February 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.

February 2021 : essential commemorations

2021 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In February 2021, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Roberto Viglione (100th anniversary, Death), John Pritchard (100th anniversary, Birth), Francisco d'd’Andrade (100th anniversary, Death), Jaroslav Mikulík (100th anniversary, Birth), Jeanne Demessieux (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? March 2021... In a year? February 2022...

John <strong>Pritchard</strong>
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Day by day, all celebrations for February 2021

 

February 2021

01

Alexander <strong>Serov</strong> Alexander Serov, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Russian composer

150th anniversary (Death)

02

Roberto Viglione, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

Jascha <strong>Heifetz</strong> Jascha Heifetz, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Lithuanian violinist

120th anniversary (Birth)

04

Josef <strong>Mysliveček</strong> Josef Mysliveček, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Czech composer

240th anniversary (Death)

Iannis <strong>Xenakis</strong> Iannis Xenakis, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Greek composer and architect

20th anniversary (Death)

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05

John <strong>Pritchard</strong> John Pritchard, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, English conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

Jaroslav Kofroň, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Czech hornist, music educator, composer and choirmaster

100th anniversary (Birth)

07

Wilhelm <strong>Stenhammar</strong> Wilhelm Stenhammar, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Swedish composer, conductor and pianist

150th anniversary (Birth)

08

Francisco d'd’Andrade, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Portuguese opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

10

Margarete Herzberg, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

12

Ambroise <strong>Thomas</strong> Ambroise Thomas, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, French composer

125th anniversary (Death)

13

Jeanne Demessieux, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, French composer, pianist, organist and music teacher

100th anniversary (Birth)

Renée Doria, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, French singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Johann Joseph <strong>Fux</strong> Johann Joseph Fux, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Austrian composer

280th anniversary (Death)

15

Michael <strong>Praetorius</strong> Michael Praetorius, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, German composer, organist, and music theorist

450th anniversary (Birth)

Karl <strong>Richter</strong> Karl Richter, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, German organist, harpsichordist, and conductor

40th anniversary (Death)

Hans Haym, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, German conductor who championed the works of Frederick Delius

100th anniversary (Death)

Guido Adler, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Musicologist, writer

80th anniversary (Death)

17

Giovanni <strong>Pacini</strong> Giovanni Pacini, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Italian composer

225th anniversary (Birth)

18

Dimitri <strong>Mitropoulos</strong> Dimitri Mitropoulos, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Greek conductor, pianist, and composer

125th anniversary (Birth)

Oscar Feltsman, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Russian composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

19

Claude Pascal, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, French composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Gil <strong>Shaham</strong> Gil Shaham, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Israeli musician

50th anniversary (Birth)

Felip <strong>Pedrell</strong> Felip Pedrell, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Catalan author

180th anniversary (Birth)

Berthe Van Hyfte, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, singer, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Aida Stucki, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Swiss violinist (1921-2011)

100th anniversary (Birth)

20

Percy <strong>Grainger</strong> Percy Grainger, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Australian composer, arranger and pianist

60th anniversary (Death)

Toru <strong>Takemitsu</strong> Toru Takemitsu, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory

25th anniversary (Death)

Alexander Tsfasman, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Soviet Jazz composer, pianist, and conductor

50th anniversary (Death)

Migran Erkat, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Soviet singer and opera singer (1921-1986)

100th anniversary (Birth)

Ferruccio Scaglia, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Italian conductor and violinist

100th anniversary (Birth)

Ruth Gipps, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, English composer, oboist, pianist and impresario

100th anniversary (Birth)

21

Carl <strong>Czerny</strong> Carl Czerny, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Austrian composer and pianist

230th anniversary (Birth)

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22

Johann Christoph Bach III, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Organist in Ohrdruf

300th anniversary (Death)

Lea <strong>Salonga</strong> Lea Salonga, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Filipina singer and actress

50th anniversary (Birth)

23

Nellie <strong>Melba</strong> Nellie Melba, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Australian opera singer

90th anniversary (Death)

24

Johann Baptist <strong>Cramer</strong> Johann Baptist Cramer, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, British musician

250th anniversary (Birth)

Ingvar Lidholm, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Swedish composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

28

Vladimír Sommer, Celebrations (February 2021), Classical music, Czech composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

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