February 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.

February 2019 : essential commemorations

2019 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In February 2019, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Philine Fischer (100th anniversary, Birth), Lisa Della della Casa (100th anniversary, Birth), Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov (0th anniversary, Death), Gerald English (0th anniversary, Death), Bessie Abott (100th 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 2019... In a year? February 2020...

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Day by day, all celebrations for February 2019

 

February 2019

01

Philine Fischer, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

02

Lisa Della della <strong>Casa</strong> Lisa Della della Casa, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Swiss soprano (1919-2012)

100th anniversary (Birth)

Xavier <strong>Leroux</strong> Xavier Leroux, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, French composer

100th anniversary (Death)

Louis <strong>Marchand</strong> Louis Marchand, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, French Baroque composer and keyboardist

350th anniversary (Birth)

Giovanni Martinelli, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Italian opera singer

50th anniversary (Death)

Giovanni da <strong>Palestrina</strong> Giovanni da Palestrina, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Italian Renaissance composer

425th anniversary (Death)

Complete works

03

Felix <strong>Mendelssohn</strong> Felix Mendelssohn, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, German composer, pianist, organist and conductor

210th anniversary (Birth)

MasterpiecesComplete works

04

Adolphe <strong>Sax</strong> Adolphe Sax, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Belgian musical instrument designer and musician

125th anniversary (Death)

Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Soviet and Russian composer, conductor

Death

Ulysse Alexandre Toussaint, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, French opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

05

Grażyna <strong>Bacewicz</strong> Grażyna Bacewicz, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Polish musician

110th anniversary (Birth)

Curt <strong>Sachs</strong> Curt Sachs, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, German musicologist

60th anniversary (Death)

07

William <strong>Boyce</strong> William Boyce, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, English composer and organist

240th anniversary (Death)

Witold <strong>Lutosławski</strong> Witold Lutosławski, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Polish composer and conductor

25th anniversary (Death)

08

Georgette <strong>Leblanc</strong> Georgette Leblanc, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, French singer

150th anniversary (Birth)

Giuseppe <strong>Torelli</strong> Giuseppe Torelli, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Italian violist, violinist, teacher and composer

310th anniversary (Death)

09

Bessie Abott, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

10

Jerry <strong>Goldsmith</strong> Jerry Goldsmith, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, American film composer

90th anniversary (Birth)

Josef Věnceslav Soukup, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Czech composer, painter and educator

200th anniversary (Birth)

Marie Bossenberger, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, German opera singer and music educator (1872-1919)

100th anniversary (Death)

11

Franz <strong>Schmidt</strong> Franz Schmidt, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Austrian composer, cellist and pianist

80th anniversary (Death)

Eleonora Eksanishvili, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Georgian composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Francesco Mottino, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Italian opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

12

George <strong>Antheil</strong> George Antheil, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, American avant-garde composer, pianist, author and inventor

60th anniversary (Death)

Hans von <strong>Bülow</strong> Hans von Bülow, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, German musician

125th anniversary (Death)

André Pirro, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, French musician

150th anniversary (Birth)

13

Joyce <strong>DiDonato</strong> Joyce DiDonato, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, American opera mezzo-soprano

50th anniversary (Birth)

Alexander Haydter, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Austrian opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

14

Renée <strong>Fleming</strong> Renée Fleming, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, American opera soprano

60th anniversary (Birth)

16

François Joseph <strong>Gossec</strong> François Joseph Gossec, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, French composer of operas

190th anniversary (Death)

Heinrich Kreuzer, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Austrian singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

17

Karl <strong>Jenkins</strong> Karl Jenkins, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Welsh musician and composer

75th anniversary (Birth)

21

Charles-Marie <strong>Widor</strong> Charles-Marie Widor, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, French organist and composer (1844–1937)

175th anniversary (Birth)

Martin Ritzmann, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

22

Jiří Pauer, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Czech music educator and composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

26

Frank <strong>Bridge</strong> Frank Bridge, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, English composer and violist

140th anniversary (Birth)

27

Raffaele Ferlotti, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, Italian opera singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

28

André <strong>Previn</strong> André Previn, Celebrations (February 2019), Classical music, German-American pianist, conductor and composer

Death

See also...

Others celebrations

Commemorations

Classical music history (timelines)

 

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