Every month, composers and musicians to remember! Classical music and opera have brought out tens of thousands of artists, are performed in thousands of venues and their composers have written scores in great numbers throughout 10 centuries of history. From January 1 to December 31, there are therefore many opportunities to remember a composer or discover an artist, to explore a genre or to expand a work' s knowledge.

May 2020 : essential commemorations

2020 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In May 2020, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Maya Kuliyeva (100th anniversary, Birth), Jean-Marie Auberson (100th anniversary, Birth), Mukasch Abdrajew (100th anniversary, Birth), Fanka Ikonomova (100th anniversary, Birth), Guðmundur Jónsson (100th anniversary, Birth)... and many more.

What's next? Every month, dozens of anniversaries are good reasons to discover a work, to rediscover a musician. Next month? June 2020... In a year? May 2021...

Day by day, all celebrations for May 2020

 

May 2020

01

Maya Kuliyeva, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Soviet opera singer and actor

100th anniversary (Birth)

Aleksander Kovač, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

02

Jean-Marie Auberson, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Swiss musician (1920-2004)

100th anniversary (Birth)

Alessandro <strong>Scarlatti</strong> Alessandro Scarlatti, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Italian composer

360th anniversary (Birth)

05

Mukasch Abdrajew, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Soviet composer and music educator (1920-1979)

100th anniversary (Birth)

06

Paul <strong>Abraham</strong> Paul Abraham, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Hungarian composer

60th anniversary (Death)

Fanka Ikonomova, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, cantatrice

100th anniversary (Birth)

Konstantin Lyadov, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Russian conductor (1820-1871)

200th anniversary (Birth)

07

Niccolò <strong>Piccinni</strong> Niccolò Piccinni, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Italian composer

220th anniversary (Death)

Carl <strong>Stamitz</strong> Carl Stamitz, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, German composer of partial Czech ancestry

275th anniversary (Birth)

08

Luigi <strong>Nono</strong> Luigi Nono, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Italian composer

30th anniversary (Death)

09

Giovanni <strong>Paisiello</strong> Giovanni Paisiello, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Neapolitan (Italian) composer of the Classical era

280th anniversary (Birth)

10

Guðmundur Jónsson, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Gabriela Montero, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Venezuelan musician

50th anniversary (Birth)

Claude Joseph Rouget de <strong>Lisle</strong> Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, French army officer

260th anniversary (Birth)

Charles Avison, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, English composer

250th anniversary (Death)

12

Gabriel <strong>Fauré</strong> Gabriel Fauré, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, French composer, organist, pianist and teacher

175th anniversary (Birth)

Carl Fredrik Lundqvist, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Swedish actor

100th anniversary (Death)

13

Gareth Morris, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, British musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

15

Anne Akiko <strong>Meyers</strong> Anne Akiko Meyers, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, American concert violinist

50th anniversary (Birth)

18

Pauline <strong>Viardot</strong> Pauline Viardot, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, French mezzo-soprano and composer

110th anniversary (Death)

Francesco Maria <strong>Piave</strong> Francesco Maria Piave, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Italian librettist

210th anniversary (Birth)

20

Jean-Pierre <strong>Rampal</strong> Jean-Pierre Rampal, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, French flutist

20th anniversary (Death)

Gustave Vogt, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, French oboist, composer and music educator

150th anniversary (Death)

Michał Bergson, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Polish musician

200th anniversary (Birth)

Carmelo Mollica, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, opera singer, actor

100th anniversary (Birth)

21

Franz von <strong>Suppé</strong> Franz von Suppé, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Austrian composer and conductor

125th anniversary (Death)

22

Alexander <strong>Fesca</strong> Alexander Fesca, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, German musician

200th anniversary (Birth)

23

Howard Mawson, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Canadian singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

25

Georg Jarno, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Hungarian composer

100th anniversary (Death)

26

Stasys Baranauskas-Baras, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Lithuanian singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

27

Niccolò <strong>Paganini</strong> Niccolò Paganini, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, composer

180th anniversary (Death)

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29

Mily <strong>Balakirev</strong> Mily Balakirev, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, Russian composer, pianist, and conductor

110th anniversary (Death)

30

George London, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, opera singer from Canada

100th anniversary (Birth)

31

Joachim Neander, Celebrations (May 2020), Classical music, German minister and composer

340th anniversary (Death)

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