Music anniversaries to be commemorated on January 2: 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 2: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For January 2, there are no less than 93 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Julián Gayarre (130th anniversary, Death), Therese Malten (90th anniversary, Death), Theophrastos Sakellaridis (70th anniversary, Death), Piotr Rytel (50th anniversary, Death), John Rhys Evans (10th 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 2

 

January 2

2007

Izudin Čavrković, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, Bosnia and Herzegovina musician

Death (age 65)

2004

Francis <strong>Bayer</strong> Francis Bayer, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, French composer and musicologist

Death (age 65)

Etta Moten Barnett, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, American singer, actress, activist

Death (age 102)

1991

1985

1976

Laura Alonso <strong>Padín</strong> Laura Alonso Padín, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, Spanish operatic soprano

Birth (44th anniversary)

1973

1972

Paolo <strong>Bordogna</strong> Paolo Bordogna, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (48th anniversary)

1971

1970

Karen <strong>Kamensek</strong> Karen Kamensek, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, American conductor

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

Piotr Rytel, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, Polish composer and music educator

Death (age 85)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1967

1966

Oleg Videman, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, singer, opera singer

Birth (54th anniversary)

1963

Clara Maïda, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, French composer

Birth (57th anniversary)

1961

John Burge, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, Canadian musician

Birth (59th anniversary)

1956

Masalim Valeev, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, Soviet conductor and composer (1888-1956)

Death (age 67)

1945

Vít Nejedlý, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, Czech composer and publicist

Death (age 32)

1944

Péter <strong>Eötvös</strong> Péter Eötvös, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, Hungarian composer and conductor

Birth (76th anniversary)

1941

Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, Japanese conductor

Birth (79th anniversary)

1934

Gabriel Parès, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, French composer and conductor

Death (age 71)

1932

Kazuko Ueta, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, Japanese pianist

Birth (88th anniversary)

1925

Nguyen Van Quy, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, composer and musician from Vietnam

Birth (95th anniversary)

Andrzej Nikodemowicz, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, Polish composer, pianist and music educator

Birth

1924

Sabine <strong>Baring-Gould</strong> Sabine Baring-Gould, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, English hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist, eclectic scholar, folk song collector

Death (age 89)

 

1908

Jean Hector Gruyer, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, French politician and opera singer

Death (age 80)

1889

Tito Schipa, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, Italian opera singer (1888-1965)

Birth

1861

Sofie Röhr-Brajnin, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, Polish opera singer, music educator and singer

Birth

1837

Mily <strong>Balakirev</strong> Mily Balakirev, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, Russian composer, pianist, and conductor

Birth

1831

1768

 

1747

Jean-Féry Rebel, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, French Baroque composer and violinist

Death (age 80)

1726

1563

John <strong>Dowland</strong> John Dowland, Anniversaries (January 2), Classical music history, English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer

Birth

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