December 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.

December 2022 : essential commemorations

2022 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In December 2022, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Radka Konforti (100th anniversary, Birth), Frans Johan Haglund (200th anniversary, Birth), Božena Ministrová (100th anniversary, Birth), Else Margrethe Gardelli (100th anniversary, Birth), César Franck (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? January 2023... In a year? December 2023...

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Day by day, all celebrations for December 2022

 

December 2022

01

Radka Konforti, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Bulgarian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

03

Frans Johan Haglund, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, opera singer, actor, painter

200th anniversary (Birth)

Korla Awgust Kocor, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Sorbian composer and conductor

200th anniversary (Birth)

William McAlpine, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, British tenor

100th anniversary (Birth)

04

John <strong>Gay</strong> John Gay, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, English poet and playwright

290th anniversary (Death)

05

José <strong>Cura</strong> José Cura, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Argentine-Spanish operatic tenor, conductor, director, scenographer and photographer

60th anniversary (Birth)

06

Johann Christoph Bach <strong>I</strong> Johann Christoph Bach I, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, German composer and organist

380th anniversary (Birth)

07

Kirsten <strong>Flagstad</strong> Kirsten Flagstad, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Norwegian opera singer

60th anniversary (Death)

Adrian <strong>Willaert</strong> Adrian Willaert, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Franco-Flemish composer and founder of the Venetian School

460th anniversary (Death)

Else Margrethe Gardelli, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Danish opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

09

Joaquín <strong>Turina</strong> Joaquín Turina, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Spanish composer

140th anniversary (Birth)

10

César <strong>Franck</strong> César Franck, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Belgian-French composer, organist and music teacher

200th anniversary (Birth)

Dimitar Uzunov, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Bulgarian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

11

Nathan <strong>Milstein</strong> Nathan Milstein, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, American musician

120th anniversary (Birth)

Galina <strong>Vishnevskaya</strong> Galina Vishnevskaya, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Russian soprano opera singer and recitalist

10th anniversary (Death)

Richard Owen, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, United States federal judge

100th anniversary (Birth)

12

Hedy Fassler, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Austrian actor, singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

13

14

Gisela Litz, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, German operatic contralto

100th anniversary (Birth)

15

Herbert Eimert, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, German composer and journalist

50th anniversary (Death)

Joseph Martin <strong>Kraus</strong> Joseph Martin Kraus, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, German composer

230th anniversary (Death)

16

Zoltán <strong>Kodály</strong> Zoltán Kodály, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue

140th anniversary (Birth)

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Rodion <strong>Shchedrin</strong> Rodion Shchedrin, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Russian composer

90th anniversary (Birth)

17

Leonid <strong>Kogan</strong> Leonid Kogan, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Soviet musician

40th anniversary (Death)

Alfredo Corda, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Swiss singer and opera singer (1922-1978)

100th anniversary (Birth)

18

Cesare Valletti, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Italian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

19

Rosa Blasi, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, American actress

50th anniversary (Birth)

Bronisław <strong>Huberman</strong> Bronisław Huberman, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Polish musician

140th anniversary (Birth)

Alexander Uninsky, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Russian-American musician

50th anniversary (Death)

20

Juliette Bise, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Arthur <strong>Rubinstein</strong> Arthur Rubinstein, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Polish-American classical pianist

40th anniversary (Death)

21

Lorenzo <strong>Perosi</strong> Lorenzo Perosi, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Italian composer

150th anniversary (Birth)

Erwin <strong>Schrott</strong> Erwin Schrott, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Uruguayan opera singer

50th anniversary (Birth)

Paco de <strong>Lucía</strong> Paco de Lucía, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Spanish flamenco, classical, jazz guitarist & musician

75th anniversary (Birth)

Francis <strong>Chassaigne</strong> Francis Chassaigne, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, French composer, born in Belgium

100th anniversary (Death)

22

Giacomo Orefice, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Italian composer

100th anniversary (Death)

Tefta Tashko-Koço, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Albanian artist

75th anniversary (Death)

23

Vilém Kurz, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Czech music educator and pianist

150th anniversary (Birth)

24

Ernő Kenéz, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, opera and operetta singer, pharmacist

100th anniversary (Birth)

25

Malek Jandali, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Award-winning composer & pianist

50th anniversary (Birth)

Boris Goldstein, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Ukrainian musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

26

Lajos S. Rózsa, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

27

Georg <strong>Høeberg</strong> Georg Høeberg, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Danish composer and conductor (1872-1950)

150th anniversary (Birth)

29

30

Paavo <strong>Järvi</strong> Paavo Järvi, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Estonian conductor

60th anniversary (Birth)

Lusine <strong>Zakaryan</strong> Lusine Zakaryan, Celebrations (December 2022), Classical music, Armenian soprano

30th anniversary (Death)

31

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