Music anniversaries to be commemorated on January 5: 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 5: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For January 5, there are no less than 84 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Paolo Lorenzani (380th anniversary, Birth), Auguste Mermet (210th anniversary, Birth), Eugénie-Emilie Juliette Folville (150th anniversary, Birth), Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (100th anniversary, Birth), Robert Gerhard (50th 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 5

 

January 5

2020

Blas Emilio Atehortúa Amaya, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Colombian composer and conductor

Death (age 76)

0th anniversary    (2020)

Gennadiy Piskunov, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Soviet Russian singer

Death (age 80)

0th anniversary    (2020)

2017

Slava Bondarenko, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Soviet and israeli actor and singer

Death (age 84)

2016

Pierre <strong>Boulez</strong> Pierre Boulez, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, French composer, conductor, writer and pianist (1925-2016)

Death (age 90)

MasterpiecesComplete works

2015

Shin'ichi Yuize, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Japanese composer (1923-2015)

Death (age 91)

2012

1990

Maya Matievich, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Serbian musician

Birth (30th anniversary)

1985

Salvador Codina, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Spanish violinist and composer (1910-1985)

Death (age 74)

1976

Marko Ivanović, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Czech conductor and composer

Birth (44th anniversary)

1970

Robert <strong>Gerhard</strong> Robert Gerhard, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Catalan composer and musical scholar and writer

Death (age 73)

50th anniversary    (2020)

Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Israeli composer

Birth (50th anniversary)

50th anniversary    (2020)

Albin Swoboda, Jr., Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, German opera singer

Death (age 86)

50th anniversary    (2020)

1964

1962

Michal Novenko, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Czech music educator, composer and organist

Birth (58th anniversary)

1956

Leslie Dunner, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, American composer and conductor

Birth (64th anniversary)

1955

Kazuki Sawa, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, violinist, concertmaster

Birth (65th anniversary)

1954

Katalin Farkas, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, (1954--) opera singer; voice teacher

Birth (66th anniversary)

1948

Miklós Perényi, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Hungarian cellist

Birth (72th anniversary)

Robert Schunk, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Birth (72th anniversary)

1946

1942

1937

Sofie Röhr-Brajnin, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Polish opera singer, music educator and singer

Death (age 76)

1936

Mirosław Bukowski, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, conductor, pedagogue, composer

Birth (84th anniversary)

1935

Viktor Lebedev, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Soviet composer

Birth (85th anniversary)

1933

1931

Alfred <strong>Brendel</strong> Alfred Brendel, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Austrian pianist, poet, and author

Birth (89th anniversary)

1930

Hugh McLean, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Canadian pianist, organist, musicologist, and music educator

Birth

1929

1920

Arturo Benedetti <strong>Michelangeli</strong> Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Italian pianist

Birth

100th anniversary    (2020)

1914

François Cellier, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, British composer and conductor

Death (age 64)

1880

1879

Marcel <strong>Tournier</strong> Marcel Tournier, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, French harpist, composer, and pedagogue

Birth

1868

Eduard Tregler, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Czech conductor, music educator, composer, choirmaster and organist

Birth

1857

David <strong>Bispham</strong> David Bispham, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, First American–born operatic baritone to win an international reputation

Birth

1773

Jan Adam Galina, Anniversaries (January 5), Classical music history, Czech conductor and composer

Death (age 48)

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