February 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.

February 2020 : essential commemorations

2020 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In February 2020, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Peter Serkin (0th anniversary, Death), Heikki Suolahti (100th anniversary, Birth), Heinrich Sontheim (200th anniversary, Birth), Volker David Kirchner (0th anniversary, Death), France Langus (100th 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? March 2020... In a year? February 2021...

Peter <strong>Serkin</strong>
Serkin
Heikki <strong>Suolahti</strong>
Suolahti

Day by day, all celebrations for February 2020

 

February 2020

02

Heikki <strong>Suolahti</strong> Heikki Suolahti, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Finnish composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Jaroslav Vogel, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Czech conductor, composer, pianist and organist

50th anniversary (Death)

03

Heinrich Sontheim, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, German opera singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

07

Cornelis Dopper, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Dutch conductor

150th anniversary (Birth)

08

Georges <strong>Gillet</strong> Georges Gillet, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, French oboist and music educator

100th anniversary (Death)

09

Ferdinando <strong>Carulli</strong> Ferdinando Carulli, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Italian composer

250th anniversary (Birth)

Ernő von <strong>Dohnányi</strong> Ernő von Dohnányi, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Hungarian conductor, composer, and pianist

60th anniversary (Death)

10

Alessandro Bonci, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Italian opera singer

150th anniversary (Birth)

Cornelius Gurlitt, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, German composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

11

Emil Ábrányi, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Composer, conductor, director

50th anniversary (Death)

12

Jan Ladislav <strong>Dussek</strong> Jan Ladislav Dussek, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Czech composer and pianist

260th anniversary (Birth)

Charles Jauquier, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Swiss singer (1920-1998)

100th anniversary (Birth)

13

Leopold <strong>Godowsky</strong> Leopold Godowsky, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Polish American pianist, composer, and teacher

150th anniversary (Birth)

Béla Kéler, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Hungarian composer and conductor

200th anniversary (Birth)

16

Karsten Andersen, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Music conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

17

Henri <strong>Vieuxtemps</strong> Henri Vieuxtemps, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Belgian violinist

200th anniversary (Birth)

18

Rolande Falcinelli, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, French musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

Christian Heinrich <strong>Rinck</strong> Christian Heinrich Rinck, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, German composer and organist

250th anniversary (Birth)

<strong>Cezar</strong> Florin <strong>Cezar</strong> Cezar Florin Cezar, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Romanian singer

40th anniversary (Birth)

20

Albert Louis <strong>Wolff</strong> Albert Louis Wolff, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, French conductor and composer

50th anniversary (Death)

Friederike Sailer, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

22

Evald <strong>Aav</strong> Evald Aav, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Estonian composer and choirmaster.

120th anniversary (Birth)

Johann Ambrosius Bach, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, German musician, father to Johann Sebastian Bach

375th anniversary (Birth)

23

Alexander Ilyinsky, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Russian composer and music teacher

100th anniversary (Death)

24

Oskar <strong>Böhme</strong> Oskar Böhme, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, German composer and trumpeter

150th anniversary (Birth)

25

Jesús López <strong>Cobos</strong> Jesús López Cobos, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Spanish conductor

80th anniversary (Birth)

26

Anton <strong>Reicha</strong> Anton Reicha, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Czech-born French composer

250th anniversary (Birth)

Giuseppe <strong>Tartini</strong> Giuseppe Tartini, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Italian composer and violinist (1692–1770)

250th anniversary (Death)

Linda Brava, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Finnish musician and actor

50th anniversary (Birth)

Mikhail Meerovich, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Soviet composer (1920-1993)

100th anniversary (Birth)

27

Mirella <strong>Freni</strong> Mirella Freni, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Italian soprano

85th anniversary (Birth)

Vilma Bukovec, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Slovenian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

29

Ivan Petrov, Celebrations (February 2020), Classical music, Russian singer (1920-2003)

100th anniversary (Birth)

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