Music anniversaries to be commemorated on January 16: 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.

January 16: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For January 16, there are no less than 100 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Loreto Vittori (420th anniversary, Birth), Antonio Draghi (320th anniversary, Death), Narcisse Girard (160th anniversary, Death), Reginald De de Koven (100th anniversary, Death), Barry Tuckwell (0th 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 January 16

 

January 16

2020

Nadezhda Shepeleva, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Soviet Yakut opera singer

Death (age 96)

0th anniversary    (2020)

Barry <strong>Tuckwell</strong> Barry Tuckwell, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Australian horn player

Death (age 88)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2017

2012

Gustav <strong>Leonhardt</strong> Gustav Leonhardt, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Dutch keyboard player, conductor, musicologist, teacher and editor

Death (age 83)

2005

1998

1985

1982

Harald Agersnap, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Composer, conductor and musician

Death (age 82)

Michael Kranebitter, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Birth (38th anniversary)

1980

Gioconda Vessichelli, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Italian opera singer

Birth (40th anniversary)

1976

Andreana Nikolova, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Bulgarian opera singer

Birth (44th anniversary)

1963

Agnieszka Zwierko, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, performing artist

Birth (57th anniversary)

1961

Ingrid Kaiserfeld, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Birth (59th anniversary)

1960

Shin'ichi Takata, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Japanese composer and conductor

Death (age 39)

1957

Arturo <strong>Toscanini</strong> Arturo Toscanini, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Italy-born American conductor

Death (age 89)

1953

Harald Bjørkøy, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Norwegian singer and professor

Birth (67th anniversary)

1950

Henri Brassard, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Canadian pianist

Birth (70th anniversary)

1946

Katia <strong>Ricciarelli</strong> Katia Ricciarelli, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Italian opera singer

Birth (74th anniversary)

1943

Gavin <strong>Bryars</strong> Gavin Bryars, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, British musician

Birth (77th anniversary)

Klaus Gerber, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (77th anniversary)

1938

1937

1935

Zoltán Döhme, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, music pedagogue

Death (age 71)

1934

Marilyn <strong>Horne</strong> Marilyn Horne, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, American mezzo-soprano opera singer

Birth (86th anniversary)

Richard Wernick, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (86th anniversary)

1933

Mark Forest, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, American actor

Birth (87th anniversary)

1920

Reginald De de <strong>Koven</strong> Reginald De de Koven, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, American music critic and composer

Death (age 60)

100th anniversary    (2020)

1913

Emil Hradecký, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Czech archivist, music educator, composer, writer, organist and university educator

Birth

1908

Ethel <strong>Merman</strong> Ethel Merman, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, American actress and singer (1908-1984)

Birth

1879

1872

1860

Narcisse Girard, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, French violinist, conductor and composer

Death (age 62)

 

1817

Antonín Volánek, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Czech conductor, violinist, composer and organist

Death (age 55)

1796

Augustin Šenkýř, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Czech violinist, composer, organist and roman catholic priest

Death (age 59)

1790

Charlotte Eckerman, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Swedish opera singer, actress and courtesan

Death (age 31)

1761

Anton Jiránek, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Czech violinist and composer

Death (age 49)

1680

Giampaolo De Dominici, Anniversaries (January 16), Classical music history, Italian actor, singer, musician, and composer

Birth

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