July 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.

July 2018 : essential commemorations

2018 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In July 2018, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Henrietta Treffz (200th anniversary, Birth), George Rochberg (100th anniversary, Birth), Mirko Novák-Markov (100th anniversary, Birth), Oliver Knussen (0th anniversary, Death), Herbert Brün (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? August 2018... In a year? July 2019...

Oliver <strong>Knussen</strong>
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Day by day, all celebrations for July 2018

 

July 2018

01

Henrietta Treffz, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Austrian mezzo-soprano

200th anniversary (Birth)

03

George M. <strong>Cohan</strong> George M. Cohan, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, American entertainer, composer and playwright

140th anniversary (Birth)

Alessandro <strong>Stradella</strong> Alessandro Stradella, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Italian composer

375th anniversary (Birth)

05

George Rochberg, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, American composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

06

Hanns <strong>Eisler</strong> Hanns Eisler, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Austrian composer

120th anniversary (Birth)

Samuel Lover, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Irish song-writer, novelist, and painter (1797-1868)

150th anniversary (Death)

07

Mirko Novák-Markov, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Czech opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

08

Oliver <strong>Knussen</strong> Oliver Knussen, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, British composer and conductor

Death

09

Herbert Brün, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, German composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Hiroshi Ohguri, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Japanese musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

10

John Frandsen, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Danish conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

11

José de <strong>Nebra</strong> José de Nebra, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Spanish composer

250th anniversary (Death)

12

Ján Baran, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, composer, civil servant

100th anniversary (Birth)

Ada Sari, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Singer, actress, and educator

50th anniversary (Death)

14

Lothar <strong>Kempter</strong> Lothar Kempter, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, composer and conductor (1844-1918)

100th anniversary (Death)

15

Heinrich <strong>Esser</strong> Heinrich Esser, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, German composer and conductor

200th anniversary (Birth)

16

Eugène <strong>Ysaÿe</strong> Eugène Ysaÿe, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Belgian violinist, composer and conductor

160th anniversary (Birth)

Josep Jordà i Valor, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Spanish composer (1839-1918)

100th anniversary (Death)

19

Florence Foster <strong>Jenkins</strong> Florence Foster Jenkins, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, American soprano, renowned for her lack of musical skill and singing ability

150th anniversary (Birth)

Claude Lavoie, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Canadian organist

100th anniversary (Birth)

Willy Clément, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, French opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

20

Joseph <strong>Keilberth</strong> Joseph Keilberth, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, German conductor

50th anniversary (Death)

Praskovia Kovalyova-Zhemchugova, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Russian actor and opera singer

250th anniversary (Birth)

Johann Friedrich Kittl, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Czech composer

150th anniversary (Death)

23

Ann Ayars, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, actor; The Youngest Profession

100th anniversary (Birth)

24

Ruggiero Ricci, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, American classical violinist

100th anniversary (Birth)

Félix <strong>Godefroid</strong> Félix Godefroid, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Belgian musician

200th anniversary (Birth)

27

Leonard <strong>Rose</strong> Leonard Rose, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, American musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

Loretta di Lelio, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

28

Bernhard <strong>Crusell</strong> Bernhard Crusell, Celebrations (July 2018), Classical music, Swedish-Finnish clarinetist, composer and translator

180th anniversary (Death)

See also...

Others celebrations

Commemorations

Classical music history (timelines)

 

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