Music anniversaries to be commemorated on February 12: 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.

February 12: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For February 12, there are no less than 91 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Jan Ladislav Dussek (260th anniversary, Birth), Clementine von Schuch (170th anniversary, Birth), Gilda Cruz-Romo (80th anniversary, Birth), Anthony Dean Griffey (50th anniversary, Birth), George Britton (10th 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 February 12

 

February 12

2020

Aino Takala, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Finnish opera singer

Death (age 81)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2011

Hans Leygraf, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Swedish composer, pianist and music educator

Death (age 90)

1983

Eubie Blake, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, American composer, lyricist, and pianist

Death (age 96)

1982

Emil Hába, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer, choirmaster and organist

Death (age 81)

1970

Anthony Dean <strong>Griffey</strong> Anthony Dean Griffey, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

Sergey Toptygin, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Russian opera singer

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

Andrea Mongelli, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Italian singer

Death (age 68)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1964

Hijiri Kuwano, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Japanese musician

Birth (56th anniversary)

1963

Miquel <strong>Ortega</strong> Miquel Ortega, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Spanish composer

Birth (57th anniversary)

Cassià Casademont i Busquets, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Spanish conductor, violinist and composer (1875-1963)

Death (age 88)

1962

Francesco <strong>Anile</strong> Francesco Anile, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Italian opera singer

Birth (58th anniversary)

1961

Edmond Appia, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Swiss conductor and musicologist (1894-1961)

Death (age 66)

1959

George <strong>Antheil</strong> George Antheil, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, American avant-garde composer, pianist, author and inventor

Death (age 58)

Johannes <strong>Kalitzke</strong> Johannes Kalitzke, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, German composer and conductor

Birth (61th anniversary)

1958

Josef Kohout, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Czech hornist, composer and choirmaster

Death (age 62)

1956

1938

Rafael Calleja Gómez, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Spanish composer and conductor (1870-1938). Conductor of Teatro Real de Madrid and Teatro de la Zarzuela. Founder with other composers (Ruperto Chapí, Sinesio Delgado, Carlos Arniches, Salvador Videgain Gómez) in 1899 of rights society Sociedad d...

Death (age 67)

1936

1934

Antonín Švorc, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Czech music educator and opera singer

Birth

1931

Leonid Boldin, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer (1931-2013)

Birth

1925

Lev Naumov, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Russian classical pianist, composer and educator

Birth

1920

Charles Jauquier, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Swiss singer (1920-1998)

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1902

1897

Břetislav Bakala, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer and choirmaster

Birth

1872

1864

 

1799

František Xaver <strong>Dušek</strong> František Xaver Dušek, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Czech composer, pianist and harpsichordist

Death (age 67)

1752

1728

Agostino <strong>Steffani</strong> Agostino Steffani, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, Italian ecclesiastic, diplomat and composer

Death (age 73)

1684

1567

Thomas <strong>Campion</strong> Thomas Campion, Anniversaries (February 12), Classical music history, English composer, poet and physician

Birth

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