Music anniversaries to be commemorated on April 5: 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 5: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For April 5, there are no less than 81 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Théodore Ritter (180th anniversary, Birth), Maurice Hauchard (150th anniversary, Birth), Mary Costa (90th anniversary, Birth), Johannes Pramsohler (40th anniversary, Birth), Jiří Najvar (30th anniversary, Birth)... to name only some of the artists, composers or performers, known or less known throughout the world.

All important anniversaries to commemorate a April 5

 

April 5

2013

2005

1990

Jiří Najvar, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Czech composer and choirmaster

Birth (30th anniversary)

1983

Levente Molnár, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Hungarian opera singer

Birth (37th anniversary)

1980

Johannes Pramsohler, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Austrian musician

Birth (40th anniversary)

1978

1975

1967

Mischa <strong>Elman</strong> Mischa Elman, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Ukrainian American violinist

Death (age 76)

Arthur Arnold, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Dutch conductor

Birth (53th anniversary)

1963

1961

Anna Caterina Antonacci, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Italian mezzosoprano

Birth (59th anniversary)

1959

Laima Jonutytė, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Lithuanian opera singer

Birth (61th anniversary)

1958

Christophe Looten, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, French composer and musicologist

Birth (62th anniversary)

1957

Regina Klepper, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, German opera singer

Birth (63th anniversary)

1952

Hiroshi Kodama, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Japanese conductor

Birth (68th anniversary)

1949

Dominique Rouits, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, French conductor and music educator

Birth (71th anniversary)

1948

Dano Raffanti, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Italian opera singer

Birth (72th anniversary)

František Havelka, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, musician, opera singer

Birth (72th anniversary)

1936

John White, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, English experimental composer and musical performer

Birth (84th anniversary)

1935

Franz von <strong>Vecsey</strong> Franz von Vecsey, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, (1893-1935) violinist, child prodigy

Death (age 42)

1933

Eugenia Ratti, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Operatic soprano

Birth (87th anniversary)

1930

1921

Alphons <strong>Diepenbrock</strong> Alphons Diepenbrock, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Dutch composer, essayist and classicist

Death (age 58)

1896

John Rogers <strong>Thomas</strong> John Rogers Thomas, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Welsh-born American composer, singer, and music teacher

Death (age 66)

1874

Antonín Hradil, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator, composer and organist

Birth

1873

Semen <strong>Hulak-Artemovsky</strong> Semen Hulak-Artemovsky, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Ukrainian actor, writer and musician

Death (age 60)

1870

Maurice Hauchard, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, French violinist, composer and professor

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

Maria Helena Miączyńska, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1865

Edward <strong>Loder</strong> Edward Loder, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, English composer and conductor

Death (age 55)

1849

1845

Friederike Ellmenreich, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, German stage actor and writer

Death (age 70)

1828

Pietro Platania, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Italian composer and teacher of music

Birth

1824

Francesco Benucci, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Italian operatic bass-baritone

Death (age 79)

1784

Louis <strong>Spohr</strong> Louis Spohr, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, German composer, violinist and conductor

Birth

1754

Diamante Maria Scarabelli, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Italian soprano singer (1675-1754)

Death (age 78)

 

1617

Alonso Lobo, Anniversaries (April 5), Classical music history, Spanish composer and bandmaster at the cathedrals of Sevilla, Toledo and Cuenca

Death (age 62)

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