Music anniversaries to be commemorated on March 20: 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 20: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For March 20, there are no less than 95 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Emanuele d'Astorga (340th anniversary, Birth), Beniamino Gigli (130th anniversary, Birth), Eva Mylott (100th anniversary, Death), Alexander Kobrin (40th anniversary, Birth), Ādolfs Skulte (20th 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 20

 

March 20

2020

Saule Kurmangaliyeva, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Soviet opera singer

Death (age 82)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2013

Risë Stevens, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, American opera singer, vocalist and actress

Death (age 99)

Frederic Mayer, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 81)

1995

Ella Halman, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, British opera singer and actress

Death (age 88)

1991

1990

John Dean, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, British opera singer and actor

Death (age 92)

1988

Georg Wieter, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 92)

1987

Rita Streich, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Russian-German soprano and opera singer

Death (age 66)

Raisa Sergienko, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Soviet opera singer (1925-1987)

Death (age 61)

1984

Shenyang, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Chinese bass-baritone singer

Birth (36th anniversary)

1982

Lauma Skride, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Latvian pianist

Birth (38th anniversary)

1980

Alexander Kobrin, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Russian musician

Birth (40th anniversary)

1972

Albert Pek, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Czech composer, pianist, choirmaster and collector of regional songs

Death (age 78)

1970

Walter Bricht, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Austrian musician

Death (age 65)

50th anniversary    (2020)

Grete Merrem-Nikisch, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 82)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1968

Susanne Elmark, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Danish opera singer

Birth (52th anniversary)

Derek Oldham, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, English singer and actor

Death (age 80)

1952

1951

1943

Heikki Siukola, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Finnish singer and opera singer

Birth (77th anniversary)

1942

1936

Marie Daveluy, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Canadian opera singer and music educator

Birth (84th anniversary)

1927

John <strong>Joubert</strong> John Joubert, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, British composer of South African descent

Birth

1920

Eva Mylott, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Opera singer, Mel Gibson's grandmother.

Death (age 45)

100th anniversary    (2020)

Jolán Páka, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, opera singer

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1914

Marie Jansen, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, American musical theatre actress

Death (age 56)

1911

Jean-Théodore Radoux, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Belgian composer and bassoonist

Death (age 75)

1888

1883

Erik Ole Bye, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Norwegian opera singer and rower

Birth

1881

Uranio Fontana, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Italian composer and teacher

Death (age 66)

1871

Antonio <strong>Buzzolla</strong> Antonio Buzzolla, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Italian composer and conductor

Death (age 56)

1870

Gizella Blätterbauer, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, opera singer

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1863

1859

1849

1841

Veronika Jenke, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, opera singer, singer, actor

Death (age 30)

1831

 

1818

Johann Nikolaus <strong>Forkel</strong> Johann Nikolaus Forkel, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, German musician, musicologist and music theorist

Death (age 69)

1812

 

1750

1663

Biagio Marini, Anniversaries (March 20), Classical music history, Italian violinist and composer

Death (age 69)

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