Music anniversaries to be commemorated on March 31: 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 31: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For March 31, there are no less than 73 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Théodore-Étienne Moreau-Sainti (160th anniversary, Death), Henryk Wieniawski (140th anniversary, Death), John Stewart (80th anniversary, Birth), Éric Teruel (50th anniversary, Birth), Zoltán Peskó (0th 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 31

 

March 31

2020

Zoltán <strong>Peskó</strong> Zoltán Peskó, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, Hungarian conductor

Death (age 83)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2003

Hidetake Konoe, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, Japanese composer and conductor (1931-2003)

Death (age 72)

1988

Gladys Hugo, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, South African opera singer

Death (age 93)

1977

Thérèse Lobiewski, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, Russian actor and opera singer (1889-1977)

Death (age 88)

Renée Gilly, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, French operatic mezzo-soprano

Death (age 70)

1972

1971

Karl King, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, American composer and conductor

Death (age 80)

1970

Éric Teruel, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, French pianist

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1967

Matthias <strong>Goerne</strong> Matthias Goerne, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, German baritone

Birth (53th anniversary)

1961

Jake <strong>Heggie</strong> Jake Heggie, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, American opera composer and pianist

Birth (59th anniversary)

1955

Robert Gambill, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, American singer

Birth (65th anniversary)

1954

Dénes Gulyás, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, Hungarian politician

Birth (66th anniversary)

1940

John Stewart, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, American tenor, conductor, and voice teacher

Birth (80th anniversary)

1938

1932

Dietmar Zeman, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, Austrian musician

Birth (88th anniversary)

John Mitchinson, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, British opera singer

Birth (88th anniversary)

1928

1917

Dorothy DeLay, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, American musician and violin instructor

Birth

1916

1908

1905

Arvids Žilinskis, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, Soviet composer, music educator and pianist (1905-1993)

Birth

1897

1885

Franz <strong>Abt</strong> Franz Abt, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, German composer and choral conductor

Death (age 65)

1883

Heinrich Werkmeister, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, German composer, cellist, and conductor

Birth

1880

1874

Andrés Gaos Berea, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, Spanish music educator, violinist and composer

Birth

1868

Scott <strong>Joplin</strong> Scott Joplin, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, American composer, musician, and pianist

Birth

1829

August Mayer, Anniversaries (March 31), Classical music history, German composer and opera singer

Death (age 38)

1703

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