February 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.

February 2022 : essential commemorations

2022 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In February 2022, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Renata Tebaldi (100th anniversary, Birth), Pietro Carapellucci (100th anniversary, Birth), Nicolae Moldoveanu (100th anniversary, Birth), Georg Fritz Weiß (200th anniversary, Birth), Regina Mingotti (300th 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 2022... In a year? February 2023...

Renata <strong>Tebaldi</strong>
Tebaldi

Day by day, all celebrations for February 2022

 

February 2022

01

Clara Butt, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, British singer

150th anniversary (Birth)

Renata <strong>Tebaldi</strong> Renata Tebaldi, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Italian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Huguette Rivière, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, French singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

02

Pietro Carapellucci, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Italian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Zoë Keating, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Canadian avant-garde cellist and composer based in San Francisco

50th anniversary (Birth)

Jean-Baptiste Davaux, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, French composer

200th anniversary (Death)

André David, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, French composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

03

Nicolae Moldoveanu, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Romanian conductor, writer and composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

05

Jacques <strong>Ibert</strong> Jacques Ibert, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, French composer

60th anniversary (Death)

Georg Fritz Weiß, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

Mina Kubota, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Japanese composer

50th anniversary (Birth)

Mea Naberman, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Dutch opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Jeanine Rueff, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, French composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

06

Johannes <strong>Ockeghem</strong> Johannes Ockeghem, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Franco-Flemish composer

525th anniversary (Death)

Regina Mingotti, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Italian singer and opera singer

300th anniversary (Birth)

07

Akiko Suwanai, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Japanese violinist

50th anniversary (Birth)

Joaquín Gaztambide, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, composer of zarzuelas from Navarre, Spain

200th anniversary (Birth)

08

John <strong>Williams</strong> John Williams, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, American composer, conductor and pianist

90th anniversary (Birth)

Thorvald Lammers, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Operatic and concert singer

100th anniversary (Death)

09

Kathryn <strong>Grayson</strong> Kathryn Grayson, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, actress from the United States

100th anniversary (Birth)

10

Antonio <strong>Bazzini</strong> Antonio Bazzini, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Italian violinist, composer and teacher

125th anniversary (Death)

12

Elisabeth Carron, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, singer, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

13

Ester Textorius, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Swedish actress

50th anniversary (Death)

14

Francesco <strong>Cavalli</strong> Francesco Cavalli, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Italian Baroque composer

420th anniversary (Birth)

Betty Boije, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Swedish singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

15

John Coolidge <strong>Adams</strong> John Coolidge Adams, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, American composer

75th anniversary (Birth)

16

Geraint Evans, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Welsh opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Theodor Tomášek, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Czech conductor, violinist, composer and choirmaster

100th anniversary (Death)

17

Gregorio <strong>Allegri</strong> Gregorio Allegri, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Italian composer

370th anniversary (Death)

Bruno <strong>Walter</strong> Bruno Walter, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, German-born conductor, pianist, and composer

60th anniversary (Death)

Gavriil Popov, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Russian composer

50th anniversary (Death)

19

Josef Matěj, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Czech composer, trombonist and choirmaster

100th anniversary (Birth)

20

Charles Auguste de <strong>Bériot</strong> Charles Auguste de Bériot, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Belgian composer and violinist

220th anniversary (Birth)

Miroslav Pelikán, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Czech music educator and composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

21

John McCollum, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, American opera tenor

100th anniversary (Birth)

Rolando Valdès-Blain, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Cuban classical guitarist

100th anniversary (Birth)

22

Johann Ignaz Walter, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, German singer and composer

200th anniversary (Death)

23

Pierre Certon, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, French composer

450th anniversary (Death)

Johann <strong>Crüger</strong> Johann Crüger, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, German hymnwriter

360th anniversary (Death)

Georg Anthes, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, German violinist, director, singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

Ilse Hollweg, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

24

Arrigo <strong>Boito</strong> Arrigo Boito, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Italian opera composer and librettist of Verdi's opera ''Otello''

180th anniversary (Birth)

Michel <strong>Legrand</strong> Michel Legrand, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, French film score composer (1932-2019)

90th anniversary (Birth)

Arcadi <strong>Volodos</strong> Arcadi Volodos, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Russian pianist

50th anniversary (Birth)

Felix Werder, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Australian composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Karl Fredrik Hanson, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Swedish composer

100th anniversary (Death)

Sergio Tiempo, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Venezuelan-Argentine musician

50th anniversary (Birth)

Kazuko Yasukawa, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Japanese pianist

100th anniversary (Birth)

25

Alessandro <strong>Stradella</strong> Alessandro Stradella, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Italian composer

340th anniversary (Death)

26

Franz Beyer, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, musicologist, viola player

100th anniversary (Birth)

Franz Strauss, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, German composer and virtuoso horn player. Father of Richard Strauss

200th anniversary (Birth)

Nadezhda Simonyan, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Soviet composer (1922-1997)

100th anniversary (Birth)

27

Marian <strong>Anderson</strong> Marian Anderson, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, African-American contralto

125th anniversary (Birth)

Gidon <strong>Kremer</strong> Gidon Kremer, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, Latvian violinist and conductor

75th anniversary (Birth)

28

Geraldine <strong>Farrar</strong> Geraldine Farrar, Celebrations (February 2022), Classical music, American soprano opera singer and film actress

140th anniversary (Birth)

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