January 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.

January 2021 : essential commemorations

2021 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In January 2021, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Christian (200th anniversary, Birth), Joseph Tagliafico (200th anniversary, Birth), Arseny Koreshchenko (100th anniversary, Death), Armine Tutunjyan (100th anniversary, Birth), Walter Hesse (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 2021... In a year? January 2022...

Joseph <strong>Tagliafico</strong>
Tagliafico
Arseny <strong>Koreshchenko</strong>
Koreshchenko

Day by day, all celebrations for January 2021

 

January 2021

01

Christian, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, French actor and singer in operetta

200th anniversary (Birth)

02

Joseph <strong>Tagliafico</strong> Joseph Tagliafico, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, French singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

03

Daniel Alomía Robles, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Peruvian composer and ethnomusicologist

150th anniversary (Birth)

Arseny <strong>Koreshchenko</strong> Arseny Koreshchenko, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Russian classical music composer

100th anniversary (Death)

04

Armine Tutunjyan, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Armenian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

05

Alfred <strong>Brendel</strong> Alfred Brendel, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Austrian pianist, poet, and author

90th anniversary (Birth)

06

Regina Pacini, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Portuguese opera singer

150th anniversary (Birth)

07

Walter Hesse, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, German opera singer (tenor)

100th anniversary (Birth)

John Lanigan, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Australian operatic tenor, born 7 January 1921 in Seddon, Australia and died 1 August 1996 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

100th anniversary (Birth)

08

Carl Hagman, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

Adriano Lualdi, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Italian composer

50th anniversary (Death)

Béatrice La Palme, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Candian singer

100th anniversary (Death)

09

Seymour Barab, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, American musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

10

Frank <strong>Bridge</strong> Frank Bridge, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, English composer and violist

80th anniversary (Death)

Pilar Andrés de Pablo, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Spanish soprano, opera singer and voice teacher (1921-2006)

100th anniversary (Birth)

11

Domenico <strong>Cimarosa</strong> Domenico Cimarosa, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Italian opera composer of the Neapolitan school

220th anniversary (Death)

12

Leo Smit, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, American composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

13

Henri Tomasi, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, French composer and conductor

50th anniversary (Death)

16

Léo <strong>Delibes</strong> Léo Delibes, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, French composer

130th anniversary (Death)

17

Leonardo Ciampa, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, American organist, pianist, composer and writer

50th anniversary (Birth)

18

Emmanuel <strong>Chabrier</strong> Emmanuel Chabrier, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, French Romantic composer and pianist

180th anniversary (Birth)

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21

Plácido <strong>Domingo</strong> Plácido Domingo, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Spanish tenor and conductor

80th anniversary (Birth)

Albert <strong>Lortzing</strong> Albert Lortzing, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, German opera composer

170th anniversary (Death)

Käthe Graus, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

22

Martin Berteau, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, French musician

250th anniversary (Death)

Leon Jessel, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, German composer

150th anniversary (Birth)

23

Mykola <strong>Leontovych</strong> Mykola Leontovych, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Composer, conductor, and teacher

100th anniversary (Death)

Władysław <strong>Żeleński</strong> Władysław Żeleński, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Polish neoromantic composer, pianist and organist

100th anniversary (Death)

24

Gaspare <strong>Spontini</strong> Gaspare Spontini, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Italian composer and conductor

170th anniversary (Death)

25

Maciej Kamieński, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Polish composer

200th anniversary (Death)

Antoine Bullant, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Czech musician and composer

200th anniversary (Death)

26

Gustavo <strong>Dudamel</strong> Gustavo Dudamel, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Venezuelan conductor and violinist

40th anniversary (Birth)

František Chaun, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Czech actor, composer and painter (1921-1981)

100th anniversary (Birth)

Louis Roney, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, American singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

27

Robert Trehy, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, American opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

28

Bartolomeo <strong>Cristofori</strong> Bartolomeo Cristofori, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Italian maker of musical instruments

290th anniversary (Death)

Georges Van van Parys, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, French film score composer

50th anniversary (Death)

29

Milton <strong>Babbitt</strong> Milton Babbitt, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, American composer

10th anniversary (Death)

Matthias <strong>Pintscher</strong> Matthias Pintscher, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, German composer

50th anniversary (Birth)

30

John <strong>Barry</strong> John Barry, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, English film score composer

10th anniversary (Death)

Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, Austrian contralto

100th anniversary (Birth)

31

Mario <strong>Lanza</strong> Mario Lanza, Celebrations (January 2021), Classical music, American tenor and actor

100th anniversary (Birth)

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