January 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.

January 2018 : essential commemorations

2018 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In January 2018, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Fedele Fenaroli (200th anniversary, Death), Josef Schreier (300th anniversary, Birth), Medeniyet Shahberdiyeva (0th anniversary, Death), Paul Mériel (200th anniversary, Birth), Aleksandr Vedernikov (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? February 2018... In a year? January 2019...

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Day by day, all celebrations for January 2018

 

January 2018

01

Viktor <strong>Ullmann</strong> Viktor Ullmann, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Austrian composer

120th anniversary (Birth)

Fedele <strong>Fenaroli</strong> Fedele Fenaroli, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Italian composer

200th anniversary (Death)

02

Josef Schreier, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Czech composer

300th anniversary (Birth)

03

Moritz <strong>Hauptmann</strong> Moritz Hauptmann, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, German music theorist, teacher and composer

150th anniversary (Death)

Medeniyet Shahberdiyeva, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Soviet opera singer and music educator

Death

04

06

Max <strong>Bruch</strong> Max Bruch, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, German romantic composer and conductor (1838-1920)

180th anniversary (Birth)

Vittorio <strong>Monti</strong> Vittorio Monti, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Italian composer, violinist, and conductor

150th anniversary (Birth)

Georgy <strong>Sviridov</strong> Georgy Sviridov, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Russian composer

20th anniversary (Death)

07

Janine <strong>Jansen</strong> Janine Jansen, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Dutch violinist and violist

40th anniversary (Birth)

08

Jean Gilles, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, French composer

350th anniversary (Birth)

09

Louis Aubert, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, French composer

50th anniversary (Death)

Ruthilde Boesch, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Austrian singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

10

Hanna Ludwig, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

13

Ferdinand <strong>Ries</strong> Ferdinand Ries, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, German composer

180th anniversary (Death)

František Kaván, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Czech composer and choirmaster

200th anniversary (Birth)

14

Mariss <strong>Jansons</strong> Mariss Jansons, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Latvian conductor

75th anniversary (Birth)

François <strong>Morel</strong> François Morel, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Canadian classical music composer and educator

Death

15

Ivor <strong>Novello</strong> Ivor Novello, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Welsh composer and actor (1893-1951)

125th anniversary (Birth)

16

Ethel <strong>Merman</strong> Ethel Merman, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, American actress and singer (1908-1984)

110th anniversary (Birth)

Niccolò <strong>Piccinni</strong> Niccolò Piccinni, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Italian composer

290th anniversary (Birth)

Joseph Willard Roosevelt, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, American musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

Vera Borisenko, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Soviet singer, opera singer and music educator (1918-1995)

100th anniversary (Birth)

Valerija Heybal, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Slovene opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

17

Louise <strong>Héritte-Viardot</strong> Louise Héritte-Viardot, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Singer, pianist and composer

100th anniversary (Death)

Kipras Petrauskas, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Lithuanian singer and opera singer

50th anniversary (Death)

Anna Maria Canali, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

18

Egon Hilbert, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Austrian theatrical manager and dircetor of the Vienna State Opera (1964-1968)

50th anniversary (Death)

Amalie Materna, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Austrian operatic soprano

100th anniversary (Death)

19

Yevgeny <strong>Mravinsky</strong> Yevgeny Mravinsky, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Soviet conductor

30th anniversary (Death)

23

Edward <strong>MacDowell</strong> Edward MacDowell, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, American composer

110th anniversary (Death)

24

Gottfried von <strong>Einem</strong> Gottfried von Einem, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Austrian composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

25

Juventino Rosas <strong>Cadenas</strong> Juventino Rosas Cadenas, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Mexican composer, violinist and band leader

150th anniversary (Birth)

26

27

Skitch Henderson, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, American pianist, bandleader, and composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

28

Larysa Rudenko, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Ukrainian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

30

Jaroslav Krombholc, Celebrations (January 2018), Classical music, Czech conductor, composer and pianist

100th anniversary (Birth)

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