Music anniversaries to be commemorated on January 1: 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 1: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For January 1, there are no less than 113 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Johann Ludwig Krebs (240th anniversary, Death), Václav Emanuel Horák (220th anniversary, Birth), Anton van Rooy (150th anniversary, Birth), Suzanne Juyol (100th anniversary, Birth), António Chagas Rosa (60th 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 January 1

 

January 1

2020

Shunji Aratani, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, conductor

Death (age 89)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2019

Joan Guinjoan, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Catalan composer and pianist

Death (age 87)

2015

Márta Szirmay, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, opera singer, jazz singer

Death (age 75)

2012

Alojz Zupan, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Slovene musician (1935-2012)

Death (age 76)

2009

2005

1990

1985

1981

Boris Zeidman, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Soviet composer and music educator

Death (age 72)

1979

Matthew Barnson, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (41th anniversary)

1978

Ana <strong>Durlovski</strong> Ana Durlovski, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Macedonian singer and opera singer

Birth (42th anniversary)

Masahiro Masuda, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Japanese guitarist

Birth (42th anniversary)

1977

Michael Mann, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, German-born musician and professor of German literature

Death (age 57)

1975

1974

Stéphanie <strong>d'Oustrac</strong> Stéphanie d'Oustrac, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, French mezzo-soprano

Birth (46th anniversary)

1973

Norie Suzuki, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Japanese singer

Birth (47th anniversary)

1972

1971

Alicia Berneche, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (49th anniversary)

1968

Janna Baty, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (52th anniversary)

1967

Mark Grey, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (53th anniversary)

1961

Violeta <strong>Urmana</strong> Violeta Urmana, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Lithuanian opera singer

Birth (59th anniversary)

Sergei <strong>Babayan</strong> Sergei Babayan, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Armenian-American concert pianist

Birth (59th anniversary)

1960

António Chagas Rosa, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Portuguese composer

Birth (60th anniversary)

Oleg Kul'ko, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (60th anniversary)

1957

1953

Ludomir Różycki, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Polish composer and conductor

Death (age 69)

Armand Arapian, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, French opera singer

Birth (67th anniversary)

1950

1942

1937

Rimma Moechtarovna Juldasjbaeva, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Russian opera singer and music educator

Birth (83th anniversary)

1927

1920

Nicola Filacuridi, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Italian opera singer

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

Suzanne Juyol, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, French opera singer

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1914

1906

Joseph Miroslav <strong>Weber</strong> Joseph Miroslav Weber, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Czech conductor, violinist and composer

Death (age 51)

1873

Johannes Gerl, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, singer, opera singer, music pedagogue

Death (age 69)

1870

Anton van Rooy, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Dutch opera singer

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1821

Christian, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, French actor and singer in operetta

Birth

1780

1714

Giovanni Battista Mancini, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Italian soprano castrato, voice teacher and author of books on singing

Birth

 

1612

Antonio Archilei, Anniversaries (January 1), Classical music history, Italian singer, composer and luth player

Death (age 68)

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