated on October 17: 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 17: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For October 17, there are no less than 92 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini (300th anniversary, Birth), Stephen Kovacevich (80th anniversary, Birth), Lauri Vasar (50th 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 October 17

 

October 17

2005

Jonas Aleksa, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Lithuanian conductor and university teacher (1939-2005)

Death (age 66)

2004

1991

James Johnston, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, British opera singer (1903-1991)

Death (age 88)

1986

Josef <strong>Špaček</strong> Josef Špaček, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Czech solo violinist and the concert master of the Czech Philharmonic orchestra

Birth (34th anniversary)

Dmitriy Yankovskiy, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (34th anniversary)

Migran Erkat, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer (1921-1986)

Death (age 65)

1984

Annabel Jarman, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (36th anniversary)

Raphaël <strong>Pichon</strong> Raphaël Pichon, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, singer and founder of the Pygmalion ensemble

Birth (36th anniversary)

1983

Edda Ehrnrooth, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Finnish opear singer and actor

Death (age 90)

1981

Jamie <strong>Barton</strong> Jamie Barton, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, American operatic mezzo-soprano

Birth (39th anniversary)

Daniel Serafin, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Austrian actor, singer and opera singer

Birth (39th anniversary)

1975

Vittorio Gui, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Italian conductor, and composer

Death (age 90)

1971

1970

Lauri Vasar, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Estonian singer and opera singer

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1965

Joel N. Juan Qui, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Mexican educationist

Birth (55th anniversary)

1963

Yolanda Mero, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Hungarian-American musician

Death (age 76)

1962

Paul Neubauer, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, American musician

Birth (58th anniversary)

Jean-Efflam <strong>Bavouzet</strong> Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, French classical pianist

Birth (58th anniversary)

1961

Thomas Mohr, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, opera singer, first baritone, then tenor, also academic voice teacher and founder of music festival

Birth (59th anniversary)

1958

Martín Matalon, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Argentine composer

Birth (62th anniversary)

1955

Maria Farneti, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Italian soprano and opera singer (1877-1955)

Death (age 77)

1953

Max Kuttner, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 70)

1946

1945

Betsy Norden, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Operatic soprano

Birth (75th anniversary)

1943

1940

Stephen Kovacevich, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, American pianist and conductor

Birth (80th anniversary)

1939

Reiner Goldberg, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, German opera singer

Birth (81th anniversary)

1938

John Pringle, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Australian operatic baritone

Birth (82th anniversary)

1937

Nonna Surzhyna, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Ukrainian singer, opera singer and music educator

Birth (83th anniversary)

1935

Nikolaus Simkowsky, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Austrian tenor (1935-)

Birth (85th anniversary)

1933

Françoise Garner, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, French opera singer

Birth (87th anniversary)

1918

1916

Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Polish composer, musicologist and music educator

Birth

1911

1908

1898

Shinichi Suzuki, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Japanese violinist and pioneer of musical pedagogy

Birth

1896

1837

1720

Maria Teresa Agnesi <strong>Pinottini</strong> Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini, Anniversaries (October 17), Classical music history, Italian composer

Birth

300th anniversary    (2020)

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