Music anniversaries to be commemorated on April 21: 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 21: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For April 21, there are no less than 76 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Antonín Kammel (290th anniversary, Birth), Heinrich Vogl (120th anniversary, Death), Bruno Maderna (100th anniversary, Birth), Lilleba Lund Kvandal (80th anniversary, Birth), Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski (70th 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 21

 

April 21

2018

Huguette <strong>Tourangeau</strong> Huguette Tourangeau, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, French-Canadian operatic mezzo-soprano

Death (age 79)

2016

Law Kar-Po, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Cantonese opera performer

Death (age 85)

2015

2013

Jean-Michel Damase, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, French pianist, conductor and composer

Death (age 85)

1985

Ondrej Francisci, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, composer, choir director, conductor

Death (age 69)

Guido Ponzini, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Italian musician

Birth (35th anniversary)

1984

Sofya Druker, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Belarusian opera singer (1907-1984)

Death (age 77)

1981

Mike Christie, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Singer/Songwriter

Birth (39th anniversary)

1976

Ramón Souto, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Spanish composer

Birth (44th anniversary)

1973

Leif Aruhn-Solén, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Swedish opera singer

Birth (47th anniversary)

1969

Marie Nishiyama, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Japanese pianist, harpsichordist and harpist

Birth (51th anniversary)

1961

1958

1955

Ken Takaseki, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Japanese conductor

Birth (65th anniversary)

Rolf Nykmark, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Norwegian singer and conductor

Birth (65th anniversary)

1954

1952

Agga Frich, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Norwegian actress, opera singer

Death (age 71)

1951

Olive Fremstad, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Swedish-American operatic mezzo-soprano and soprano singer

Death (age 80)

1936

Galia Yoncheva, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Bulgarian opera singer

Birth (84th anniversary)

1933

Easley Blackwood, Jr., Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, American classical pianist

Birth (87th anniversary)

1920

Bruno <strong>Maderna</strong> Bruno Maderna, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Italian conductor and composer

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1919

Michael Mann, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, German-born musician and professor of German literature

Birth

1892

Jaroslav Kvapil, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Czech composer, pianist and choirmaster

Birth

1891

František Suchý Pražský, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer, choirmaster and collector of regional songs

Birth

1889

Efrem Zimbalist, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Russian violinist, composer and conductor

Birth

1888

Julius Weissenborn, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, German bassoonist and composer

Death (age 51)

1878

1871

Leo <strong>Blech</strong> Leo Blech, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, German opera composer and conductor

Birth

Vojtěch Říhovský, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster and organist

Birth

1853

1851

Hippolyte-Raymond Colet, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, French composer and music educator

Death (age 42)

1824

Josep Anselm Clavé, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, Catalan businessperson, composer and writer (1824-1874)

Birth

 

1818

Ferdinand Gumbert, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, German composer, singer and music educator

Birth

1142

Peter Abelard, Anniversaries (April 21), Classical music history, French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician

Death (age 63)

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