April 2021: 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 2021 : essential commemorations

2021 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In April 2021, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: William Bergsma (100th anniversary, Birth), Cécile Simonnet (100th anniversary, Death), Alphons Diepenbrock (100th anniversary, Death), Andrew Imbrie (100th anniversary, Birth), Víctor Mirecki de Larramat (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 2021... In a year? April 2022...

Alphons <strong>Diepenbrock</strong>
Diepenbrock

Day by day, all celebrations for April 2021

 

April 2021

01

William Bergsma, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, American composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Pieter <strong>Hellendaal</strong> Pieter Hellendaal, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Anglo-Dutch organist, violinist and composer

300th anniversary (Birth)

03

Cécile Simonnet, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, French opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

Annie Louise Cary, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, American singer

100th anniversary (Death)

05

Alphons <strong>Diepenbrock</strong> Alphons Diepenbrock, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Dutch composer, essayist and classicist

100th anniversary (Death)

José Cubiles, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Spanish musician

50th anniversary (Death)

06

Andrew Imbrie, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, American composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Igor <strong>Stravinsky</strong> Igor Stravinsky, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Russian composer, pianist and conductor

50th anniversary (Death)

MasterpiecesComplete works

07

08

Franco <strong>Corelli</strong> Franco Corelli, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Italian tenor

100th anniversary (Birth)

Nikolai <strong>Myaskovsky</strong> Nikolai Myaskovsky, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Russian composer

140th anniversary (Birth)

Jan Novák, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Czech composer and pianist

100th anniversary (Birth)

Ernst von Possart, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, German actor and director

100th anniversary (Death)

09

Francesco Paolo <strong>Tosti</strong> Francesco Paolo Tosti, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Italian, later British composer and music teacher

175th anniversary (Birth)

10

Daniel Ferro, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Lithuanian painter, composer and writer

110th anniversary (Death)

11

Sergei <strong>Prokofiev</strong> Sergei Prokofiev, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Ukrainian & Russian Soviet pianist and composer

130th anniversary (Birth)

MasterpiecesComplete works

Giovanni Tagliapietra, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, american singer

100th anniversary (Death)

12

Joseph <strong>Lanner</strong> Joseph Lanner, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Austrian dance music composer

220th anniversary (Birth)

Carl Bergmann, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, American conductor

200th anniversary (Birth)

15

Juan Oncina, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Spanish opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

16

Pēteris <strong>Vasks</strong> Pēteris Vasks, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Latvian composer

75th anniversary (Birth)

Romke Kalma, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Dutch opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

17

Graciela Rivera, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Puerto Rican soprano singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

18

19

Will Ogdon, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, American composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

20

Tony <strong>Jackson</strong> Tony Jackson, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, American musician

100th anniversary (Death)

Giuseppe <strong>Sinopoli</strong> Giuseppe Sinopoli, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Italian conductor and composer

20th anniversary (Death)

Abdonas Lietuvninkas, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Lithuanian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

21

Leo <strong>Blech</strong> Leo Blech, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, German opera composer and conductor

150th anniversary (Birth)

Sieglinde Wagner, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Austrian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

23

Louis <strong>Lewandowski</strong> Louis Lewandowski, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, German composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

Paweł Leoniec, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Polish opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

24

Luigi Infantino, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Italian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Johann <strong>Kirnberger</strong> Johann Kirnberger, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, German composer

300th anniversary (Birth)

John <strong>Williams</strong> John Williams, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Australian classical guitarist

80th anniversary (Birth)

Laci Boldemann, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Swedish composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

25

Martin Oscàr, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Swedish actor

100th anniversary (Death)

26

Marga Höffgen, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, German altos

100th anniversary (Birth)

Pierre Pierlot, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, French musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

27

Sigismond <strong>Thalberg</strong> Sigismond Thalberg, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, Swiss composer and pianist

150th anniversary (Death)

László Palócz, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, opera singer, actor

100th anniversary (Birth)

29

André-Frédéric Eler, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, French composer, musicologist and music educator

200th anniversary (Death)

30

Louise Homer, Celebrations (April 2021), Classical music, American opera singer (1871-1947)

150th anniversary (Birth)

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