Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 14: 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 14: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 14, there are no less than 83 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (210th anniversary, Birth), Pierre Schaeffer (110th anniversary, Birth), Sarah Brightman (60th anniversary, Birth), Vano Muradeli (50th anniversary, Death), Julian Bream (0th 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 14

 

August 14

2020

Julian <strong>Bream</strong> Julian Bream, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, English classical guitarist and lutenist

Death (age 87)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2019

Ivo Malec, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Croatian French composer

Death (age 94)

2018

Valentina Levko, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Russian opera and chamber singer

Death (age 92)

Teo Maiste, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Estonian opera singer and actor

Death (age 86)

2016

2007

Tikhon <strong>Khrennikov</strong> Tikhon Khrennikov, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Russian Soviet composer (1913-2007)

Death (age 94)

2005

1997

1996

Sergiu <strong>Celibidache</strong> Sergiu Celibidache, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Romanian conductor and composer

Death (age 84)

1991

Aruhan Galieva, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, British actor and singer

Birth (29th anniversary)

1987

Petteri Iivonen, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Finnish violinist

Birth (33th anniversary)

1981

1978

Ivan Ilić, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Serbian pianist

Birth (42th anniversary)

1973

Daisuke Ishiwatari, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Japanese video game developer

Birth (47th anniversary)

1972

Oscar Levant, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, American comedian, composer, pianist and actor (1906-1972)

Death (age 65)

1970

Vano Muradeli, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Soviet composer

Death (age 62)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1968

Martin Taras, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer (1899-1968)

Death (age 69)

1966

Josef Bartoš, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and choirmaster (1902–1966)

Death (age 64)

1964

Ondřej Kukal, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Czech conductor and composer

Birth (56th anniversary)

1960

Sarah <strong>Brightman</strong> Sarah Brightman, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, British soprano, musical theatre actress, and dancer

Birth (60th anniversary)

Cecilia <strong>Gasdia</strong> Cecilia Gasdia, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Italian opera singer

Birth (60th anniversary)

Wolfgang A. Palm, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, German opera singer

Birth (60th anniversary)

1956

Melinda Marton, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, opera singer, university teacher

Birth (64th anniversary)

Jaroslav Řídký, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Czech music educator and composer

Death (age 58)

Pavel Trojan, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Czech composer, chairman of the Prague Conservatory

Birth (64th anniversary)

1953

1951

János Kovács, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Kovacs, Janos; b. 1951, Budapest, Hungary; conductor

Birth (69th anniversary)

1949

Jeanne Lamon, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, violinist and conductor

Birth (71th anniversary)

1944

Joseph-Ermend Bonnal, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, French organist, teacher and composer

Death (age 64)

1942

1939

1934

Ion Buzea, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Romanian singer and opera singer

Birth (86th anniversary)

1924

Georges <strong>Prêtre</strong> Georges Prêtre, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, French orchestral and opera conductor

Birth

1921

1917

Ondřej Horník, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer, choirmaster and organist

Death (age 52)

1904

1890

Otto Albert Tichý, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and organist

Birth

1870

Franz Hauser, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, German opera singer

Death (age 76)

150th anniversary    (2020)

1847

1838

1763

1727

William <strong>Croft</strong> William Croft, Anniversaries (August 14), Classical music history, English composer and organist

Death (age 48)

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