April 2018: 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 2018 : essential commemorations

2018 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In April 2018, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Michel Sénéchal (0th anniversary, Death), Ernst Krukowski (100th anniversary, Birth), Sixten Ehrling (100th anniversary, Birth), Mimi Benzell (100th anniversary, Birth), Ruth Stewart (0th 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 2018... In a year? April 2019...

Day by day, all celebrations for April 2018

 

April 2018

02

Ernst Krukowski, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, German opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

03

Franz <strong>Berwald</strong> Franz Berwald, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Swedish composer

150th anniversary (Death)

Sixten Ehrling, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Swedish conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

04

Hans <strong>Richter</strong> Hans Richter, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Austrian-Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor

175th anniversary (Birth)

05

Herbert von <strong>Karajan</strong> Herbert von Karajan, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Austrian conductor

110th anniversary (Birth)

07

Anton <strong>Diabelli</strong> Anton Diabelli, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Austrian composer

160th anniversary (Death)

08

Marian <strong>Anderson</strong> Marian Anderson, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, African-American contralto

25th anniversary (Death)

Gaetano <strong>Donizetti</strong> Gaetano Donizetti, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Italian opera composer

170th anniversary (Death)

10

12

Feodor <strong>Chaliapin</strong> Feodor Chaliapin, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Russian opera singer and actor

80th anniversary (Death)

Lily Pons, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, American opera singer and actress (1898-1976)

120th anniversary (Birth)

Anton Mitterwurzer, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, German opera singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

13

David Ffrangcon-Davies, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Welsh operatic baritone

100th anniversary (Death)

John Blackwood <strong>McEwen</strong> John Blackwood McEwen, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Scottish classical composer and educator

150th anniversary (Birth)

15

Boris Lyatoshinsky, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Ukrainian composer, conductor, teacher

50th anniversary (Death)

Giorgi <strong>Latsabidze</strong> Giorgi Latsabidze, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Georgian classical pianist

40th anniversary (Birth)

Antônio Francisco Braga, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Brazilian composer

150th anniversary (Birth)

16

Carol Brice, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, American opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Nelly Corradi, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Italian actress and singer

50th anniversary (Death)

17

Jan <strong>Hammer</strong> Jan Hammer, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Czech-born American musician, composer and record producer

70th anniversary (Birth)

19

Max von Schillings, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, German conductor, composer and theatre director

150th anniversary (Birth)

20

John Eliot <strong>Gardiner</strong> John Eliot Gardiner, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, English conductor

75th anniversary (Birth)

21

Antonio Pini-Corsi, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Italian opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

Huguette <strong>Tourangeau</strong> Huguette Tourangeau, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, French-Canadian operatic mezzo-soprano

Death

Ferdinand Gumbert, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, German composer, singer and music educator

200th anniversary (Birth)

22

Ethel <strong>Smyth</strong> Ethel Smyth, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, English composer

160th anniversary (Birth)

Giuseppe <strong>Torelli</strong> Giuseppe Torelli, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Italian violist, violinist, teacher and composer

360th anniversary (Birth)

24

Roxanna <strong>Panufnik</strong> Roxanna Panufnik, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, British composer

50th anniversary (Birth)

25

Astrid Varnay, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, American singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Marina Kozolupova, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Soviet violinist

100th anniversary (Birth)

26

27

Maya Kuliyeva, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, Soviet opera singer and actor

Death

28

Christopher Young, Celebrations (April 2018), Classical music, American film score and television composer

60th anniversary (Birth)

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Others celebrations

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Classical music history (timelines)

 

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