Music anniversaries to be commemorated on April 26: 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 26: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For April 26, there are no less than 85 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Erland von Koch (110th anniversary, Birth), Rafaela Haro (80th anniversary, Death), Eva-Maria Westbroek (50th anniversary, Birth), Willy Caron (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 26

 

April 26

2019

Colette Lorand, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, Swiss singer and opera singer (1923-2019)

Death (age 96)

2018

Donald Whitton, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, Canadian classical cellist

Death (age 94)

2017

Endrik Wottrich, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 52)

2010

Willy Caron, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, Dutch singer and opera singer

Death (age 75)

1997

Walter Hesse, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, German opera singer (tenor)

Death (age 76)

1991

Leo Arnaud, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, French-American composer of Bugler's Dream

Death (age 86)

Carmine Coppola, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, composer from the United States

Death (age 80)

1988

1987

1972

1971

Klaus Lang, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, Austrian composer, organist and academic

Birth (49th anniversary)

1970

Carlota Dahmen, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, opera singer

Death (age 86)

50th anniversary    (2020)

Eva-Maria <strong>Westbroek</strong> Eva-Maria Westbroek, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, Dutch opera singer

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

Stephen Salters, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, American singer and opera singer

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1967

1965

Michael Bohnen, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, German opera singer (1887-1965)

Death (age 77)

Philippe Berrod, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, clarinetist, writer

Birth (55th anniversary)

1961

1955

Gisele Ben-Dor, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, American conductor

Birth (65th anniversary)

1954

Nikolaĭ Putilin, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, Russian singer and opera singer

Birth (66th anniversary)

1953

Diana Kacso, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, Brazilian pianist

Birth (67th anniversary)

1952

Ewa <strong>Podleś</strong> Ewa Podleś, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, Polish contralto

Birth (68th anniversary)

1948

Ronaldo Miranda, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, Brazilian musician

Birth (72th anniversary)

1937

1934

Olivera Miljaković, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, Serbian-born opera singer

Birth (86th anniversary)

1933

Ilkka Kuusisto, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, Finnish composer

Birth (87th anniversary)

1932

Francis <strong>Lai</strong> Francis Lai, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, French film composer (1932-2018)

Birth

1924

Josef Labor, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, Austrian composer, pianist and organist

Death (age 81)

 

1910

Erland von Koch, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, Swedish composer, educator, conductor, organist and pianist

Birth

1907

1901

Anna Vorobyov, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, Russian opera singer (1817-1901)

Death (age 84)

1897

1884

1879

1876

1874

1871

Gustav Kaitan-Stelzer, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, theater director, music pedagogue, stage actor, opera singer

Birth

1847

Alfred <strong>Scott-Gatty</strong> Alfred Scott-Gatty, Anniversaries (April 26), Classical music history, long serving officer of arms at the College of Arms in London and a successful composer

Birth

1832

1828

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