Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 12: 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.

August 12: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 12, there are no less than 80 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Annibale Pio Fabri (260th anniversary, Death), Lillian Evanti (130th anniversary, Birth), Heinrich Sutermeister (110th anniversary, Birth), Alexander Yossifov (80th anniversary, Birth), Piotr Perkowski (30th 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 August 12

 

August 12

2014

2013

Spas Wenkoff, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Death (age 84)

1996

1992

John <strong>Cage</strong> John Cage, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, American avant-garde composer

Death (age 79)

Teo Gheorghiu, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, Swiss actor and musician

Birth (28th anniversary)

1990

Anna Tsybuleva, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, Ukrainian-born Russian classical pianist

Birth (30th anniversary)

1981

Andrea <strong>Carè</strong> Andrea Carè, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, Italian opera singer

Birth (39th anniversary)

1977

Zanne Stapelberg, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, South African opera singer

Birth (43th anniversary)

1976

1966

Carlos <strong>Álvarez</strong> Carlos Álvarez, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, Operatic baritone

Birth (54th anniversary)

1964

1963

1961

Tom Scott, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, American composer, born 1912

Death (age 49)

Marko <strong>Letonja</strong> Marko Letonja, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, Slovene conductor

Birth (59th anniversary)

1959

1957

Wanda Brister, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, American operatic mezzo-soprano

Birth (63th anniversary)

1953

1938

Gérard Poulet, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, French classical violinist

Birth (82th anniversary)

Huguette <strong>Tourangeau</strong> Huguette Tourangeau, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, French-Canadian operatic mezzo-soprano

Birth

1936

Gérard Masson, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, French composer

Birth (84th anniversary)

1931

Netania Davrath, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, Ukrainian-born Israeli operatic soprano

Birth

1929

Rudolf <strong>Nováček</strong> Rudolf Nováček, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, Czech conductor, violinist and composer

Death (age 69)

Joji Yuasa, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, Japanese composer

Birth (91th anniversary)

1895

Miloš Smatek, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer and contrabassist

Birth

1856

Auguste Otto-Wernthal, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 22)

 

1812

Jean-Joseph Rodolphe, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, Alsatian horn player, violinist and composer

Death (age 81)

1807

Ambrogio Dagnini, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, XIXth century italian tenor and teacher established in Odessa

Birth

1790

1696

1644

Heinrich <strong>Biber</strong> Heinrich Biber, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist

Birth

1633

Jacopo <strong>Peri</strong> Jacopo Peri, Anniversaries (August 12), Classical music history, Italian composer and singer

Death (age 71)

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