November 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.

November 2020 : essential commemorations

2020 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In November 2020, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Vieri Tosatti (100th anniversary, Birth), Paul Lebrun (100th anniversary, Death), Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (100th anniversary, Birth), Michael Langdon (100th anniversary, Birth), Lodovico Graziani (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? December 2020... In a year? November 2021...

Day by day, all celebrations for November 2020

 

November 2020

02

Dimitri <strong>Mitropoulos</strong> Dimitri Mitropoulos, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Greek conductor, pianist, and composer

60th anniversary (Death)

Vieri Tosatti, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Italian composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Franz Vincenz Tuček, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Czech conductor, composer and organist

200th anniversary (Death)

04

Malena <strong>Ernman</strong> Malena Ernman, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Swedish opera singer

50th anniversary (Birth)

Paul Lebrun, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Belgian composer

100th anniversary (Death)

Paul Knüpfer, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, German opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

06

Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Italian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Agustín Lara, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Mexican composer and interpreter of songs and boleros

50th anniversary (Death)

07

Ferenc <strong>Erkel</strong> Ferenc Erkel, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Hungarian composer

210th anniversary (Birth)

08

César <strong>Franck</strong> César Franck, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Belgian-French composer, organist and music teacher

130th anniversary (Death)

Friedrich Witt, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, German composer and cellist

250th anniversary (Birth)

11

Jerome <strong>Kern</strong> Jerome Kern, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, American composer of musical theater and popular music

75th anniversary (Death)

12

Henryk <strong>Gorecki</strong> Henryk Gorecki, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Polish composer (1933–2010)

10th anniversary (Death)

Michael Langdon, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, British bass opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Oscar Strasnoy, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Argentine composer

50th anniversary (Birth)

14

Aaron <strong>Copland</strong> Aaron Copland, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, American composer, composition teacher, writer, and conductor

120th anniversary (Birth)

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Lodovico Graziani, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Italian opera singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

16

Paul <strong>Hindemith</strong> Paul Hindemith, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, German-born American composer, violist, violinist, teacher and conductor

125th anniversary (Birth)

Luigi Morleo, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Italian composer

50th anniversary (Birth)

17

Gian Francesco de <strong>Majo</strong> Gian Francesco de Majo, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Italian composer

250th anniversary (Death)

18

Ignacy Jan <strong>Paderewski</strong> Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Polish pianist, composer, supporter of Poland's independence movements, politician, Prime Minister of reborn Poland (1860-1941)

160th anniversary (Birth)

19

Maria Yudina, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, pianist from Russia

50th anniversary (Death)

20

Francesco <strong>Cilea</strong> Francesco Cilea, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Italian composer

70th anniversary (Death)

Armin Schibler, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Swiss composer (1920-1986)

100th anniversary (Birth)

22

Wilhelm Friedemann <strong>Bach</strong> Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, German composer, organist, harpsichordist

310th anniversary (Birth)

Conradin <strong>Kreutzer</strong> Conradin Kreutzer, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, German composer and conductor

240th anniversary (Birth)

Arthur <strong>Sullivan</strong> Arthur Sullivan, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, English composer of the Gilbert & Sullivan duo

120th anniversary (Death)

24

Friedrich Lux, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, German conductor, composer, and organist

200th anniversary (Birth)

25

Wilhelm <strong>Kempff</strong> Wilhelm Kempff, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, German pianist and composer

125th anniversary (Birth)

26

Nathan <strong>Gunn</strong> Nathan Gunn, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Operatic baritone

50th anniversary (Birth)

29

Vittoria Calma, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Polish singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

30

Radu <strong>Lupu</strong> Radu Lupu, Celebrations (November 2020), Classical music, Romanian pianist

75th anniversary (Birth)

See also...

Others celebrations

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