Music anniversaries to be commemorated on October 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.

October 8: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For October 8, there are no less than 87 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Felix Woyrsch (160th anniversary, Birth), Louis Vierne (150th anniversary, Birth), Jaume Pahissa (140th anniversary, Birth), Dorothy Dow (100th anniversary, Birth), Toru Takemitsu (90th 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 8

 

October 8

2012

Michel Schwalbé, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, Polish violinist and concertmaster

Death (age 92)

2011

Ingvar Wixell, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, Swedish opera singer (1931-2011)

Death (age 80)

1993

1991

Deniz Türkmen, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, German-Turkish pianist and composer

Birth (29th anniversary)

1988

Ernst Hermann <strong>Meyer</strong> Ernst Hermann Meyer, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, German musicologist (1905-1988)

Death (age 82)

1979

Alexander <strong>Shelley</strong> Alexander Shelley, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, British conductor

Birth (41th anniversary)

1976

Jennifer <strong>Koh</strong> Jennifer Koh, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, American musician

Birth (44th anniversary)

1975

1974

1968

1966

1962

Xavier Albertí i Gallart, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, Catalan theatre director and composer

Birth (58th anniversary)

1961

1959

1958

1956

Garth Knox, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, Irish musician

Birth (64th anniversary)

1955

René de Castéra, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, French composer (1873-1955)

Death (age 82)

Jeanne Galway, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, American musician

Birth (65th anniversary)

1954

Carl Vine, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, Australian composer

Birth (66th anniversary)

David Snow, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (66th anniversary)

1953

Kathleen Ferrier, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, English contralto (1912–1953)

Death (age 41)

1947

Bob van Asperen, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, Dutch harpsichordist and early keyboard instrument performer

Birth (73th anniversary)

Kurt Rydl, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, Austrian opera singer

Birth (73th anniversary)

1943

Marianne Golz, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Death (age 48)

1939

Andrew Thomas, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (81th anniversary)

1936

Sigrid Martikke, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (84th anniversary)

1930

Toru <strong>Takemitsu</strong> Toru Takemitsu, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory

Birth

1928

Nina Sergeevna Isakova, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, Soviet singer, opera singer and music educator

Birth (92th anniversary)

1920

Dorothy Dow, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, singer

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1895

Lautaro García, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, Chilean author and opera singer (1895-1982)

Birth

1880

Jaume Pahissa, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, Catalan composer, conductor and music writer

Birth

1870

Louis <strong>Vierne</strong> Louis Vierne, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, French organist and composer

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1865

Heinrich Wilhelm <strong>Ernst</strong> Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, Anniversaries (October 8), Classical music history, Czech violinist, composer and violist

Death (age 51)

1821

1772

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