December 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.

December 2019 : essential commemorations

2019 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In December 2019, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Mariss Jansons (0th anniversary, Death), Hetty Plümacher (100th anniversary, Birth), Gideon Klein (100th anniversary, Birth), Maurice Kufferath (100th anniversary, Death), Sesto Bruscantini (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 2020... In a year? December 2020...

Mariss <strong>Jansons</strong>
Jansons
Maurice <strong>Kufferath</strong>
Kufferath

Day by day, all celebrations for December 2019

 

December 2019

02

John <strong>Barbirolli</strong> John Barbirolli, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, British conductor and cellist

120th anniversary (Birth)

03

Hetty Plümacher, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Charles Craig, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, British opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Władysław Skoraczewski, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, singer, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

06

Nikolaus <strong>Harnoncourt</strong> Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, Austrian conductor

90th anniversary (Birth)

Gideon Klein, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, Czech composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

08

James <strong>Galway</strong> James Galway, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, Flutist from Northern Ireland

80th anniversary (Birth)

Maurice <strong>Kufferath</strong> Maurice Kufferath, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, Belgian conductor, musicologist, music critic and librettist

100th anniversary (Death)

Mieczysław <strong>Weinberg</strong> Mieczysław Weinberg, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, Polish Soviet composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Helen L. Phillips, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, American opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

10

Sesto Bruscantini, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, Italian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

15

Francisco <strong>Tárrega</strong> Francisco Tárrega, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, Spanish composer and classical guitarist

110th anniversary (Death)

16

Noël <strong>Coward</strong> Noël Coward, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer

120th anniversary (Birth)

17

Domenico <strong>Cimarosa</strong> Domenico Cimarosa, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, Italian opera composer of the Neapolitan school

270th anniversary (Birth)

Clara Weber, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, German opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

18

Louis Moreau <strong>Gottschalk</strong> Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, American musician and composer

150th anniversary (Death)

Horatio <strong>Parker</strong> Horatio Parker, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, American composer and teacher

100th anniversary (Death)

20

Eduardas Balsys, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, Soviet composer (1919-1984)

100th anniversary (Birth)

21

Louis <strong>Diémer</strong> Louis Diémer, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, French composer

100th anniversary (Death)

Ernst Wiemann, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

22

Franz <strong>Abt</strong> Franz Abt, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, German composer and choral conductor

200th anniversary (Birth)

24

Nikolai <strong>Medtner</strong> Nikolai Medtner, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, British composer and pianist

140th anniversary (Birth)

25

Lili Haydn, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, Canadian actor and musician

50th anniversary (Birth)

27

Amy <strong>Beach</strong> Amy Beach, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, American composer and pianist

75th anniversary (Death)

Achilles Alferaki, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, Russian composer and statesman of Greek descent (1846-1919)

100th anniversary (Death)

29

Roman Vlad, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, Italian-Romanian composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

30

Josef Bohuslav <strong>Foerster</strong> Josef Bohuslav Foerster, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, Czech composer and educator

160th anniversary (Birth)

Richard <strong>Rodgers</strong> Richard Rodgers, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, American composer of songs and Broadway musicals

40th anniversary (Death)

David Willcocks, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, British choral conductor, organist and composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Phil Stark, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

31

Louis James Alfred <strong>Lefébure-Wély</strong> Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, French composer and organist

150th anniversary (Death)

Silvestre <strong>Revueltas</strong> Silvestre Revueltas, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, Mexican composer, violinist and conductor

120th anniversary (Birth)

Marie van Zandt, Celebrations (December 2019), Classical music, American soprano

100th anniversary (Death)

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