May 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.

May 2018 : essential commemorations

2018 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In May 2018, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Emilio Bozzano (100th anniversary, Death), Jeffrey Lawton (0th anniversary, Death), Leopold Koželuch (200th anniversary, Death), Joseph Lux (200th anniversary, Death), Pauline Guéymard-Lauters (100th 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? June 2018... In a year? May 2019...

Day by day, all celebrations for May 2018

 

May 2018

02

Emilio Bozzano, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, Italian composer and organist

100th anniversary (Death)

05

Vincent <strong>Dumestre</strong> Vincent Dumestre, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, French musician

50th anniversary (Birth)

07

Leopold Koželuch, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, Czech music educator, composer and pianist

200th anniversary (Death)

09

Joseph Lux, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, German actor and opera singer

200th anniversary (Death)

10

Max <strong>Steiner</strong> Max Steiner, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, American composer

130th anniversary (Birth)

Clara <strong>Rockmore</strong> Clara Rockmore, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, American musician

20th anniversary (Death)

Pauline Guéymard-Lauters, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, opera singer in Paris

100th anniversary (Death)

13

Glenn <strong>Branca</strong> Glenn Branca, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, American composer and guitarist

Death

17

Birgit <strong>Nilsson</strong> Birgit Nilsson, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, Swedish opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

18

Toivo <strong>Kuula</strong> Toivo Kuula, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, Finnish composer

100th anniversary (Death)

21

Quddus Khojamyarov, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, Soviet musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

22

Charles James Mott, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, British opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

Friedrich Seitz, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, German composer

100th anniversary (Death)

24

Aram <strong>Khachaturian</strong> Aram Khachaturian, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, Armenian Soviet composer and conductor

115th anniversary (Birth)

Bernard Rogers, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, American composer

50th anniversary (Death)

Evan Williams, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, American operatic tenor

100th anniversary (Death)

25

Luis Foglietti Alberola, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, Spanish composer (1877-1918)

100th anniversary (Death)

27

Louis <strong>Durey</strong> Louis Durey, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, French composer

130th anniversary (Birth)

28

Irma Kolassi, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, Greek singer and pianist

100th anniversary (Birth)

Zhang Ye, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, Chinese singer

50th anniversary (Birth)

30

Gustav <strong>Leonhardt</strong> Gustav Leonhardt, Celebrations (May 2018), Classical music, Dutch keyboard player, conductor, musicologist, teacher and editor

90th anniversary (Birth)

See also...

Others celebrations

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