Music anniversaries to be commemorated on April 1: 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 1: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For April 1, there are no less than 81 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Herman Brag (160th anniversary, Birth), Elaine Arnold (110th anniversary, Birth), Cosima Wagner (90th anniversary, Death), Nicholas O'Neill (50th anniversary, Birth), Morag Beaton (10th 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 1

 

April 1

2019

Vladimir Orlov, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Romanian-Canadian cellist and music teacher

Death (age 90)

2009

Margreta Elkins, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Australian operatic mezzo-soprano

Death (age 78)

2001

Daniel <strong>Lozakovitj</strong> Daniel Lozakovitj, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Swedish violonist

Birth (19th anniversary)

1983

Boglárka Pohly, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Hungarian opera singer

Birth (37th anniversary)

1981

Sonja Leutwyler, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Swiss opera singer

Birth (39th anniversary)

1979

Mikko <strong>Franck</strong> Mikko Franck, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Finnish conductor

Birth (41th anniversary)

1970

Nicholas O'Neill, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, English musician

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1967

Paul Phoenix, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, British tenor in the King's Singers

Birth (53th anniversary)

Enrico <strong>Onofri</strong> Enrico Onofri, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Italian conductor and violinist

Birth (53th anniversary)

1965

Robert Steadman, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, British composer

Birth (55th anniversary)

1959

1958

Břetislav Bakala, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer and choirmaster

Death (age 61)

1954

Marc Grauwels, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Belgian musician

Birth (66th anniversary)

Armando Gama, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Portuguese singer

Birth (66th anniversary)

1953

1951

1949

Gerhard Paul, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Austrian actor and opera singer

Birth (71th anniversary)

1946

Michel Brodard, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Swiss opera singer

Birth (74th anniversary)

1945

Takayoshi Wanami, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Japanese violinist

Birth (75th anniversary)

1932

Jiří Smutný, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator and composer

Birth (88th anniversary)

1930

Cosima <strong>Wagner</strong> Cosima Wagner, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, daughter of the Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt

Death (age 92)

1925

Nurghisa Tilendiev, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Soviet conductor and composer (1925-1998)

Birth

1922

1917

Scott <strong>Joplin</strong> Scott Joplin, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, American composer, musician, and pianist

Death (age 49)

1915

Johann Joseph <strong>Abert</strong> Johann Joseph Abert, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, German composer, conductor, double-bassist

Death (age 82)

1912

Max Pichler, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, singer, music pedagogue, opera singer

Death (age 51)

1905

Winfried Zillig, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, German composer, musicologist and conductor

Birth

1871

Josef František Wittoch, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster and organist

Death (age 82)

1869

1866

Ferruccio <strong>Busoni</strong> Ferruccio Busoni, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor, writer, and piano teacher

Birth

Aimé Leborne, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, French composer and music educator

Death (age 68)

1833

1824

 

1734

Louis Lully, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, French Baroque composer

Death (age 69)

1728

1721

Pieter <strong>Hellendaal</strong> Pieter Hellendaal, Anniversaries (April 1), Classical music history, Anglo-Dutch organist, violinist and composer

Birth

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