Thousands of anniversaries. In 2021, 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 20: Essential anniversaries
Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For February 20, there are no less than 109 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Wilhelm Eichberger (190th anniversary, Birth), Karl Mantzius (160th anniversary, Birth), Friederike Sailer (100th anniversary, Birth), Christoph Eschenbach (80th anniversary, Birth), Albert Louis Wolff (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 February 20
Carol Smith, Anniversaries (February 20), Classical music history, American contralto who made an international career in opera and concert, and was an academic teacher in Zurich and at the Indiana University Bloomington
Birth (94th anniversary)