Music anniversaries to be commemorated on October 2: 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 2: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For October 2, there are no less than 80 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Max Bruch (100th anniversary, Death), Günter Kochan (90th anniversary, Birth), José Todaro (80th anniversary, Birth), Jaroslav Doubrava (60th anniversary, Death), Lina Pagliughi (40th 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 2

 

October 2

2017

Klaus Huber, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Swiss composer (1924-2017)

Death (age 92)

2016

Neville <strong>Marriner</strong> Neville Marriner, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, English conductor and violinist

Death (age 92)

2007

2001

Juls <strong>Serger</strong> Juls Serger, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, film actor, opera singer, child actor

Birth (19th anniversary)

1989

Takahiro Tsuji, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, composer, music arranger

Birth (31th anniversary)

1981

1974

Jiaxin Cheng, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Chinese musician

Birth (46th anniversary)

1972

Sharon Bezaly, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Israeli musician

Birth (48th anniversary)

1971

1961

1959

Elisabeth Munthe-Kaas, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, music pedagogue

Death (age 76)

1955

Jutta Bokor, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Hungarian opera singer

Birth (65th anniversary)

1954

Shizuka Ishikawa, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Japanese violinist

Birth (66th anniversary)

1952

Janusz Olejniczak, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Polish actor and musician

Birth (68th anniversary)

1949

Avery Brooks, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, American actor, director, musician, singer, and professor

Birth (71th anniversary)

1946

Lars Waage, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Danish opera singer

Birth (74th anniversary)

Jonathan Summers, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Australian opera singer

Birth (74th anniversary)

1944

Ton <strong>Koopman</strong> Ton Koopman, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Dutch conductor, organist and harpsichordist

Birth (76th anniversary)

1942

1940

José Todaro, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Italian opera singer

Birth (80th anniversary)

1939

Mirjana Bohanec, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Croatian opera singer and actor

Birth (81th anniversary)

1931

Pierre Cogen, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, French musician

Birth (89th anniversary)

Richard Novák, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Czech composer, opera singer and organist

Birth (89th anniversary)

1928

Eduard Granados Gal, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Spanish businessperson and composer (1894-1928)

Death (age 34)

1925

Alois Piňos, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and university educator

Birth

1922

Otmar Mácha, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Czech theatre director and composer

Birth

1921

David <strong>Bispham</strong> David Bispham, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, First American–born operatic baritone to win an international reputation

Death (age 64)

1920

Max <strong>Bruch</strong> Max Bruch, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, German romantic composer and conductor (1838-1920)

Death (age 82)

100th anniversary    (2020)

1890

Felix Zrno, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer and teacher

Birth

1881

1866

1851

1823

Daniel Steibelt, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, German pianist and composer

Death (age 57)

 

1805

Anna Maria Crouch, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, English singer, actress and mistress of George, Prince of Wales

Death (age 42)

1768

Václav Haas, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, Czech composer and organist

Death (age 74)

 

1751

Pierre du Dumage, Anniversaries (October 2), Classical music history, French organist and composer

Death (age 76)

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