February 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.

February 2018 : essential commemorations

2018 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In February 2018, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Giuseppe Gazzaniga (200th anniversary, Death), Zinaida Didenko (0th anniversary, Death), Gara Garayev (100th anniversary, Birth), Henry Litolff (200th anniversary, Birth), Jóhann Jóhannsson (0th 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? March 2018... In a year? February 2019...

Giuseppe <strong>Gazzaniga</strong>
Gazzaniga
Gara <strong>Garayev</strong>
Garayev
Henry <strong>Litolff</strong>
Litolff
Jóhann <strong>Jóhannsson</strong>
Jóhannsson

Day by day, all celebrations for February 2018

 

February 2018

01

Giuseppe <strong>Gazzaniga</strong> Giuseppe Gazzaniga, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Italian composer

200th anniversary (Death)

04

Frank <strong>Braley</strong> Frank Braley, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, French pianist

50th anniversary (Birth)

05

Lodewijk Mortelmans, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Belgian composer

150th anniversary (Birth)

Gara <strong>Garayev</strong> Gara Garayev, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Azerbaijani composer (1918-1982)

100th anniversary (Birth)

06

Henry <strong>Litolff</strong> Henry Litolff, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Piano virtuoso, composer and music publisher

200th anniversary (Birth)

09

11

Louise Le Baron, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, American opera singer (1874-1918)

100th anniversary (Death)

13

Philippe <strong>Jaroussky</strong> Philippe Jaroussky, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Operatic sopranist countertenor

40th anniversary (Birth)

Ildebrando <strong>Pizzetti</strong> Ildebrando Pizzetti, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Italian composer

50th anniversary (Death)

Fernando <strong>Sor</strong> Fernando Sor, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Spanish classical guitarist and composer

240th anniversary (Birth)

16

Healey Willan, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Anglo-Canadian composer

50th anniversary (Death)

17

Jan Nepomuk Maýr, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Czech conductor, theater manager, music educator, composer and opera singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

Katica Illényi, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Hungarian violinist

50th anniversary (Birth)

19

Luigi <strong>Boccherini</strong> Luigi Boccherini, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Italian composer and cellist

275th anniversary (Birth)

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Louisa Bassano, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, British opera singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

Josef Gerhartz, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, musician, singer, music pedagogue, opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

21

Andrés Segovia <strong>Torres</strong> Andrés Segovia Torres, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Spanish classical guitarist

125th anniversary (Birth)

24

Jean-Blaise Martin, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, French opera singer

250th anniversary (Birth)

25

Amalia Ramírez, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Spanish singer and opera singer (1834-1918)

100th anniversary (Death)

26

Miguel Marqués, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Spanish author

100th anniversary (Death)

27

Ivan <strong>Rebroff</strong> Ivan Rebroff, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, German singer

10th anniversary (Death)

28

Pepita Embil, Celebrations (February 2018), Classical music, Spanish singer (1918-1994)

100th anniversary (Birth)

See also...

Others celebrations

Commemorations

Classical music history (timelines)

 

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