Music anniversaries to be commemorated on April 8: 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 8: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For April 8, there are no less than 91 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Venanzio Rauzzini (210th anniversary, Death), Charles Auguste de Bériot (150th anniversary, Death), Zbigniew Drzewiecki (130th anniversary, Birth), Charles Griffes (100th anniversary, Death), John Reardon (90th 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 8

 

April 8

2011

Donald Shanks, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Australian bass-baritone opera singer

Death (age 70)

2008

2004

2003

2001

1996

1993

Marian <strong>Anderson</strong> Marian Anderson, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, African-American contralto

Death (age 96)

1988

1987

Andrei Bondarenko, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Ukrainian singer

Birth (33th anniversary)

Tianwa Yang, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Chinese violinist

Birth (33th anniversary)

1985

Janka Kulcsár, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Hungarian pianist

Birth (35th anniversary)

1981

Karl Friedrich, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Death (age 76)

1979

Deyan Vatchkov, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Bulgarian opera singer

Birth (41th anniversary)

1974

Nayden Todorov, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Bulgarian conductor

Birth (46th anniversary)

1973

Carlos Damas, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Portuguese musician

Birth (47th anniversary)

1972

Paul Miles-Kingston, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, British opera singer

Birth (48th anniversary)

1967

1966

John Estacio, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Canadian compoer

Birth (54th anniversary)

1963

Andō , Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Japanese violinist (1878-1963)

Death (age 84)

1960

Kurt Azesberger, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Birth (60th anniversary)

1957

Anthony <strong>Michaels-Moore</strong> Anthony Michaels-Moore, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, British opera singer

Birth (63th anniversary)

1954

Fritzi Scheff, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Austrian-American opera singer and actress

Death (age 74)

1953

Diana Montague, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, British mezzo-soprano

Birth (67th anniversary)

1952

1947

Mark Zeltser, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, American pianist

Birth (73th anniversary)

1944

Gustav Landauer, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer (1866-1944)

Death (age 78)

1935

David DiChiera, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, American composer and opera manager

Birth

1933

Jaroslav Smolka, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer, musicologist and university educator

Birth

1928

Willi Brokmeier, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, born:1928-04-08|; Brokmeier, Willi; 1928-...

Birth (92th anniversary)

1925

1924

Dušan Vrchoslav, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer and educator

Birth

1920

Charles <strong>Griffes</strong> Charles Griffes, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, American composer

Death (age 35)

100th anniversary    (2020)

1912

Emily Soldene, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, British actor-manager, singer and writer

Death (age 73)

1897

1893

1889

Jean-Baptiste <strong>Arban</strong> Jean-Baptiste Arban, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, French cornetist, conductor, composer and pedagogue

Death (age 64)

1881

Jos Watelet, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Belgian composer, musicologist, pianist and organist

Birth

1878

1874

Alois Grois, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, stage actor, actor

Death (age 65)

1870

Charles Auguste de <strong>Bériot</strong> Charles Auguste de Bériot, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Belgian composer and violinist

Death (age 68)

150th anniversary    (2020)

1851

John Parry, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Welsh harpist and composer

Death (age 75)

 

1815

Jakub Jan Ryba, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Czech teacher and composer on the break of classicism and romantism

Death (age 49)

1810

Venanzio Rauzzini, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Italian opera singer and teacher

Death (age 63)

1784

Dionisio <strong>Aguado y García</strong> Dionisio Aguado y García, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Spanish classical guitarist and composer

Birth

1692

Giuseppe <strong>Tartini</strong> Giuseppe Tartini, Anniversaries (April 8), Classical music history, Italian composer and violinist (1692–1770)

Birth

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