June 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.

June 2021 : essential commemorations

2021 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In June 2021, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Gianfranco Rivoli (100th anniversary, Birth), Klára Palánkay (100th anniversary, Birth), Sandra Warfield (100th anniversary, Birth), Agustí Cohí Grau (100th anniversary, Birth), Nikolai Zaremba (200th 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? July 2021... In a year? June 2022...

Day by day, all celebrations for June 2021

 

June 2021

01

Ferdinando <strong>Paer</strong> Ferdinando Paer, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Italian composer

250th anniversary (Birth)

Peter <strong>Machajdík</strong> Peter Machajdík, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Slovak composer

60th anniversary (Birth)

02

Gianfranco Rivoli, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Conductor (1921-2005)

100th anniversary (Birth)

03

Klára Palánkay, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Jean-Baptiste Pierné, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, French singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

05

Martha <strong>Argerich</strong> Martha Argerich, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Argentine/Swiss pianist

80th anniversary (Birth)

06

Henri <strong>Vieuxtemps</strong> Henri Vieuxtemps, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Belgian violinist

140th anniversary (Death)

08

Giuseppe Aldrovandini, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Italian musician and composer

350th anniversary (Birth)

Sandra Warfield, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, American operatic mezzo-soprano

100th anniversary (Birth)

09

Claudio <strong>Arrau</strong> Claudio Arrau, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Chilean pianist

30th anniversary (Death)

Philippe de <strong>Vitry</strong> Philippe de Vitry, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, French composer, music theorist and poet

660th anniversary (Death)

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James Newton <strong>Howard</strong> James Newton Howard, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, American composer, conductor, and music producer

70th anniversary (Birth)

Anoushka <strong>Shankar</strong> Anoushka Shankar, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, British musician

40th anniversary (Birth)

10

Frederick Loewe, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Austrian-American composer

120th anniversary (Birth)

Agustí Cohí Grau, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Spanish composer and educationist (1921-2012)

100th anniversary (Birth)

12

Nikolai Zaremba, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Russian composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

14

Johan <strong>Svendsen</strong> Johan Svendsen, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Norwegian composer and conductor

110th anniversary (Death)

Antanas Keblys, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Lithuanian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

16

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

350th anniversary (Birth)

Fanny Borsari, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Australian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

18

Chaya Arbel, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Israeli composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

21

Kryštof von Harant, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Czech traveller, composer and writer (1564-1621)

400th anniversary (Death)

Clemens Kaufung, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, German singer, opera singer and music educator

100th anniversary (Death)

22

Lucille Marcel, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, American opera singer (soprano)

100th anniversary (Death)

23

24

Harry <strong>Partch</strong> Harry Partch, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, American composer, music theorist, creator of musical instruments

120th anniversary (Birth)

25

Peter Wishart, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, English composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

26

Juan Manén, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Spanish musician

50th anniversary (Death)

Guillermo Uribe Holguín, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Colombian musician

50th anniversary (Death)

27

August <strong>Conradi</strong> August Conradi, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, German organist and composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

28

Joseph <strong>Joachim</strong> Joseph Joachim, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Hungarian musician

190th anniversary (Birth)

Max Maretzek, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Czech conductor and composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

Pauline Metzler-Löwy, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, singer, opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

29

Nelson Eddy, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, American musical film star, operatic baritone

120th anniversary (Birth)

Bernard <strong>Herrmann</strong> Bernard Herrmann, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, American composer

110th anniversary (Birth)

Ignacy Jan <strong>Paderewski</strong> Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Polish pianist, composer, supporter of Poland's independence movements, politician, Prime Minister of reborn Poland (1860-1941)

80th anniversary (Death)

Luisa Tetrazzini, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Italian opera singer

150th anniversary (Birth)

Curt <strong>Sachs</strong> Curt Sachs, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, German musicologist

140th anniversary (Birth)

30

Teodorico Pedrini, Celebrations (June 2021), Classical music, Italian Vincentian and missionary to China

350th anniversary (Birth)

See also...

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