Music anniversaries to be commemorated on October 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.

October 20: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For October 20, there are no less than 74 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Julius Cornet (160th anniversary, Death), Michael William Balfe (150th anniversary, Death), Joanna Simon (80th anniversary, Birth), Elodie Lauten (70th anniversary, Birth), František Spilka (60th 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 October 20

 

October 20

2004

William Brown, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, African-American operatic tenor

Death (age 66)

1990

1981

Thea Linhard-Böhm, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 78)

1977

Leila <strong>Josefowicz</strong> Leila Josefowicz, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, American-Canadian classical violinist

Birth (43th anniversary)

1963

Emmy Bettendorf, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 68)

John <strong>Storgårds</strong> John Storgårds, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, Finnish violinist and conductor

Birth (57th anniversary)

1961

1960

František Spilka, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator, composer and choirmaster

Death (age 82)

1958

Ivo <strong>Pogorelić</strong> Ivo Pogorelić, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, Croatian pianist

Birth (62th anniversary)

1955

Adolf Mišek, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, Czech composer, contrabassist and choirmaster

Death (age 80)

1952

Jean Aquistapace, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, French opera singer and actor

Death (age 70)

Michael Houstoun, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, Concert pianist from New Zealand

Birth (68th anniversary)

1947

Wolfgang Brendel, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, German opera singer

Birth (73th anniversary)

Silvia Vestmann, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, Estonian opera singer

Birth (73th anniversary)

1946

John Elwes, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, British opera singer

Birth (74th anniversary)

1945

Thomas Pasatieri, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (75th anniversary)

1944

Gabriel Grovlez, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, eminent French composer and conductor

Death (age 65)

1943

Dunja <strong>Vejzović</strong> Dunja Vejzović, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, Croatian opera singer

Birth (77th anniversary)

1940

Joanna Simon, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, American opera singer (mezzosoprano)

Birth (80th anniversary)

1939

Fausto Cepeda, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (81th anniversary)

Josef Omáčka, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster and organist

Death (age 70)

1934

Timothy West, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, English film, stage, and television actor

Birth (86th anniversary)

1921

1919

Lia Origoni, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, Italian actress and singer

Birth (101th anniversary)

1885

Adolf Průcha, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster and organist

Death (age 48)

1871

1870

Michael William <strong>Balfe</strong> Michael William Balfe, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, Irish composer

Death (age 62)

150th anniversary    (2020)

1860

Julius Cornet, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, Austrian opera singer and musicologist

Death (age 67)

 

1733

Pierre Dandrieu, Anniversaries (October 20), Classical music history, French organist and composer

Death (age 69)

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