Music anniversaries to be commemorated on December 4: 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.

December 4: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For December 4, there are no less than 87 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: André Campra (360th anniversary, Birth), Petronio Franceschini (340th anniversary, Death), Lillian Russell (160th anniversary, Birth), Giulia Recli (130th anniversary, Birth), Walter Goehr (60th 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 December 4

 

December 4

2016

Julia Gomelskaya, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Ukrainian composer of contemporary classical music

Death (age 52)

2013

Robert Allman, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Australian operatic singer

Death (age 86)

2007

2003

1987

1986

1985

David Paez, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Mexican opera singer

Birth (35th anniversary)

1980

Zdeněk Otava, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Czech music educator, opera singer and university educator

Death (age 78)

1978

Nicolas Reymond, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Swiss musician and opera singer

Birth (42th anniversary)

1972

Mikalay Aladaw, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Soviet composer and university teacher

Death (age 81)

Olivia Pop, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (48th anniversary)

1971

Klaus Kuttler, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Austrian singer, opera singer and composer

Birth (49th anniversary)

1970

Dimitri Platanias, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, composer, performing artist, opera singer

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1962

1960

Walter Goehr, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, German composer and conductor

Death (age 57)

1959

Hubert Marischka, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Austrian singer, actor, film director and screenwriter

Death (age 77)

1957

Yuzuko Horigome, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Japanese violinist

Birth (63th anniversary)

1946

Pierre Even, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Luxembourgian composer

Birth (74th anniversary)

1945

Richard Farber, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Composer and Librettist

Birth (75th anniversary)

Rauf Dhomi, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Albanian composer and conductor

Birth (75th anniversary)

Locrian Masaoka, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Japanese composer

Birth (75th anniversary)

1942

James Houlik, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, American musician

Birth (78th anniversary)

1937

1936

Therese Seehofer, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Death (age 90)

1935

Johan <strong>Halvorsen</strong> Johan Halvorsen, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Norwegian composer, conductor and violinist

Death (age 71)

Richard Seal, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, British organist

Birth (85th anniversary)

1931

Cholo Montironi, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Argentine musician

Birth (89th anniversary)

1925

Helena Vinkka, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Finnish opera songstress and actress

Birth

1913

1911

1904

1880

1879

Hamilton <strong>Harty</strong> Hamilton Harty, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Irish composer, conductor, pianist and organist

Birth

1877

1869

1860

Lillian Russell, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, American opera singer and actress (1860-1922)

Birth

1850

Alphonse Clarke, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, French art collector and composer

Death (age 44)

1825

Hynek Vojáček, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, Czech faggotist, music educator, composer, choirmaster and collector of regional songs

Birth

 

1820

Franz Dalle Aste, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, opera singer

Birth

200th anniversary    (2020)

1732

John <strong>Gay</strong> John Gay, Anniversaries (December 4), Classical music history, English poet and playwright

Death (age 47)

1660

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