Music anniversaries to be commemorated on December 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.

December 20: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For December 20, there are no less than 76 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Constantin Decker (210th anniversary, Birth), Angelo Neumann (110th anniversary, Death), Valentina Kameníková (90th anniversary, Birth), Arturo Márquez (70th anniversary, Birth), Liutauras Navickas (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 December 20

 

December 20

2011

Václav Zítek, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, Czech music educator and opera singer

Death (age 79)

1982

Arthur <strong>Rubinstein</strong> Arthur Rubinstein, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, Polish-American classical pianist

Death (age 95)

1980

Vittoria <strong>Yeo</strong> Vittoria Yeo, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, South Korean singer

Birth (40th anniversary)

1969

Éric Morin, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, Canadian classical music composer and educator

Birth (51th anniversary)

Eleanor Evans, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, British singer, actress and stage director

Death (age 76)

1966

Paulo Bitencourt, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, Austrian singer, photographer, voice-over artist and writer

Birth (54th anniversary)

1964

1960

Liutauras Navickas, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, Lithuanian opera singer

Birth (60th anniversary)

1954

Trond Halstein Moe, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, Norwegian opera singer

Birth (66th anniversary)

Milena Morača, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, Slovene opera singer

Birth (66th anniversary)

1948

Mitsuko <strong>Uchida</strong> Mitsuko Uchida, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, Japanese-British pianist

Birth (72th anniversary)

Antonín Jakl, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, Czech composer and educator

Death (age 75)

1947

Loulou Hégoburu, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, opera singer, actor, dancer, cabaret artist

Death (age 49)

1942

Jean <strong>Gilbert</strong> Jean Gilbert, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, German composer and conductor

Death (age 63)

1941

1938

John <strong>Harbison</strong> John Harbison, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (82th anniversary)

1932

Leslie <strong>Adams</strong> Leslie Adams, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, American musician

Birth (88th anniversary)

 

1910

Angelo Neumann, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, German author, opera singer and director

Death (age 72)

1883

Otakar Hřímalý, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator, composer and choirmaster

Birth

1876

1872

Ambrogio Dagnini, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, XIXth century italian tenor and teacher established in Odessa

Death (age 65)

1864

Josef Proksch, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, Czech music educator and pianist

Death (age 70)

1858

Kathinka Heinefetter, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, German singer, opera singer and harpist (soprano; 1819-1858)

Death (age 39)

1853

Carlo Evasio Soliva, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, Swiss-Italian composer (1791-1853)

Death (age 62)

1849

Dionisio <strong>Aguado y García</strong> Dionisio Aguado y García, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, Spanish classical guitarist and composer

Death (age 65)

1837

Anton <strong>Foerster</strong> Anton Foerster, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster and organist

Birth

1810

1806

Friedrich August Witz, Anniversaries (December 20), Classical music history, child actor, translator, actor, stage actor, opera singer

Birth

1695

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