August 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.

August 2021 : essential commemorations

2021 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In August 2021, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Lili Chookasian (100th anniversary, Birth), Enrico Caruso (100th anniversary, Death), Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni (200th anniversary, Death), Karel Husa (100th anniversary, Birth), Lola Bobesco (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 2021... In a year? August 2022...

Enrico <strong>Caruso</strong>
Caruso
Lola <strong>Bobesco</strong>
Bobesco

Day by day, all celebrations for August 2021

 

August 2021

01

Lili Chookasian, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Jordi <strong>Savall</strong> Jordi Savall, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Spanish musician, conductor, and composer

80th anniversary (Birth)

02

Enrico <strong>Caruso</strong> Enrico Caruso, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Italian operatic tenor

100th anniversary (Death)

05

Ambroise <strong>Thomas</strong> Ambroise Thomas, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, French composer

210th anniversary (Birth)

06

Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Italian composer and conductor

200th anniversary (Death)

Ernesto <strong>Lecuona</strong> Ernesto Lecuona, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Cuban composer (1896-1963)

125th anniversary (Birth)

07

Karel Husa, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Czech conductor and composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

08

Mei Lanfang, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Peking opera artist (1894-1961)

60th anniversary (Death)

09

Lola <strong>Bobesco</strong> Lola Bobesco, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Belgian musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

10

Agnes Giebel, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, German singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Salvatore Viganò, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Italian composer and dancer

200th anniversary (Death)

Alois Ander, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, singer, opera singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

11

Rafael <strong>Kubelík</strong> Rafael Kubelík, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Czech conductor, violinist, composer and director conductor of Czech philharmony

25th anniversary (Death)

12

Samo Smerkolj, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Slovene opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

13

Louis Frémaux, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, French conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

Koji <strong>Kondo</strong> Koji Kondo, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Japanese video game composer

60th anniversary (Birth)

14

Sergiu <strong>Celibidache</strong> Sergiu Celibidache, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Romanian conductor and composer

25th anniversary (Death)

Erik Borgstedt, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, opera singer, violinist

100th anniversary (Death)

15

Artur <strong>Schnabel</strong> Artur Schnabel, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Austrian pianist

70th anniversary (Death)

16

Majoie Hajary, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, French pianist

100th anniversary (Birth)

Zacharia <strong>Paliashvili</strong> Zacharia Paliashvili, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Georgian composer

150th anniversary (Birth)

Jacques Genty, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, French pianist

100th anniversary (Birth)

19

George <strong>Enescu</strong> George Enescu, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Romanian and French composer, violinist, pianist, conductor, and teacher

140th anniversary (Birth)

Gustavo <strong>Santaolalla</strong> Gustavo Santaolalla, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Argentine musician, film composer and film producer

70th anniversary (Birth)

Paul Ukena, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, American opera singer (1921-1991)

100th anniversary (Birth)

20

Jacopo <strong>Peri</strong> Jacopo Peri, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Italian composer and singer

460th anniversary (Birth)

24

Emanuele Muzio, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Italian composer and conductor

200th anniversary (Birth)

27

Josquin des <strong>Prez</strong> Josquin des Prez, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance

500th anniversary (Death)

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Tomás Luis de <strong>Victoria</strong> Tomás Luis de Victoria, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Spanish Catholic priest, composer, choirmaster and organist

410th anniversary (Death)

28

Karl <strong>Böhm</strong> Karl Böhm, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Austrian conductor

127th anniversary (Birth)

29

Etelka Benkő, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, opera singer, actor

100th anniversary (Death)

31

Vadim <strong>Repin</strong> Vadim Repin, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Russian violinist

50th anniversary (Birth)

Václav Hugo Sawerthal, Celebrations (August 2021), Classical music, Czech conductor, music educator, composer and clarinettist

200th anniversary (Birth)

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