Music anniversaries to be commemorated on January 4: 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 4: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For January 4, there are no less than 82 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (310th anniversary, Birth), Johann Friedrich Agricola (300th anniversary, Birth), Giovanni Battista Mancini (220th anniversary, Death), Gábor Gabos (90th anniversary, Birth), Kayvan Mirhadi (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 4

 

January 4

2017

Georges <strong>Prêtre</strong> Georges Prêtre, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, French orchestral and opera conductor

Death (age 92)

2012

Jiří Bárta, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Czech pianist and composer

Death (age 76)

2004

Norman Platt, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, British conductor (1920-2004)

Death (age 83)

1999

Camille Berthollet, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, French-Swiss violinist and cellist

Birth (21th anniversary)

1996

1995

1994

Elena Shumilova, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Soviet opera singer and music educator

Death (age 80)

1986

Olga <strong>Scheps</strong> Olga Scheps, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Classical pianist

Birth (34th anniversary)

1985

Lovro von Matačić, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Croatian conductor and composer

Death (age 85)

Evelin Novak, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, soprano singer

Birth (35th anniversary)

1974

Karel Janeček, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer, and musicologist

Death (age 70)

1973

Julia Fons, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Spanish singer (1882-1973)

Death (age 91)

1971

Amarilli Nizza, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Italian operatic soprano

Birth (49th anniversary)

1963

Kenneth Weiss, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, American harpsichordist

Birth (57th anniversary)

1960

Kayvan Mirhadi, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Iranian musician

Birth (60th anniversary)

1955

Kazuoki Fujii, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Japanese composer and pianist

Birth (65th anniversary)

1954

Peter <strong>Seiffert</strong> Peter Seiffert, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, German opera singer

Birth (66th anniversary)

1951

Ronald Corp, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Composer, conductor, artistic director, musical director, founder, Anglican priest

Birth (69th anniversary)

1946

1945

1944

Sadao Harada, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Japanese cellist

Birth (76th anniversary)

1937

Grace Bumbry, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (83th anniversary)

1933

1928

Avni Mula, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Albanian singer, musician

Birth (92th anniversary)

1924

1914

Sarah Mundell Crane, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, American concert singer, musical educator (1855–1914)

Death (age 64)

1905

Theodore <strong>Thomas</strong> Theodore Thomas, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, American violinist and conductor

Death (age 69)

1904

Erik Chisholm, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, 20th century Scottish composer and conductor

Birth

1898

František Pivoda, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Czech music reviewer, composer and educator

Death (age 73)

1897

1881

1878

1874

Josef <strong>Suk</strong> Josef Suk, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Czech composer and violinist (1874-1935)

Birth

1846

Amalie Sebald, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, German singer (1787-1846)

Death (age 58)

1807

1800

Giovanni Battista Mancini, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, Italian soprano castrato, voice teacher and author of books on singing

Death (age 86)

1780

1720

Johann Friedrich Agricola, Anniversaries (January 4), Classical music history, German composer

Birth

300th anniversary    (2020)

1714

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