January 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.

January 2020 : essential commemorations

2020 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In January 2020, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Nicola Filacuridi (100th anniversary, Birth), Johann Friedrich Agricola (300th anniversary, Birth), Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (100th anniversary, Birth), Leopold Matuszyński (200th anniversary, Birth), Abbey Simon (100th anniversary, Birth)... and many more.

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

Arturo Benedetti <strong>Michelangeli</strong>
Michelangeli

Day by day, all celebrations for January 2020

 

January 2020

05

Robert <strong>Gerhard</strong> Robert Gerhard, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Catalan composer and musical scholar and writer

50th anniversary (Death)

06

Hibla Gerzmava, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Abkhazian soprano

50th anniversary (Birth)

07

Leopold Matuszyński, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, opera singer, director, translator

200th anniversary (Birth)

Clara <strong>Haskil</strong> Clara Haskil, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Romanian-Swiss classical pianist

125th anniversary (Birth)

08

Hans von <strong>Bülow</strong> Hans von Bülow, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, German musician

190th anniversary (Birth)

Abbey Simon, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, American musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

09

Pavel Křížkovský, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Czech music educator, composer, pianist, organist and roman catholic priest

200th anniversary (Birth)

10

Baygali Dosimzjanovitsj Dosimzjanov, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Soviet singer and opera singer (1920-1998)

100th anniversary (Birth)

12

Arshak Kostanyan, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

Theodor Uppman, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, American opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Karel Burian, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, tenorista

150th anniversary (Birth)

13

Pavel Berman, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, violinist and conductor of Russian origin, laureate of international competitions

50th anniversary (Birth)

14

Ludwig Ritter von <strong>Köchel</strong> Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Austrian musicologist (1800-1877)

220th anniversary (Birth)

Fazıl <strong>Say</strong> Fazıl Say, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Turkish pianist and composer

50th anniversary (Birth)

15

Vytautas Bacevičius, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Lithuanian composers

50th anniversary (Death)

16

Reginald De de <strong>Koven</strong> Reginald De de Koven, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, American music critic and composer

100th anniversary (Death)

19

Luciano Chailly, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Italian composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Iiro Rantala, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Finnish jazz pianist, composer and entertainer

50th anniversary (Birth)

21

Jane Bathori, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, French opera singer

50th anniversary (Death)

John Henry Maunder, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, British musician

100th anniversary (Death)

22

William <strong>Warfield</strong> William Warfield, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, American concert bass-baritone singer and actor (1920-2002)

100th anniversary (Birth)

23

Alexander <strong>Serov</strong> Alexander Serov, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Russian composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

Nejiko Suwa, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Japanese classical violinist

100th anniversary (Birth)

24

Edwin <strong>Fischer</strong> Edwin Fischer, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Swiss musician (1886-1960)

60th anniversary (Death)

Shin'ichi Takata, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Japanese composer and conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

26

Johann Christoph Friedrich <strong>Bach</strong> Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, German musician and composer

225th anniversary (Death)

Jacqueline du <strong>Pré</strong> Jacqueline du Pré, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, British cellist

75th anniversary (Birth)

Cesare <strong>Pugni</strong> Cesare Pugni, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Italian composer

150th anniversary (Death)

27

Friedrich <strong>Gulda</strong> Friedrich Gulda, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Austrian pianist and composer

20th anniversary (Death)

Emmanuel <strong>Pahud</strong> Emmanuel Pahud, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Swiss flautist

50th anniversary (Birth)

Helmut Zacharias, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, German violinist

100th anniversary (Birth)

Vicente Bianchi Alarcón, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Chilean pianist, composer and chef

100th anniversary (Birth)

28

Ioan <strong>Ivanovici</strong> Ioan Ivanovici, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Romanian military band leader and composer

175th anniversary (Birth)

29

Dmitry Malikov, Celebrations (January 2020), Classical music, Russian singer

50th anniversary (Birth)

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