Music anniversaries to be commemorated on December 31: 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 31: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For December 31, there are no less than 84 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Giacomo David (190th anniversary, Death), Sophie von Bawr (160th anniversary, Death), Charles Koechlin (70th anniversary, Death), Semyon Bogatyrev (60th anniversary, Death), Cyril Scott (50th 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 December 31

 

December 31

2009

Akira Ikeda, Anniversaries (December 31), Classical music history, choir director, conductor

Death (age 76)

2003

2002

Sonja Coucheron, Anniversaries (December 31), Classical music history, singer, resistance fighter, opera singer

Death (age 89)

1988

1982

1978

1977

Ingeborg Børch, Anniversaries (December 31), Classical music history, Danish opera singer

Birth (43th anniversary)

1972

Josef Toman, Anniversaries (December 31), Classical music history, Czech composer and organist

Death (age 78)

1970

Cyril <strong>Scott</strong> Cyril Scott, Anniversaries (December 31), Classical music history, English composer, writer, and poet

Death (age 91)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1955

Göran Söllscher, Anniversaries (December 31), Classical music history, Swedish award-winning virtuoso classical guitarist

Birth (65th anniversary)

1950

Charles <strong>Koechlin</strong> Charles Koechlin, Anniversaries (December 31), Classical music history, French composer, teacher and writer on music

Death (age 83)

1949

1936

Eva Randová, Anniversaries (December 31), Classical music history, Czech opera singer

Birth (84th anniversary)

Noel Jan Tyl, Anniversaries (December 31), Classical music history, American astrologer, astrological writer, opera singer

Birth (84th anniversary)

1927

1923

1913

Angiolina Ortolani, Anniversaries (December 31), Classical music history, Italian singer and opera singer

Death (age 79)

 

1910

Joseph Allard, Anniversaries (December 31), Classical music history, American saxophonist, clarinetist, and teacher

Birth

1782

Giorgio Crinazzi, Anniversaries (December 31), Classical music history, Italian opera singer and composer

Death (age 32)

1647

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