December 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.

December 2018 : essential commemorations

2018 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In December 2018, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Platon Maiboroda (100th anniversary, Birth), Thorleif Allum (100th anniversary, Death), Gordon Sandison (0th anniversary, Death), Andrew Frierson (0th anniversary, Death), Tibor Nádas (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? January 2019... In a year? December 2019...

Day by day, all celebrations for December 2018

 

December 2018

01

Nicolae Bretan, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Romanian musician and music critic

50th anniversary (Death)

Platon Maiboroda, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Ukrainian composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

03

Gordon Sandison, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, operatic singer, baritone (1949-2018)

Death

05

Grace <strong>Moore</strong> Grace Moore, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, American operatic soprano and actress in musical theatre and film (1898-1947)

120th anniversary (Birth)

07

Tibor Nádas, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Hungarian singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

08

Gérard Souzay, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, French opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

09

Alexandre <strong>Tharaud</strong> Alexandre Tharaud, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, French pianist

50th anniversary (Birth)

10

Giulio <strong>Caccini</strong> Giulio Caccini, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Italian composer

400th anniversary (Death)

Olivier <strong>Messiaen</strong> Olivier Messiaen, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, French composer, organist and ornithologist

110th anniversary (Birth)

MasterpiecesComplete works

Johann Adam <strong>Reincken</strong> Johann Adam Reincken, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Dutch/German composer and organist

375th anniversary (Birth)

Yuri <strong>Temirkanov</strong> Yuri Temirkanov, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Soviet musician

80th anniversary (Birth)

Gulkhar Hasanova, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Azerbaijani opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

13

Mario Sammarco, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Italian operatic baritone

150th anniversary (Birth)

Nikolaj Nikolaevič Figner, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Russian singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

Josef Vodák, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Czech composer, choirmaster and organist

Death

15

Werner Völschow, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, opera singer, cultural studies scholar

Death

Sylvia Geszty, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Hungarian singer and opera singer

Death

16

Moritz Deutsch, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, German composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

Jacques Manheit, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, (1859--1918) opera singer, voice teacher

100th anniversary (Death)

18

Alfred <strong>Scott-Gatty</strong> Alfred Scott-Gatty, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, long serving officer of arms at the College of Arms in London and a successful composer

100th anniversary (Death)

Frank Thornton, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, British actor and singer

100th anniversary (Death)

19

Karel Svoboda, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Czech composer (1938—2007)

80th anniversary (Birth)

20

Ernst Gruber, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

21

Boris Yoffe, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, German composer

50th anniversary (Birth)

Ashir Kuliev, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Soviet composer and music educator (1918-2000)

100th anniversary (Birth)

22

Giacomo <strong>Puccini</strong> Giacomo Puccini, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Italian opera composer (1858-1924)

160th anniversary (Birth)

MasterpiecesComplete works

23

Tony <strong>Poncet</strong> Tony Poncet, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, French opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Michele Novaro, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Italian songwriter

200th anniversary (Birth)

Zara Nelsova, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Canadian musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

25

David Josefowitz, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, British conductor and violinist (1918-2015)

100th anniversary (Birth)

28

Vasiliy Dulskiy, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Soviet conductor, hornist and composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

29

Mado <strong>Robin</strong> Mado Robin, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, French coloratura soprano

100th anniversary (Birth)

Aldo Parisot, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, Brazilian-American music educator and cellist

Death

31

Jean-Pierre Duport, Celebrations (December 2018), Classical music, French cellist

200th anniversary (Death)

See also...

Others celebrations

Commemorations

Classical music history (timelines)

 

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