Music anniversaries to be commemorated on January 20: 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 20: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For January 20, there are no less than 70 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Guillaume Lekeu (150th anniversary, Birth), Franz Lachner (130th anniversary, Death), Ennio Porrino (110th anniversary, Birth), Nils Henrik Asheim (60th anniversary, Birth), Miloslav Ištvan (30th 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 20

 

January 20

2020

Nedda <strong>Casei</strong> Nedda Casei, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, American singer

Death (age 87)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2012

Ruthilde Boesch, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, Austrian singer and opera singer

Death (age 94)

2006

Karl-Christian Kohn, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 77)

1990

1985

1968

Mati Turi, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, Estonian opera singer

Birth (52th anniversary)

1963

Yitzchak Mann, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, Polish-Israeli opera singer and hazzan

Death (age 73)

1956

Lucy Isabelle Marsh, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, American lyric soprano, church soloist and concert performer (1878-1956)

Death (age 77)

1954

1951

Iván <strong>Fischer</strong> Iván Fischer, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, Hungarian conductor and composer

Birth (69th anniversary)

1947

Armand Angster, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, clarinetist, composer, musician, music pedagogue

Birth (73th anniversary)

1946

Tair Akper, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, musician, composer, singer, lecturer

Birth

1939

Valeriy Uspenskiy, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, Soviet Russian choir conductor and teacher

Birth

1935

Ugo Benelli, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, Italian opera singer

Birth (85th anniversary)

1933

Barbara Scherler, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, German mezzo-soprano and contralto

Birth (87th anniversary)

1930

1925

Haxhi Tafaj, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (95th anniversary)

1922

Turgun Alimatov, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, Uzbek classic music and shashmaqam virtuoso and composer

Birth

1919

Štěpán Lucký, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, Czech composer, choirmaster and organist

Birth

1909

Zulma Bouffar, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, actress and singer from France

Death (age 65)

1894

Walter <strong>Piston</strong> Walter Piston, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, American composer, music theorist and professor of music (1894-1976)

Birth

1870

Guillaume <strong>Lekeu</strong> Guillaume Lekeu, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, Belgian composer

Birth

150th anniversary    (2020)

1862

Jaume Bachs i Rosés, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, Spanish businessperson and composer (1862-1909)

Birth

1861

Franz Bucar, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, singer, director, opera singer, music pedagogue

Birth

1838

Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, French conductor, composer, cellist and music educator

Death (age 64)

 

1798

Christian Cannabich, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, German violinist, composer, and Kapellmeister

Death (age 66)

1783

Antonio Uberti, Anniversaries (January 20), Classical music history, German-italian opera singer

Death (age 64)

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