Music anniversaries to be commemorated on February 13: 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 13: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For February 13, there are no less than 88 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Johann Kusser (360th anniversary, Birth), Sophie Arnould (280th anniversary, Birth), Béla Kéler (200th anniversary, Birth), Leopold Godowsky (150th anniversary, Birth), Eileen Farrell (100th 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 February 13

 

February 13

2020

Franco Bordoni, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Italian opera singer

Death (age 88)

0th anniversary    (2020)

Hajo Müller, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, German actor and opera singer

Death (age 89)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2000

Rudolf Asmus, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, German actor and opera singer

Death (age 78)

1998

Vyacheslav Grinchenko, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer (1938-1998)

Death (age 59)

1986

1980

Lukáš Vasilek, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, conductor, choir director

Birth (40th anniversary)

1978

Philippe <strong>Jaroussky</strong> Philippe Jaroussky, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Operatic sopranist countertenor

Birth (42th anniversary)

1977

Daniil Shtoda, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Russian singer and opera singer

Birth (43th anniversary)

1976

Lily Pons, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, American opera singer and actress (1898-1976)

Death (age 77)

1974

Nomeda Kazlaus, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Lithuanian opera soprano

Birth (46th anniversary)

1973

Walter Taieb, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, French composer

Birth (47th anniversary)

Eva Hadrabová, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Czech singer and opera singer

Death (age 71)

1969

Joyce <strong>DiDonato</strong> Joyce DiDonato, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, American opera mezzo-soprano

Birth (51th anniversary)

Georges Jouatte, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, French singer and music educator

Death (age 76)

1965

Pietro Viviani, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, composer, music arranger, instrumentalist, Author of the accompanying notes

Birth (55th anniversary)

1963

1960

1955

1954

Tibor Kocsák, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Hungarian composer

Birth (66th anniversary)

1952

Alfred <strong>Einstein</strong> Alfred Einstein, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, German-American musicologist and music editor

Death (age 71)

1944

Louise von Ehrenstein, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Death (age 76)

1938

Johanna Meier, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, American operatic soprano singer

Birth (82th anniversary)

1937

Anna Malewicz-Madey, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (83th anniversary)

1921

Jeanne Demessieux, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, French composer, pianist, organist and music teacher

Birth

1920

Eileen Farrell, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, singer

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1915

 

1905

Fanny Moran, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 49)

1877

Jāzeps Mediņš, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Russian conductor and composer (1877-1947)

Birth

1870

Tomás Barrera, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Spanish composer (1870-1938)

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

Leopold <strong>Godowsky</strong> Leopold Godowsky, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Polish American pianist, composer, and teacher

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1862

Karel <strong>Weis</strong> Karel Weis, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Czech composer, collector of regional songs and organist

Birth

1857

Gustáv Staník, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, composer, organist, conductor, choir director

Birth

1852

Albert Cotó i Fita, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Spanish conductor and composer (1852-1906)

Birth

 

1820

Béla Kéler, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Hungarian composer and conductor

Birth

200th anniversary    (2020)

1778

Fernando <strong>Sor</strong> Fernando Sor, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Spanish classical guitarist and composer

Birth

1772

1701

Vittoria Tesi, Anniversaries (February 13), Classical music history, Italian opera singer and music teacher

Birth

1693

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