August 2019: 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 2019 : essential commemorations

2019 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In August 2019, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Oscar Hammerstein I (100th anniversary, Death), Barbara Strozzi (400th anniversary, Birth), Kim Borg (100th anniversary, Birth), Ruggero Leoncavallo (100th anniversary, Death), Ginette Neveu (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 2019... In a year? August 2020...

Barbara <strong>Strozzi</strong>
Strozzi
Ruggero <strong>Leoncavallo</strong>
Leoncavallo
Ginette <strong>Neveu</strong>
Neveu

Day by day, all celebrations for August 2019

 

August 2019

01

Oscar Hammerstein I, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, German-born businessman, theater and opera impresario, and composer in New York City

100th anniversary (Death)

Boris Gmyrya, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Ukrainian singer

50th anniversary (Death)

02

Hagigat Rzayeva, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Azerbaijani singer and actor

50th anniversary (Death)

05

<strong>Leo</strong>nardo <strong>Leo</strong> Leonardo Leo, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Italian composer

325th anniversary (Birth)

06

Theodor W. <strong>Adorno</strong> Theodor W. Adorno, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist

50th anniversary (Death)

Barbara <strong>Strozzi</strong> Barbara Strozzi, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Italian baroque singer and composer

400th anniversary (Birth)

07

Kim Borg, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Finnish musician and composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Alexei Sultanov, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Uzbekistani musician

50th anniversary (Birth)

08

Carl Heinrich <strong>Graun</strong> Carl Heinrich Graun, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, German composer and tenor singer

260th anniversary (Death)

09

Maria <strong>Guleghina</strong> Maria Guleghina, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Ukrainian singer

60th anniversary (Birth)

Ruggero <strong>Leoncavallo</strong> Ruggero Leoncavallo, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Italian composer

100th anniversary (Death)

Edmund Hockridge, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Canadian actor and singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

11

Ginette <strong>Neveu</strong> Ginette Neveu, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, French musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

Jan Buchwald, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

Death

Jiang Ying, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Chinese singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

12

Heinrich <strong>Biber</strong> Heinrich Biber, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist

375th anniversary (Birth)

13

John <strong>Ireland</strong> John Ireland, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, British composer and teacher of music (1879-1962)

140th anniversary (Birth)

14

Armas <strong>Järnefelt</strong> Armas Järnefelt, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Finnish composer and conductor

150th anniversary (Birth)

15

Victor <strong>Merzhanov</strong> Victor Merzhanov, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Russian musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

16

Wanda <strong>Landowska</strong> Wanda Landowska, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Polish-French classical harpsichordist

60th anniversary (Death)

Lourdes Vallier, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Brazilian organist

100th anniversary (Birth)

17

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22

Luca <strong>Marenzio</strong> Luca Marenzio, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Italian composer

420th anniversary (Death)

25

28

Karl <strong>Böhm</strong> Karl Böhm, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Austrian conductor

125th anniversary (Birth)

Bohuslav <strong>Martinů</strong> Bohuslav Martinů, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Czech composer

60th anniversary (Death)

Jiří Šust, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Czech composer, author of film music

100th anniversary (Birth)

30

Bonifacio <strong>Asioli</strong> Bonifacio Asioli, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Italian composer

250th anniversary (Birth)

Jadwiga Pietraszkiewicz, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Polish opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

31

Alma <strong>Mahler</strong> Alma Mahler, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, Austrian American composer, author, editor and socialite (1879-1964)

140th anniversary (Birth)

Ottmar Gerster, Celebrations (August 2019), Classical music, German composer and conductor

50th anniversary (Death)

See also...

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