March 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.

March 2020 : essential commemorations

2020 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In March 2020, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Thomas Campion (400th anniversary, Death), Salomėja Nasvytytė-Valiukienė (100th anniversary, Birth), Elinor Ross (0th anniversary, Death), Grigory Kontsur (0th anniversary, Death), Valentina Savelievna Savitskaya (0th anniversary, Death)... and many more.

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

Thomas <strong>Campion</strong>
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Day by day, all celebrations for March 2020

 

March 2020

01

Thomas <strong>Campion</strong> Thomas Campion, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, English composer, poet and physician

400th anniversary (Death)

Louis Baron, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, French opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

02

Kurt <strong>Weill</strong> Kurt Weill, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, German composer

120th anniversary (Birth)

05

Salomėja Nasvytytė-Valiukienė, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Lithuanian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

06

Lorin <strong>Maazel</strong> Lorin Maazel, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, French-American conductor

90th anniversary (Birth)

Oscar <strong>Straus</strong> Oscar Straus, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Viennese composer

150th anniversary (Birth)

08

10

Michel van der Aa, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Dutch composer

50th anniversary (Birth)

Ignaz <strong>Moscheles</strong> Ignaz Moscheles, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Bohemian conductor, music educator, composer and pianist

150th anniversary (Death)

Carl <strong>Reinecke</strong> Carl Reinecke, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, German composer, conductor and pianist

110th anniversary (Death)

Otto Neitzel, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, German composer

100th anniversary (Death)

11

Marcel Cordes, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, German operatic baritone

100th anniversary (Birth)

12

Thomas <strong>Arne</strong> Thomas Arne, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, British composer

310th anniversary (Birth)

Julius Buths, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, German musician

100th anniversary (Death)

Janina Garścia, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Polish composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

13

Hugo <strong>Wolf</strong> Hugo Wolf, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Austrian composer of Slovene origin

160th anniversary (Birth)

14

Zhou Baokui, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Chinese opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

16

John Addison, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Heinrich Sutermeister, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Swiss opera composer (1910-1995)

25th anniversary (Death)

Enrico Tamberlik, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Italian opera singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

Jaroslav Foltýn, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Czech conductor, music educator and composer

Death

17

John La Montaine, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, American musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

18

Michelangelo Verso, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Italian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Joaquín Gaztambide, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, composer of zarzuelas from Navarre, Spain

150th anniversary (Death)

20

Beniamino <strong>Gigli</strong> Beniamino Gigli, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Italian opera singer

130th anniversary (Birth)

Eva Mylott, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Opera singer, Mel Gibson's grandmother.

100th anniversary (Death)

Jolán Páka, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

21

Georg Ots, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Soviet singer and actor

100th anniversary (Birth)

22

Stephen <strong>Sondheim</strong> Stephen Sondheim, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, American composer and lyricist

90th anniversary (Birth)

Werner Klemperer, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, German-American actor and musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

Helmut Winschermann, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, German conductor and oboist

100th anniversary (Birth)

23

Franco <strong>Battiato</strong> Franco Battiato, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Italian singer-songwriter, composer, and filmmaker

75th anniversary (Birth)

Pierre Mollet, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Canadian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Geoffrey Bush, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, British composer, organist and scholar

100th anniversary (Birth)

Roza Tamarkina, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Soviet pianist

100th anniversary (Birth)

Nybia Mariño, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Uruguayan pianist

100th anniversary (Birth)

25

Jean-Joël Barbier, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, French writer and pianist

100th anniversary (Birth)

27

Angelo Lo <strong>Forese</strong> Angelo Lo Forese, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Italian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

28

Hertha <strong>Töpper</strong> Hertha Töpper, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Austrian contralto opera singer

Death

Édouard <strong>Batiste</strong> Édouard Batiste, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Composer and pedagog

200th anniversary (Birth)

29

Gaetano Ottani, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, painter, opera singer, scenographer

300th anniversary (Birth)

30

31

Henryk <strong>Wieniawski</strong> Henryk Wieniawski, Celebrations (March 2020), Classical music, Russian-Polish musician

140th anniversary (Death)

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