May 2019: 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 2019 : essential commemorations

2019 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In May 2019, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Achille De de Bassini (200th anniversary, Birth), Soltan Hajibeyov (100th anniversary, Birth), Giuseppina Brambilla (200th anniversary, Birth), Peter Maag (100th anniversary, Birth), Jindřich Rohan (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? June 2019... In a year? May 2020...

Day by day, all celebrations for May 2019

 

May 2019

03

Ferdinando <strong>Paer</strong> Ferdinando Paer, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Italian composer

180th anniversary (Death)

05

Achille De de Bassini, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Italian opera singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

Stanisław <strong>Moniuszko</strong> Stanisław Moniuszko, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Polish composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

Hans <strong>Pfitzner</strong> Hans Pfitzner, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, German composer

150th anniversary (Birth)

07

Giuseppe Farinelli, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Italian composer

250th anniversary (Birth)

José Antonio Abreu <strong>Anselmi</strong> José Antonio Abreu Anselmi, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Venezuelan musician

80th anniversary (Birth)

08

Ethel <strong>Smyth</strong> Ethel Smyth, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, English composer

75th anniversary (Death)

Soltan Hajibeyov, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Azerbaijani composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

09

Giuseppina Brambilla, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Italian opera singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

Arif Malikov, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Soviet and Azerbaijani composer

Death

Zbigniew Rudziński, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Polish composer and music educator

Death

10

Peter Maag, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Swiss conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

Paul Manz, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, American musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

Dimitri <strong>Tiomkin</strong> Dimitri Tiomkin, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, American conductor

125th anniversary (Birth)

11

Otto <strong>Nicolai</strong> Otto Nicolai, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, German composer and conductor

170th anniversary (Death)

12

Johann Baptist <strong>Vanhal</strong> Johann Baptist Vanhal, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Czech composer

280th anniversary (Birth)

14

Jindřich Rohan, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, conductor (1919-1978)

100th anniversary (Birth)

15

Maria Theresia von <strong>Paradis</strong> Maria Theresia von Paradis, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Austrian composer

260th anniversary (Birth)

Muammer Esi, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Turkish opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

16

<strong>Liberace</strong> Liberace, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, American pianist (1919-1987)

100th anniversary (Birth)

17

Jan Peter Gotthard, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, composer, musicologist, publisher, music arranger

100th anniversary (Death)

18

Vladas Kavoliūnas, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Lithuanian singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

José Oxilia, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Uruguayan singer

100th anniversary (Death)

21

Heinz <strong>Holliger</strong> Heinz Holliger, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Swiss oboist, composer and conductor

80th anniversary (Birth)

Nina Pokrovskaya, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Russian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

23

Ignaz <strong>Moscheles</strong> Ignaz Moscheles, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Bohemian conductor, music educator, composer and pianist

225th anniversary (Birth)

24

Nadezhda Rimskaya-Korsakova, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Russian musician

100th anniversary (Death)

25

Beverly <strong>Sills</strong> Beverly Sills, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, opera soprano (1929-2007)

90th anniversary (Birth)

Gino Negri, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Italian composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

26

François-Louis Deschamps, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Belgian singer (1919-2004)

100th anniversary (Birth)

27

Fromental <strong>Halévy</strong> Fromental Halévy, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, French composer

220th anniversary (Birth)

28

Jozef Kapustka, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Polish classical pianist

50th anniversary (Birth)

29

Magda Raskó, Celebrations (May 2019), Classical music, Hungarian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

See also...

Others celebrations

Commemorations

Classical music history (timelines)

 

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