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 114 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.