April 2020: the main classical music anniversaries to celebrate

Every month, composers and musicians to remember! Classical music and opera have brought out tens of thousands of artists, are performed in thousands of venues and their composers have written scores in great numbers throughout 10 centuries of history. From January 1 to December 31, there are therefore many opportunities to remember a composer or discover an artist, to explore a genre or to expand a work' s knowledge.

April 2020 : essential commemorations

2020 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In April 2020, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Willoughby Weiss (200th anniversary, Birth), Gisela Schmidting (100th anniversary, Birth), Carl Bohm (100th anniversary, Death), Erika Schubert (100th anniversary, Birth), Charles Griffes (100th anniversary, Death)... and many more.

What's next? Every month, dozens of anniversaries are good reasons to discover a work, to rediscover a musician. Next month? May 2020... In a year? April 2021...

Willoughby <strong>Weiss</strong>
Weiss
Charles <strong>Griffes</strong>
Griffes

Day by day, all celebrations for April 2020

 

April 2020

01

Cosima <strong>Wagner</strong> Cosima Wagner, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, daughter of the Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt

90th anniversary (Death)

02

Willoughby <strong>Weiss</strong> Willoughby Weiss, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, English operatic bass

200th anniversary (Birth)

03

Kurt <strong>Weill</strong> Kurt Weill, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, German composer

70th anniversary (Death)

Gisela Schmidting, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, German actress and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Augusta Candiani, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, opera singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

04

Carl Bohm, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, German composer

100th anniversary (Death)

Gaspar Sanz, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Spanish guitarist and composer

380th anniversary (Birth)

06

Leonora Baroni, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Italian lutenist and composer

350th anniversary (Death)

Johann <strong>Kuhnau</strong> Johann Kuhnau, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, German composer, organist and harpsichordist

360th anniversary (Birth)

Erika Schubert, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Austrian singer died 2019

100th anniversary (Birth)

07

Leif Ove <strong>Andsnes</strong> Leif Ove Andsnes, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Norwegian pianist

50th anniversary (Birth)

08

Charles Auguste de <strong>Bériot</strong> Charles Auguste de Bériot, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Belgian composer and violinist

150th anniversary (Death)

Charles <strong>Griffes</strong> Charles Griffes, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, American composer

100th anniversary (Death)

09

10

Annie Fischer, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, classical pianist

25th anniversary (Death)

11

Jozefa Ellinger, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

12

Rudolf Francl, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Yugoslav opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

13

Esteban <strong>Benzecry</strong> Esteban Benzecry, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Argentine composer

50th anniversary (Birth)

Oldřich Dědek, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, opera singer, artist

100th anniversary (Birth)

Vladimir <strong>Cosma</strong> Vladimir Cosma, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Romanian-French Composer, violinist and conductor

80th anniversary (Birth)

15

Vít Chlup, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, musicologist, conductor, pianist, trombonist

100th anniversary (Birth)

19

Mathilde Mallinger, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Croatian opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

20

Ferdinando Provesi, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Italian composer

250th anniversary (Birth)

21

Bruno <strong>Maderna</strong> Bruno Maderna, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Italian conductor and composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

23

Loreto Vittori, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Italian singer and composer

350th anniversary (Death)

Duchess Maria Antonia of <strong>Bavaria</strong> Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, German composer, opera singer and librettist

240th anniversary (Death)

24

26

Eva-Maria <strong>Westbroek</strong> Eva-Maria Westbroek, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Dutch opera singer

50th anniversary (Birth)

27

Guido <strong>Cantelli</strong> Guido Cantelli, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Italian conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

Anton Eberst, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Clarinetist, professor, author

100th anniversary (Birth)

Jeannette Pilou, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Italian soprano of Greek parentage and Egyptian birth

Death

28

30

Margrethe Lendrop, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, Danish opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

Louis Gassier, Celebrations (April 2020), Classical music, French singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

See also...

Others celebrations

Commemorations

Classical music history (timelines)

 

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