August 2022: 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 2022 : essential commemorations

2022 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In August 2022, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Václav Juda Novotný (100th anniversary, Death), Ron Grainer (100th anniversary, Birth), Lesław Wacławik (100th anniversary, Birth), Lukas Foss (100th anniversary, Birth), Louis Guéymard (200th 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 2022... In a year? August 2023...

Václav Juda <strong>Novotný</strong>
Novotný
Lukas <strong>Foss</strong>
Foss

Day by day, all celebrations for August 2022

 

August 2022

01

Sviatoslav <strong>Richter</strong> Sviatoslav Richter, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, Soviet pianist

25th anniversary (Death)

Václav Juda <strong>Novotný</strong> Václav Juda Novotný, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, Czech composer

100th anniversary (Death)

Polde Černigoj, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

04

Klaus <strong>Schulze</strong> Klaus Schulze, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, German musician

75th anniversary (Birth)

06

Marvin <strong>Hamlisch</strong> Marvin Hamlisch, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, American composer and conductor (1944-2012)

10th anniversary (Death)

Benedetta Rosmunda Pisaroni, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, Italian opera singer

150th anniversary (Death)

11

Ron Grainer, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, British composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

12

John <strong>Cage</strong> John Cage, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, American avant-garde composer

30th anniversary (Death)

13

Guillaume <strong>Dufay</strong> Guillaume Dufay, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, Franco-Flemish Renaissance composer

625th anniversary (Birth)

Complete works

Jules <strong>Massenet</strong> Jules Massenet, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, French composer (1842-1912)

110th anniversary (Death)

14

Oscar Levant, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, American comedian, composer, pianist and actor (1906-1972)

50th anniversary (Death)

Lesław Wacławik, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, singer, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

15

Lukas <strong>Foss</strong> Lukas Foss, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, American composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

16

Siegmund von <strong>Hausegger</strong> Siegmund von Hausegger, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, Austrian composer and conductor

150th anniversary (Birth)

17

Muslim <strong>Magomayev</strong> Muslim Magomayev, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, Soviet-Azerbajiani singer

80th anniversary (Birth)

Louis Guéymard, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, French opera singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

18

Erwin <strong>Schulhoff</strong> Erwin Schulhoff, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, Czech composer and pianist

80th anniversary (Death)

Geneviève Ward, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, American-born British actress and opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

19

Christiane Castelli, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, French singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Felip <strong>Pedrell</strong> Felip Pedrell, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, Catalan author

100th anniversary (Death)

20

Eugen Prosper Prévost, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, French conductor and composer

150th anniversary (Death)

Kari Frisell, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, singer, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

22

Ivry <strong>Gitlis</strong> Ivry Gitlis, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, Israeli violinist

100th anniversary (Birth)

Sofia Scalchi, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, Italian opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

23

Balys Dvarionas, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, Lithuanian musician

50th anniversary (Death)

24

Claude <strong>Goudimel</strong> Claude Goudimel, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, French composer

450th anniversary (Death)

25

Anna <strong>German</strong> Anna German, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, Polish singer, popular in Poland and in the Soviet Union

40th anniversary (Death)

27

Mixail Ehtibar oğlu Mirzəyev, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, music pedagogue, trombonist

100th anniversary (Birth)

29

René Leibowitz, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, French composer and conductor

50th anniversary (Death)

30

Regina Resnik, Celebrations (August 2022), Classical music, American opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

See also...

Others celebrations

Commemorations

Classical music history (timelines)

 

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