Music anniversaries to be commemorated on April 17: 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 17: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For April 17, there are no less than 83 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Algot Lange (170th anniversary, Birth), Giulio Alary (130th anniversary, Death), Anja Silja (80th anniversary, Birth), Cristina Ortiz (70th anniversary, Birth), Arlene Saunders (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 17

 

April 17

2020

Arlene <strong>Saunders</strong> Arlene Saunders, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, American singer

Death (age 89)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2013

Deanna <strong>Durbin</strong> Deanna Durbin, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Canadian singer and actress

Death (age 91)

Bernhard Krol, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, German composer and hornist

Death (age 92)

2011

2007

Kitty Carlisle, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, American actress, singer, and socialite

Death (age 96)

1987

Jozef Grešák, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, composer, teacher, organist, pianist

Death (age 79)

1985

Urmas Põldma, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Estonian opera singer

Birth (35th anniversary)

1977

Frederik Magle, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Danish composer, concert organist, and pianist

Birth (43th anniversary)

1975

Irma Jaunzem, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Belarusian singer, opera singer and music educator (1897-1975)

Death (age 77)

Petras Oleka, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Lithuanian opera singer

Death (age 79)

1969

Hooman Khalatbari, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Iranian-Austrian pianist and music conductor

Birth (51th anniversary)

1968

Keiko Harada, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Japanese composer

Birth (52th anniversary)

1965

Vincent Dion Stringer, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (55th anniversary)

1964

Luigi Ferrari Trecate, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Italian musician, composer and organist

Death (age 79)

1963

1962

Shizuka Nakamura, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Japanese violinist

Birth (58th anniversary)

Dmitrij Vdovin, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, music pedagogue, opera singer

Birth (58th anniversary)

1961

Rebecca Luker, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, American actress and singer

Birth (59th anniversary)

1959

1958

Rita Montaner, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Cuban classically trained singer, pianist and actress

Death (age 57)

1956

Patrick Gallois, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, French flutist and conductor

Birth (64th anniversary)

1953

Andrea Ihle, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (67th anniversary)

1950

Cristina Ortiz, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Brazilian pianist

Birth (70th anniversary)

1948

Jan <strong>Hammer</strong> Jan Hammer, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Czech-born American musician, composer and record producer

Birth (72th anniversary)

1944

Grit van Jüten, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (76th anniversary)

1940

Siegfried Jerusalem, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, German opera vocalist

Birth (80th anniversary)

Anja <strong>Silja</strong> Anja Silja, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Operatic soprano

Birth (80th anniversary)

1935

Templar Saxe, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, British opera singer (1865-1935)

Death (age 69)

1934

Don Kirshner, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, American songwriter, publisher, music producer, manager

Birth

1933

1932

Jindřich Emanuel Siegl, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, music pedagogue, organist, opera singer, composer

Death (age 82)

Alfred Mahovsky, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer and pianist

Death (age 24)

Jiři Strejc, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator, composer and organist

Birth

1927

Graziella Sciutti, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Italian soprano, vocal teacher and opera producer

Birth

1926

Anton <strong>Foerster</strong> Anton Foerster, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster and organist

Death (age 88)

1920

Ada Thuma, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, opera singer

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1914

Janine Micheau, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, French operatic soprano (1914–1976)

Birth

1911

 

1909

Roy Ashton, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Australian tenor and make-up artist

Birth

1866

1861

Alois Taux, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, conductor, composer, university teacher

Death (age 43)

1833

1774

1764

Johann <strong>Mattheson</strong> Johann Mattheson, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, German composer and theorist

Death (age 82)

1683

1669

Antonio Bertali, Anniversaries (April 17), Classical music history, Austrian composer and violinist of Italian birth

Death (age 64)

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