August 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.

August 2018 : essential commemorations

2018 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In August 2018, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Gaqo Çako (0th anniversary, Death), Lorne Betts (100th anniversary, Birth), Michèle Le Bris (0th anniversary, Death), Romuald Spychalski (0th anniversary, Death), Otte Svendsen (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? September 2018... In a year? August 2019...

Day by day, all celebrations for August 2018

 

August 2018

02

Carlos <strong>Chávez</strong> Carlos Chávez, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Mexican composer, conductor, music theorist, educator, journalist, and founder of the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra (1899-1978)

40th anniversary (Death)

Lorne Betts, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Canadian composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Martin Krause, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, German musician

100th anniversary (Death)

05

Oskar <strong>Merikanto</strong> Oskar Merikanto, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Finnish musician and composer

150th anniversary (Birth)

07

Granville <strong>Bantock</strong> Granville Bantock, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, British composer and conductor

150th anniversary (Birth)

Alfredo <strong>Capalani</strong> Alfredo Capalani, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Italian operatic composer

125th anniversary (Death)

08

Fritz Stiedry, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Austrian conductor

50th anniversary (Death)

Otte Svendsen, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Danish opera singer and autobiographer

100th anniversary (Birth)

10

Salvatore Licitra, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Italian operatic tenor

50th anniversary (Birth)

Johann Michael <strong>Vogl</strong> Johann Michael Vogl, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Austrian singer

250th anniversary (Birth)

12

Michael Minsky, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Russian and Ukrainian singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

14

Teo Maiste, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Estonian opera singer and actor

Death

Leone <strong>Sinigaglia</strong> Leone Sinigaglia, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Italian composer

150th anniversary (Birth)

15

Marin <strong>Marais</strong> Marin Marais, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, French composer and viol player

290th anniversary (Death)

Heinrich Köselitz, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, German Composer

100th anniversary (Death)

16

Loyset Compère, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Franco-Flemish Renaissance composer

500th anniversary (Death)

17

Lorenzo Da da <strong>Ponte</strong> Lorenzo Da da Ponte, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Italian librettist

180th anniversary (Death)

Florent <strong>Schmitt</strong> Florent Schmitt, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, French composer

60th anniversary (Death)

21

Lili <strong>Boulanger</strong> Lili Boulanger, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, French composer

125th anniversary (Birth)

Miriam Pirazzini, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Operatic mezzo-soprano

100th anniversary (Birth)

23

Hans Krotthammer, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Austrian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

25

Leonard <strong>Bernstein</strong> Leonard Bernstein, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist

100th anniversary (Birth)

Elizabeth Billington, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, British opera singer

200th anniversary (Death)

27

Erik Schmedes, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Danish opera singer

150th anniversary (Birth)

30

Vera Firsova, Celebrations (August 2018), Classical music, Russian opera singer (1918-1993)

100th anniversary (Birth)

See also...

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