Music anniversaries to be commemorated on March 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.

March 12: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For March 12, there are no less than 94 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Thomas Arne (310th anniversary, Birth), Julius Buths (100th anniversary, Death), Russell Christopher (90th anniversary, Birth), David Butt Philip (40th anniversary, Birth), Vlastimil Lejsek (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 March 12

 

March 12

2013

Jozef Gahér, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, composer, university teacher

Death (age 78)

2010

Vlastimil Lejsek, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Czech pianist and composer

Death (age 82)

1999

Yehudi <strong>Menuhin</strong> Yehudi Menuhin, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, American violinist and conductor (1916–1999)

Death (age 82)

1989

Jakob Gimpel, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Polish concert pianist and educator

Death (age 82)

1985

Eugene <strong>Ormandy</strong> Eugene Ormandy, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Hungarian conductor and violinist

Death (age 85)

1984

Mayako Itō, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Japanese singer

Birth (36th anniversary)

1980

Christopher Bolduc, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (40th anniversary)

1979

Mads Wighus, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Norwegian opera singer

Birth (41th anniversary)

1975

1974

Ugo Farell, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, French record producer and opera singer

Birth (46th anniversary)

1969

Kristīne Zadovska, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Latvian opera singer

Birth (51th anniversary)

1967

Mie Kobayashi, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Japanese violinist

Birth (53th anniversary)

1966

David <strong>Daniels</strong> David Daniels, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (54th anniversary)

1963

Dai Yuqiang, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Chinese opera singer

Birth (57th anniversary)

1954

Aage Dedekam, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Norwegian scenographer

Birth (66th anniversary)

Marit Sauramo, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Finnish singer and opera singer

Birth (66th anniversary)

1952

Fritz Zohsel, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 73)

1948

Hans Koch, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, composer, music arranger, instrumentalist, producer, production sound mixer, executive producer

Birth (72th anniversary)

1944

William Stone, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (76th anniversary)

1938

1937

Charles-Marie <strong>Widor</strong> Charles-Marie Widor, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, French organist and composer (1844–1937)

Death (age 93)

1931

1920

Janina Garścia, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Polish composer

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

Julius Buths, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, German musician

Death (age 68)

100th anniversary    (2020)

1916

Nikolay Peyko, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Russian composer and professor of composition

Birth

1914

Jan Kapr, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Czech music educator and composer

Birth

1904

Toshiko Sekiya, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Japanese composer and singer (1904-1941)

Birth

1899

Hans Fidesser, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Austrian actor, singer and opera singer

Birth

1863

Georg Anthes, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, German violinist, director, singer and opera singer

Birth

1859

Josef Cyril Sychra, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster and organist

Birth

1856

Jozef Chládek, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster and organist

Birth

1825

August Manns, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, German conductor in Crystal Palace

Birth

1763

Teresa Saporiti, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Italian operatic soprano and composer

Birth

1628

John <strong>Bull</strong> John Bull, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, English composer, musician and organ builder

Death (age 66)

1543

Antonio Archilei, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, Italian singer, composer and luth player

Birth

1515

Caspar Othmayr, Anniversaries (March 12), Classical music history, German Protestant priest, theologian and composer

Birth

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