May 2022: 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 2022 : essential commemorations

2022 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In May 2022, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Eva Fleischer (100th anniversary, Birth), Max Wagenknecht (100th anniversary, Death), B. Shankar Rao (100th anniversary, Birth), Anthony Gigliotti (100th anniversary, Birth), Augustinas Armonas (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 2022... In a year? May 2023...

Day by day, all celebrations for May 2022

 

May 2022

01

Hugo <strong>Alfvén</strong> Hugo Alfvén, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Swedish composer, conductor, violinist, and painter

150th anniversary (Birth)

02

Philippe <strong>Herreweghe</strong> Philippe Herreweghe, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Belgian conductor

75th anniversary (Birth)

03

Yevgeny <strong>Svetlanov</strong> Yevgeny Svetlanov, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Russian conductor, composer, and pianist

20th anniversary (Death)

Narciso <strong>Yepes</strong> Narciso Yepes, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Spanish guitarist

25th anniversary (Death)

05

Eva Fleischer, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, opera singer (1922-2016)

100th anniversary (Birth)

06

Giulio <strong>Regondi</strong> Giulio Regondi, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Italian composer

150th anniversary (Death)

07

Max Wagenknecht, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, German musician

100th anniversary (Death)

Felix von <strong>Weingartner</strong> Felix von Weingartner, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Austrian conductor, composer and pianist

80th anniversary (Death)

08

Brian <strong>Tyler</strong> Brian Tyler, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, American composer, producer, conductor, and film producer

50th anniversary (Birth)

10

Jean-Marie <strong>Leclair</strong> Jean-Marie Leclair, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, French Baroque violinist and composer

325th anniversary (Birth)

B. Shankar Rao, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Indian musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

11

Kirill <strong>Petrenko</strong> Kirill Petrenko, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Russian conductor

50th anniversary (Birth)

12

Jules <strong>Massenet</strong> Jules Massenet, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, French composer (1842-1912)

180th anniversary (Birth)

13

Anthony Gigliotti, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, American clarinetist and music teacher

100th anniversary (Birth)

Arthur <strong>Sullivan</strong> Arthur Sullivan, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, English composer of the Gilbert & Sullivan duo

180th anniversary (Birth)

Gara <strong>Garayev</strong> Gara Garayev, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Azerbaijani composer (1918-1982)

40th anniversary (Death)

14

Fanny <strong>Mendelssohn</strong> Fanny Mendelssohn, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, German pianist and composer

175th anniversary (Death)

15

Augustinas Armonas, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Lithuanian flautist and conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

16

Otmar Suitner, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Austrian conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

John <strong>Osborn</strong> John Osborn, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, American operatic tenor

50th anniversary (Birth)

17

Marianne Fischer-Kupfer, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, German singer, opera singer and music educator

100th anniversary (Birth)

18

20

Aristide Hignard, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, opera composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

22

Jaroslav Horal, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

23

Per Grundén, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Swedish singer (1922-2011)

100th anniversary (Birth)

Daniel Deffayet, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, French musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

24

Sadao Bekku, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Japanese composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

András Kórodi, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Hungarian conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

25

Johann <strong>Nestroy</strong> Johann Nestroy, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Austrian dramatic, actor and singer

160th anniversary (Death)

26

Leonid Sobinov, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Russian opera singer

150th anniversary (Birth)

27

Joachim Raff, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Swiss composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

28

Dietrich <strong>Fischer-Dieskau</strong> Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, German lyric baritone and conductor

97th anniversary (Birth)

29

Erich Wolfgang <strong>Korngold</strong> Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, American composer of Austro-Hungarian birth

125th anniversary (Birth)

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Iannis <strong>Xenakis</strong> Iannis Xenakis, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Greek composer and architect

100th anniversary (Birth)

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31

Rafael Hernando, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Composer of zarzuelas

200th anniversary (Birth)

Rutland Barrington, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, British opera singer and actor

100th anniversary (Death)

Sara Qadimova, Celebrations (May 2022), Classical music, Azerbaijani singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

See also...

Others celebrations

Commemorations

Classical music history (timelines)

 

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