August 2020: the main classical music anniversaries to celebrate

Every month, composers and musicians to remember! Classical music and opera have brought out tens of thousands of artists, are performed in thousands of venues and their composers have written scores in great numbers throughout 10 centuries of history. From January 1 to December 31, there are therefore many opportunities to remember a composer or discover an artist, to explore a genre or to expand a work' s knowledge.

August 2020 : essential commemorations

2020 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In August 2020, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Leon Fleisher (0th anniversary, Death), Luther Orlando Emerson (200th anniversary, Birth), Vladimir Rebikov (100th anniversary, Death), Antonín Vranický (200th anniversary, Death), Julius Stern (200th anniversary, Birth)... and many more.

What's next? Every month, dozens of anniversaries are good reasons to discover a work, to rediscover a musician. Next month? September 2020... In a year? August 2021...

Leon <strong>Fleisher</strong>
Fleisher
Luther Orlando <strong>Emerson</strong>
Emerson
Vladimir <strong>Rebikov</strong>
Rebikov
Julius <strong>Stern</strong>
Stern

Day by day, all celebrations for August 2020

 

August 2020

02

Leon <strong>Fleisher</strong> Leon Fleisher, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, American conductor and pianist

Death

Pietro <strong>Mascagni</strong> Pietro Mascagni, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Italian composer known for operas

75th anniversary (Death)

Oswald von Wolkenstein, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, German poet, composer, and diplomat

575th anniversary (Death)

03

Luther Orlando <strong>Emerson</strong> Luther Orlando Emerson, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, United States composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

Mečislovas Kymantas, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Lithuanian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Ladko Korošec, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, opera singer (1920-1995)

100th anniversary (Birth)

04

Vladimir <strong>Rebikov</strong> Vladimir Rebikov, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Russian composer

100th anniversary (Death)

Louis-Henri Obin, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, French bass

200th anniversary (Birth)

06

Antonín Vranický, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Czech violinist and composer

200th anniversary (Death)

10

Josephine Fodor, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, opera singer

150th anniversary (Death)

13

Elizabeth Fretwell, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Australian singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

14

Julian <strong>Bream</strong> Julian Bream, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, English classical guitarist and lutenist

Death

Sarah <strong>Brightman</strong> Sarah Brightman, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, British soprano, musical theatre actress, and dancer

60th anniversary (Birth)

Pierre <strong>Schaeffer</strong> Pierre Schaeffer, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, French musicologist

110th anniversary (Birth)

Vano Muradeli, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Soviet composer

50th anniversary (Death)

Franz Hauser, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, German opera singer

150th anniversary (Death)

16

Heinrich <strong>Marschner</strong> Heinrich Marschner, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, German composer

225th anniversary (Birth)

Franz <strong>Welser-Möst</strong> Franz Welser-Möst, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Austrian conductor

60th anniversary (Birth)

17

Ole <strong>Bull</strong> Ole Bull, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Norwegian violinist

140th anniversary (Death)

Ilse Hübener, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, German voice actor, singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

18

Antonio <strong>Salieri</strong> Antonio Salieri, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Italian classical composer and conductor

270th anniversary (Birth)

20

Bernard de <strong>Bury</strong> Bernard de Bury, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, French composer

300th anniversary (Birth)

Etelka Gerster, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Hungarian soprano and voice teacher

100th anniversary (Death)

22

Raffaele Arié, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Bulgarian singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

23

Ernst <strong>Krenek</strong> Ernst Krenek, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Austrian-American composer

120th anniversary (Birth)

25

Robert <strong>Stolz</strong> Robert Stolz, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Austrian conductor and composer

140th anniversary (Birth)

Adolf Robinson, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Austrian opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

27

Aleksandr Ognivt︠s︡ev, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Soviet singer and opera singer (1920-1981)

100th anniversary (Birth)

28

Siu Yin Fei, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Antonín <strong>Kraft</strong> Antonín Kraft, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Czech composer and violoncellist

200th anniversary (Death)

Rimas Geniušas, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, conductor, pianist

100th anniversary (Birth)

29

Norman Platt, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, British conductor (1920-2004)

100th anniversary (Birth)

31

François-André Danican <strong>Philidor</strong> François-André Danican Philidor, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, French composer and chess player

225th anniversary (Death)

Itzhak <strong>Perlman</strong> Itzhak Perlman, Celebrations (August 2020), Classical music, Israeli-American violinist and conductor

75th anniversary (Birth)

See also...

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Classical music history (timelines)

 

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