Music anniversaries to be commemorated on January 17: 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 17: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For January 17, there are no less than 71 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Alexander Taneyev (170th anniversary, Birth), Lilian Henschel (160th anniversary, Birth), Yuri Fayer (130th anniversary, Birth), Kathryn Meisle (50th anniversary, Death), Philip Jones (20th 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 17

 

January 17

2016

Tamara Chumakova, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, Soviet Russian opera singer

Death (age 83)

2011

Don Kirshner, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, American songwriter, publisher, music producer, manager

Death (age 76)

1997

1996

Klaus <strong>Mäkelä</strong> Klaus Mäkelä, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, Finish conductor and violoncellist

Birth (24th anniversary)

1985

Cathy Krier, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, Luxembourg pianist

Birth (35th anniversary)

1980

1971

Leonardo Ciampa, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, American organist, pianist, composer and writer

Birth (49th anniversary)

1970

Kathryn Meisle, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, American operatic contralto (1899—1970)

Death (age 70)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1968

Kipras Petrauskas, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, Lithuanian singer and opera singer

Death (age 82)

1966

Fritz Zaun, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, German conductor and musician

Death (age 72)

1959

Fabio <strong>Luisi</strong> Fabio Luisi, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, Italian conductor

Birth (61th anniversary)

1958

1957

Nancy Argenta, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, Canadian opera soprano

Birth (63th anniversary)

Michael Kraus, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, Austrian opera singer

Birth (63th anniversary)

1952

Ryuichi <strong>Sakamoto</strong> Ryuichi Sakamoto, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, Japanese musician

Birth (68th anniversary)

1949

Augustin Dumay, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, French violinist and conductor

Birth (71th anniversary)

1948

1945

1944

Joyce Castle, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (76th anniversary)

1942

Ulf Hoelscher, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, German violinist

Birth (78th anniversary)

1931

Akhmad Babakulov, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, Soviet singer, opera singer and music educator (1931-1990)

Birth

1917

Oskar Morawetz, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, Czech-Canadian music educator and composer

Birth

1906

1902

Julius Katona, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, (1902-1977) opera and operetta singer

Birth

1899

1869

Paul Émile Bienaimé, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, French composer, music educator and opera singer

Death (age 66)

1858

Georg Mittermayr, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, music pedagogue, stage actor

Death (age 75)

1856

1712

1651

Johannes Hieronymus <strong>Kapsberger</strong> Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger, Anniversaries (January 17), Classical music history, German-Italian virtuoso performer and composer

Death (age 71)

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