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.

June 1: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For June 1, there are no less than 70 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Johann Baptist Wessely (210th anniversary, Death), Mikhail Fichtenholz (100th anniversary, Birth), Karl-Walter Böhm (20th 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 June 1

 

June 1

2009

Silvio Barbato, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, Italian-Brazilian opera conductor and composer

Death (age 50)

2001

Roger Albin, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, cellist, choir director

Death (age 80)

2000

Oskar Czerwenka, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Death (age 75)

1994

1983

1978

1975

Ha Young Lee, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, South Korean opera singer

Birth (45th anniversary)

1968

Daniel Hůlka, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, Czech actor and opera singer

Birth (52th anniversary)

1964

Gustáv Šimkovič, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, composer, music pedagogue, choir director

Death (age 84)

1963

Masayuki Kino, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, Japanese violinist and concertmaster

Birth (57th anniversary)

1961

Peter <strong>Machajdík</strong> Peter Machajdík, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, Slovak composer

Birth (59th anniversary)

Irina Sokolova, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, Russian pianist

Birth (59th anniversary)

1958

Henri Pensis, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, Luxembourg musician (1900-1958)

Death (age 57)

1946

1945

Frederica von Stade, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, American singer, rcording artist

Birth (75th anniversary)

1943

Richard Goode, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, American musician

Birth (77th anniversary)

Elisabeth Glauser, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, Swiss singer and opera singer

Birth (77th anniversary)

1936

1924

1920

Mikhail Fichtenholz, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, Soviet musician

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1918

Jaroslav Novotný, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and choirmaster

Death (age 32)

1917

Přemysl Kočí, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, 1917-2003 Czech theater manager, actor, music educator, opera singer, professor and university educator

Birth

1911

Erika Druzovič, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, music pedagogue, opera singer, director

Birth

1879

Eduard Bost, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 66)

1858

Alice Barbi, Anniversaries (June 1), Classical music history, Italian violinist, singer and opera singer

Birth

 

1810

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