December 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.

December 2021 : essential commemorations

2021 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In December 2021, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Phyllis Curtin (100th anniversary, Birth), Deanna Durbin (100th anniversary, Birth), Milivoj Bačanović (100th anniversary, Birth), Chen Peixun (100th anniversary, Birth), Johann Joseph Nouseul (200th anniversary, Death)... 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 2022... In a year? December 2022...

Deanna <strong>Durbin</strong>
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Day by day, all celebrations for December 2021

 

December 2021

02

Vincent <strong>d'Indy</strong> Vincent d'Indy, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, French composer and teacher

90th anniversary (Death)

03

Phyllis Curtin, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Operatic soprano

100th anniversary (Birth)

Christian <strong>Sinding</strong> Christian Sinding, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Norwegian composer

80th anniversary (Death)

04

Nino <strong>Rota</strong> Nino Rota, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Italian composer (1911-1979)

110th anniversary (Birth)

Deanna <strong>Durbin</strong> Deanna Durbin, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Canadian singer and actress

100th anniversary (Birth)

05

José <strong>Carreras</strong> José Carreras, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Spanish opera singer

75th anniversary (Birth)

Wolfgang Amadeus <strong>Mozart</strong> Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Austrian composer of the Classical period

230th anniversary (Death)

MasterpiecesComplete works

Władysław <strong>Szpilman</strong> Władysław Szpilman, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Polish pianist, composer, Holocaust survivor

110th anniversary (Birth)

Violetta <strong>Villas</strong> Violetta Villas, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Singer, actress (1938-2011)

10th anniversary (Death)

07

Nicolas Levasseur, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, French opera singer

150th anniversary (Death)

Johann <strong>Nestroy</strong> Johann Nestroy, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Austrian dramatic, actor and singer

220th anniversary (Birth)

Chen Peixun, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, composer and university teacher (1922-2006)

100th anniversary (Birth)

08

Marie Collier, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Australian opera soprano

50th anniversary (Death)

10

Victor Jacobi, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Hungarian composer

100th anniversary (Death)

12

Toni Blankenheim, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, German opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Harro Fromme, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, German opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Irma Eszenyi, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

13

14

Heinrich <strong>Marschner</strong> Heinrich Marschner, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, German composer

160th anniversary (Death)

15

16

Camille <strong>Saint-Saëns</strong> Camille Saint-Saëns, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, French composer, organist, conductor and pianist

100th anniversary (Death)

MasterpiecesComplete works

19

Ludvík Podéšť, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Czech composer, conductor, music journalist, and editor

100th anniversary (Birth)

20

Henry Kimball <strong>Hadley</strong> Henry Kimball Hadley, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, American composer

150th anniversary (Birth)

22

Giovanni <strong>Bottesini</strong> Giovanni Bottesini, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Italian composer, conductor, double bass player

200th anniversary (Birth)

Ernst <strong>Krenek</strong> Ernst Krenek, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Austrian-American composer

30th anniversary (Death)

Robert <strong>Kurka</strong> Robert Kurka, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, American musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

24

Mauricio <strong>Kagel</strong> Mauricio Kagel, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Argentine-German composer

90th anniversary (Birth)

Gerard Victory, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Irish composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

25

Hans <strong>Huber</strong> Hans Huber, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Swiss composer (1852-1921)

100th anniversary (Death)

27

Hoagy <strong>Carmichael</strong> Hoagy Carmichael, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, American composer, pianist, singer, actor and bandleader

40th anniversary (Death)

Lubomír Havlák, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Czech opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

28

Max <strong>Steiner</strong> Max Steiner, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, American composer

50th anniversary (Death)

29

Crawford Gates, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, American composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

30

Angelo Maria Benincori, Celebrations (December 2021), Classical music, Italian composer

200th anniversary (Death)

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