Music anniversaries to be commemorated on April 16: 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 16: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For April 16, there are no less than 82 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Józef Stefani (220th anniversary, Birth), Elsa Bland (140th anniversary, Birth), John Barnett (130th anniversary, Death), Marcella Crudeli (80th anniversary, Birth), Kenneth Gilbert (0th 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 16

 

April 16

2020

Kenneth <strong>Gilbert</strong> Kenneth Gilbert, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Canadian musician

Death (age 88)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2015

Manfred Drescher, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, German opera singer (1931-2015)

Death (age 84)

2013

Yuriy Popov, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer (1929-2013)

Death (age 83)

2012

Sári Barabás, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Hungarian operatic soprano

Death (age 98)

2010

Shirlee Emmons, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, American soprano and voice teacher

Death (age 86)

2009

Viktor Paskov, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Bulgarian writer and musician

Death (age 59)

2007

Valeriy Pavlovitsj Mineev, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, guitarist, balalaikist, music pedagogue

Death (age 70)

1993

1992

Hanna Okońska-Ratajczak, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Polish opera singer (soprano) and teacher

Birth (28th anniversary)

1989

Vasiliy Tret'yak, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Soviet singer and opera singer (1926-1989)

Death (age 62)

1986

1983

Robin <strong>Ticciati</strong> Robin Ticciati, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, British conductor

Birth (37th anniversary)

1981

Lisa Lee Dark, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Opera singer, actress

Birth (39th anniversary)

Rupert Glawitsch, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, film actor

Death (age 73)

1974

Toygar Işıklı, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Turkish film music composer

Birth (46th anniversary)

1973

István <strong>Kertész</strong> István Kertész, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor

Death (age 43)

1972

Sam Haywood, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Australian pianist

Birth (48th anniversary)

1968

Nelly Corradi, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Italian actress and singer

Death (age 53)

1963

Keiko Urushihara, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Japanese violinist

Birth (57th anniversary)

1957

László Jekl, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, (1957--) opera singer

Birth (63th anniversary)

1952

Rico Saccani, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Italian conductor

Birth (68th anniversary)

1949

1948

Joseph Shore, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (72th anniversary)

1947

1946

Pēteris <strong>Vasks</strong> Pēteris Vasks, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Latvian composer

Birth (74th anniversary)

1944

1943

Jan Dobosz, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Polish Baritone opera singer

Birth (77th anniversary)

1942

Leo <strong>Nucci</strong> Leo Nucci, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, opera singer

Birth (78th anniversary)

1940

Joseph William Fennimore, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, American composer and pianist

Birth (80th anniversary)

1935

1933

Rémy Corazza, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, opera singer, singer

Birth (87th anniversary)

Yrjö Saarnio, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Finnish actor and singer (1890–1933)

Death (age 42)

1928

1924

Henry <strong>Mancini</strong> Henry Mancini, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, American composer, conductor and arranger

Birth

 

1906

Jakob Gimpel, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Polish concert pianist and educator

Birth

1868

Charles <strong>Silver</strong> Charles Silver, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, French composer and music educator

Birth

1858

Zaré Thalberg, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, An operatic singer and actress from Greece? or Derbyshire

Birth

1838

Karel Bendl, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator, composer, publicist and choirmaster

Birth

1645

Tobias Hume, Anniversaries (April 16), Classical music history, Scottish composer, gambist and soldier

Death (age 76)

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