May 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.

May 2021 : essential commemorations

2021 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In May 2021, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Kiril Krstev (100th anniversary, Birth), Carlotta Ordassy (100th anniversary, Birth), John van Kesteren (100th anniversary, Birth), Noni Žunec (100th anniversary, Birth), Mary Curtis Verna (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 2021... In a year? May 2022...

Day by day, all celebrations for May 2021

 

May 2021

01

Kiril Krstev, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Bulgaria opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

02

Carlotta Ordassy, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

03

Marcel <strong>Dupré</strong> Marcel Dupré, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, French organist and composer

135th anniversary (Birth)

04

John van Kesteren, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Dutch opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Gennady <strong>Rozhdestvensky</strong> Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Russian conductor and composer

90th anniversary (Birth)

Mircea Basarab, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

06

Ghena <strong>Dimitrova</strong> Ghena Dimitrova, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Bulgarian lyric singer

80th anniversary (Birth)

07

Noni Žunec, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, opera singer, concert singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

08

Barbara <strong>Hannigan</strong> Barbara Hannigan, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Canadian operatic soprano

50th anniversary (Birth)

11

Berthe Monmart, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, French singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

12

Eugène <strong>Ysaÿe</strong> Eugène Ysaÿe, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Belgian violinist, composer and conductor

90th anniversary (Death)

13

Albert Beaucamp, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, French conductor and composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Tedi Papavrami, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Albanian musician

50th anniversary (Birth)

Marie Stanek-Hrimaly, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, opera singer and pianist (1839-1921)

100th anniversary (Death)

Josefa Gassier, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Spanish singer

200th anniversary (Birth)

Marie Stanek-Hrimaly, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, opera singer and pianist (1839-1921)

100th anniversary (Death)

17

Dennis Brain, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, British virtuoso horn player

100th anniversary (Birth)

Charlotte von Sainton-Dolby, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Operatic contralto

200th anniversary (Birth)

18

Gustav <strong>Mahler</strong> Gustav Mahler, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Austrian late-Romantic composer

110th anniversary (Death)

MasterpiecesComplete works

19

Nellie <strong>Melba</strong> Nellie Melba, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Australian opera singer

160th anniversary (Birth)

Bernard Wagenaar, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Dutch-American composer

50th anniversary (Death)

20

Clara <strong>Schumann</strong> Clara Schumann, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, German musician and composer

125th anniversary (Death)

Paweł Mykietyn, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Polish composer

50th anniversary (Birth)

21

Giuseppe Zampieri, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, b. 1921-05-21 d. 1981-11-11 Fach: ["Lirico-spinto"]

100th anniversary (Birth)

Yoshikazu Mera, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Japanese singer

50th anniversary (Birth)

23

Wilhelm <strong>Kempff</strong> Wilhelm Kempff, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, German pianist and composer

30th anniversary (Death)

Andrea <strong>Luchesi</strong> Andrea Luchesi, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Italian composer

280th anniversary (Birth)

26

Inge Borkh, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, German soprano

100th anniversary (Birth)

Aimé <strong>Maillart</strong> Aimé Maillart, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, French composer

150th anniversary (Death)

30

Theobald I of <strong>Navarre</strong> Theobald I of Navarre, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, King of Navarre from 1234 to 1253

820th anniversary (Birth)

Michał Jelonek, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, Polish musician and composer

50th anniversary (Birth)

31

Diana <strong>Damrau</strong> Diana Damrau, Celebrations (May 2021), Classical music, German soprano opera singer

50th anniversary (Birth)

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