October 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.

October 2018 : essential commemorations

2018 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In October 2018, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Bent Lorentzen (0th anniversary, Death), Montserrat Caballé (0th anniversary, Death), Hubert Parry (100th anniversary, Death), Pedro Gailhard (100th anniversary, Death), Ellen Faull (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? November 2018... In a year? October 2019...

Montserrat <strong>Caballé</strong>
Caballé
Hubert <strong>Parry</strong>
Parry

Day by day, all celebrations for October 2018

 

October 2018

03

Else Liebesberg, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Austrian singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

07

Hubert <strong>Parry</strong> Hubert Parry, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, English composer, teacher and historian of music (1848-1918)

100th anniversary (Death)

09

Einojuhani <strong>Rautavaara</strong> Einojuhani Rautavaara, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Finnish composer (1928–2016)

90th anniversary (Birth)

12

Pedro Gailhard, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, French opera singer and theatre director

100th anniversary (Death)

Hirofumi Yoshida, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Japanese conductor

50th anniversary (Birth)

Émile Étienne Guimet, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, French businessman

100th anniversary (Death)

13

Carlos Marín, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Spanish singer

50th anniversary (Birth)

14

Jacques <strong>Arcadelt</strong> Jacques Arcadelt, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Netherlandish composer of the Renaissance

450th anniversary (Death)

15

Antonio Cotogni, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Italian opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

Alexander Dreyschock, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Czech composer and pianist

200th anniversary (Birth)

16

Géori Boué, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, French opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

17

Ludvík Lošťák, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Czech poet and composer

100th anniversary (Death)

18

Charles <strong>Gounod</strong> Charles Gounod, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, French composer (1818-1893)

125th anniversary (Death)

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František Picka, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Czech conductor, composer, choirmaster and organist

100th anniversary (Death)

20

Ivo <strong>Pogorelić</strong> Ivo Pogorelić, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Croatian pianist

60th anniversary (Birth)

21

Helene Harlaß, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, stage actor, opera singer

200th anniversary (Death)

23

Jean Absil, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Belgian composer, organist, and professor

125th anniversary (Birth)

Giovanni Rovetta, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Italian composer

350th anniversary (Death)

24

Charles <strong>Lecocq</strong> Charles Lecocq, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, French composer

100th anniversary (Death)

Karel Bastl, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Czech violinist and composer

100th anniversary (Death)

26

Eric Ericson, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Swedish conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

27

Vanessa <strong>Vanessa-Mae</strong> Vanessa Vanessa-Mae, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, British violinist

40th anniversary (Birth)

28

Michel <strong>Blavet</strong> Michel Blavet, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, French flutist and composer

250th anniversary (Death)

Erling Krogh, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Norwegian singer

50th anniversary (Death)

Lillian Polychron Hansen, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Norwegian opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

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Théophile <strong>Laforge</strong> Théophile Laforge, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, French musician

100th anniversary (Death)

Philippe de <strong>Vitry</strong> Philippe de Vitry, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, French composer, music theorist and poet

725th anniversary (Birth)

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Dagmar Hermann, Celebrations (October 2018), Classical music, Austrian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

See also...

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