Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 13: 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 13: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 13, there are no less than 75 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Auguste Netz (190th anniversary, Birth), Frederic Toulmouche (170th anniversary, Birth), Elizabeth Fretwell (100th anniversary, Birth), Margarethe Bence (90th anniversary, Birth), Flavio Colusso (60th 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 August 13

 

August 13

2014

Frans <strong>Brüggen</strong> Frans Brüggen, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, Dutch conductor, recorder player and baroque flautist

Death (age 79)

2011

Ellen Winther, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, Danish singer (1933-2011)

Death (age 78)

2004

1996

1991

1987

José Beckmans, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, Belgian singer and opera singer

Death (age 90)

1985

Elçin Sangu, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, Turkish actress

Birth (35th anniversary)

1982

Alexis Duffaure, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, conductor, choir director

Birth (38th anniversary)

1976

1966

Song Zuying, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, Chinese singer

Birth (54th anniversary)

1961

Koji <strong>Kondo</strong> Koji Kondo, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, Japanese video game composer

Birth (59th anniversary)

1960

Flavio Colusso, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, Italian composer and conductor

Birth (60th anniversary)

1959

Martyn <strong>Brabbins</strong> Martyn Brabbins, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, British conductor

Birth (61th anniversary)

1957

Bojan Šober, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, Croatian opera singer

Birth (63th anniversary)

1948

Kathleen <strong>Battle</strong> Kathleen Battle, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (72th anniversary)

1946

1939

Hélène Garetti, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, French opera singer

Birth (81th anniversary)

1937

Felicia Weathers, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (83th anniversary)

1932

Geraldine Ulmar, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, American opera singer and actress

Death (age 70)

1926

1920

Elizabeth Fretwell, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, Australian singer and opera singer

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1891

Émile Larochelle, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, singer, pianist, opera singer, choir director

Birth

1879

John <strong>Ireland</strong> John Ireland, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, British composer and teacher of music (1879-1962)

Birth

1858

Antonín Petzold, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer, choirmaster and organist

Birth

1843

Karel Šebor, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, Czech conductor, violinist and composer

Birth

1841

Bernhard <strong>Romberg</strong> Bernhard Romberg, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, cellist and musical composer

Death (age 73)

1654

Pier Francesco Tosi, Anniversaries (August 13), Classical music history, Italian castrato singer, composer and writer on music

Birth

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