Music anniversaries to be commemorated on August 20: 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 20: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For August 20, there are no less than 67 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Bernard de Bury (300th anniversary, Birth), Rita Montaner (120th anniversary, Birth), Arthur Coquard (110th anniversary, Death), Etelka Gerster (100th anniversary, Death), Maurice Gendron (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 20

 

August 20

2017

Wilhelm Killmayer, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, German composer and academic

Death (age 89)

2016

2000

1993

Aria Tesolin, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, Canadian child singer

Birth (27th anniversary)

1992

1974

Maxim <strong>Vengerov</strong> Maxim Vengerov, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, Russian violinist, violist, and conductor

Birth (46th anniversary)

1970

Daniel <strong>Brenna</strong> Daniel Brenna, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, opera singer

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1968

Katharina Herb, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, German opera singer

Birth (52th anniversary)

1965

Thierry Pécou, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, French composer

Birth (55th anniversary)

1964

Edgardo Zayas, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, Puerto Rican opera singer, concert singer and vocal pedagogue

Birth

1963

1953

Yutaka Takahashi, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, Japanese composer

Birth (67th anniversary)

1949

Leonard Lehrman, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (71th anniversary)

1941

Anne Evans, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, British operatic soprano

Birth (79th anniversary)

1939

Sybil Grey, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, British singer and actress

Death (age 79)

1935

Otakar <strong>Ostrčil</strong> Otakar Ostrčil, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, Czech conductor and composer

Death (age 56)

Charles Shere, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (85th anniversary)

1922

Kari Frisell, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (98th anniversary)

1920

Etelka Gerster, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, Hungarian soprano and voice teacher

Death (age 65)

100th anniversary    (2020)

1917

Simeon G. Murafa, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, Bessarabian activist, journalist, composer

Death (age 30)

1912

Knyaz <strong>Niyazi</strong> Knyaz Niyazi, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, Azerbaijani conductor and composer (1912-1984)

Birth

 

1910

Arthur <strong>Coquard</strong> Arthur Coquard, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, French composer and music critic

Death (age 64)

1907

Rosa Book, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, Austrian musician, singer and opera singer

Birth

1900

Rita Montaner, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, Cuban classically trained singer, pianist and actress

Birth

1872

1861

1835

Oscar Stoumon, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, Belgian composer, music critic, playwright, theatre director

Birth

1720

Bernard de <strong>Bury</strong> Bernard de Bury, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, French composer

Birth

300th anniversary    (2020)

1707

Nicolas Gigault, Anniversaries (August 20), Classical music history, French organist and composer

Death (age 80)

1561

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