October 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.

October 2020 : essential commemorations

2020 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In October 2020, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Max Bruch (100th anniversary, Death), Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith (200th anniversary, Death), Charles Burell (100th anniversary, Birth), Vincent DeRosa (100th anniversary, Birth), Jenny Lind (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? November 2020... In a year? October 2021...

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Day by day, all celebrations for October 2020

 

October 2020

01

Petar Konjović, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Serbian composer

50th anniversary (Death)

02

Max <strong>Bruch</strong> Max Bruch, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, German romantic composer and conductor (1838-1920)

100th anniversary (Death)

03

Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Czech hornist and composer

200th anniversary (Death)

04

Charles Burell, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, African American musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

05

Vincent DeRosa, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, American musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

Jacques <strong>Offenbach</strong> Jacques Offenbach, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, German-born French composer, cellist and impresario

140th anniversary (Death)

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Silvestre <strong>Revueltas</strong> Silvestre Revueltas, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Mexican composer, violinist and conductor

80th anniversary (Death)

06

Jenny <strong>Lind</strong> Jenny Lind, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Swedish classical singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

08

Toru <strong>Takemitsu</strong> Toru Takemitsu, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory

90th anniversary (Birth)

Louis <strong>Vierne</strong> Louis Vierne, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, French organist and composer

150th anniversary (Birth)

09

Selma Kronold, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Polish soprano

100th anniversary (Death)

10

Joan <strong>Sutherland</strong> Joan Sutherland, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Australian soprano

10th anniversary (Death)

11

Jakov <strong>Gotovac</strong> Jakov Gotovac, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Croatian composer

125th anniversary (Birth)

12

Eric Shilling, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, British opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

13

Paul <strong>Potts</strong> Paul Potts, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, English tenor

50th anniversary (Birth)

14

Leonard <strong>Bernstein</strong> Leonard Bernstein, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist

30th anniversary (Death)

15

Zdeněk <strong>Fibich</strong> Zdeněk Fibich, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Czech conductor, music educator, composer and choirmaster

120th anniversary (Death)

Claude Monteux, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, American flutist and conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

16

Alberto <strong>Nepomuceno</strong> Alberto Nepomuceno, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Brazilian composer and conductor

100th anniversary (Death)

18

John <strong>Taverner</strong> John Taverner, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, English Renaissance composer and organist

475th anniversary (Death)

Alexander Young, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, English tenor

100th anniversary (Birth)

20

21

Rafael Calleja Gómez, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Spanish composer and conductor (1870-1938). Conductor of Teatro Real de Madrid and Teatro de la Zarzuela. Founder with other composers (Ruperto Chapí, Sinesio Delgado, Carlos Arniches, Salvador Videgain Gómez) in 1899 of rights society Sociedad d...

150th anniversary (Birth)

22

Samson François, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, French pianist and composer

50th anniversary (Death)

25

Edmund Kossowski, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Polish singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

26

Aarno Walli, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Finnish pianist and conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

27

Oleg <strong>Bryzhak</strong> Oleg Bryzhak, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Ukrainian opera singer

60th anniversary (Birth)

28

Claramae Turner, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, American opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Agnes <strong>Obel</strong> Agnes Obel, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, Danish singer, composer, and pianist

40th anniversary (Birth)

30

Craig Timberlake, Celebrations (October 2020), Classical music, American opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

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