Music anniversaries to be commemorated on April 12: births, premieres...

Thousands of anniversaries. In 2020, classical music and opera offer many opportunities for music lovers to commemorate composers, conductors, performers and operatic artists, to celebrate the first performances of essential works or the opening of emblematic concert halls. From January to December, there are 365 opportunities to revisit a repertoire, a recording or simply to explore 10 centuries of classical music. Something to satisfy all the inquiring minds.

April 12: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For April 12, there are no less than 94 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Gaetano Caffarelli (310th anniversary, Birth), Ernst Gottlieb Baron (260th anniversary, Death), Edmond Audran (180th anniversary, Birth), Kerstin Thorborg (50th anniversary, Death), Mykola Ohrenych (20th anniversary, Death)... to name only some of the artists, composers or performers, known or less known throughout the world.

All important anniversaries to commemorate a April 12

 

April 12

2017

2016

Alan Loveday, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, New Zealand violinist (1928-2016)

Death (age 88)

2012

Hedy Fassler, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Austrian actor, singer and opera singer

Death (age 89)

2008

2000

1998

Xin Fengxia, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Chinese pingju opera performer

Death (age 71)

1994

Anastasiya <strong>Petryshak</strong> Anastasiya Petryshak, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Ukrainian violinist

Birth (26th anniversary)

1989

Hendrik Krumm, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Soviet Estonian singer, opera singer and music educator (1934-1989)

Death (age 54)

1985

1981

Hendrik <strong>Andriessen</strong> Hendrik Andriessen, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Dutch composer, organist and music educator

Death (age 88)

Sander Teepen, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Dutch conductor and oboist

Birth (39th anniversary)

1980

Mike Solomon, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, American composer and musician

Birth (40th anniversary)

1974

Frances Ingram, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, American operatic contralto singer

Death (age 85)

Käthe Graus, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 53)

1973

Günter Haumer, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Austrian opera singer

Birth (47th anniversary)

1972

Troy Banarzi, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, British composer

Birth (48th anniversary)

Agnieszka Makówka, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Polish opera singer

Birth (48th anniversary)

1970

Kerstin Thorborg, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Swedish operatic contralto

Death (age 73)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1965

Daniel Gortler, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Israeli musician

Birth (55th anniversary)

1963

1962

Cosimo Damiano Lanza, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Italian classical pianist

Birth (58th anniversary)

1961

1959

Emanuel Jaroš, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and organist

Death (age 77)

1957

Rudolf Schasching, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Birth (63th anniversary)

1948

Mariella Devia, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Italian opera singer

Birth (72th anniversary)

Machie Oguri, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, violinist, concertmaster

Birth (72th anniversary)

Marie Tiffany, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, American singer and opera singer

Death (age 66)

Krystyna Rorbach, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Polish opera singer

Birth (72th anniversary)

1943

Ernst Kovacic, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Austrian musician and violinist

Birth (77th anniversary)

1942

Thérèse Casadesus, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, French teacher and opera singer

Birth (78th anniversary)

1941

Jadwiga Gadulanka, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Polish opera singer

Birth (79th anniversary)

1939

Sylvio Gualda, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, French musician and percussionist

Birth (81th anniversary)

1938

Feodor <strong>Chaliapin</strong> Feodor Chaliapin, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Russian opera singer and actor

Death (age 65)

1932

Věra Soukupová, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Czech opera singer

Birth (88th anniversary)

1931

1927

Günther Leib, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (93th anniversary)

1922

1920

Rudolf Francl, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Yugoslav opera singer

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1913

Nar Ovanisyan, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Soviet singer, opera singer and music educator (1913-1995)

Birth

 

1900

Karl Julius Abt, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, opera singer, theater director

Death (age 78)

1898

Lily Pons, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, American opera singer and actress (1898-1976)

Birth

1860

Artur Baratta i de Valdivia, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Spanish businessperson, conductor and composer (1860-1947)

Birth

1858

Leonid Georgiyevich Yakovlev, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, Russian singer and opera singer (1858-1919)

Birth

1828

1801

1726

Vincenzo Olivicciani, Anniversaries (April 12), Classical music history, opera singer, musician, singer

Death (age 79)

1722

1716

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