October 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.

October 2019 : essential commemorations

2019 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In October 2019, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Gia Kancheli (0th anniversary, Death), Geneviève Joy (100th anniversary, Birth), Marcello Giordani (0th anniversary, Death), Elisabeth Schärtel (100th anniversary, Birth), Manuel Ausensi (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 2019... In a year? October 2020...

Gia <strong>Kancheli</strong>
Kancheli
Marcello <strong>Giordani</strong>
Giordani

Day by day, all celebrations for October 2019

 

October 2019

01

André <strong>Rieu</strong> André Rieu, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Dutch violinist and conductor

70th anniversary (Birth)

02

Ton <strong>Koopman</strong> Ton Koopman, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Dutch conductor, organist and harpsichordist

75th anniversary (Birth)

04

Geneviève Joy, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, French musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

06

Elisabeth Schärtel, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

07

Mario <strong>Lanza</strong> Mario Lanza, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, American tenor and actor

60th anniversary (Death)

08

Eduardo Ciannelli, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Italian actor (1889-1969)

50th anniversary (Death)

Manuel Ausensi, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Spanish singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

10

Miroslav Kubíček, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Czech music educator and composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

12

André Casanova, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, French composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

13

Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, French organ builder

120th anniversary (Death)

14

Antonio <strong>Cesti</strong> Antonio Cesti, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Italian composer

350th anniversary (Death)

Juraj Wiedermann, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, opera singer, singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Joseph de Pasquale, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, American musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

Marcus Paus, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Norwegian composer

40th anniversary (Birth)

Ludwig Strakosch, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, singer, opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

16

Jan Dismas <strong>Zelenka</strong> Jan Dismas Zelenka, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Czech baroque composer

340th anniversary (Birth)

Marinus Snoeren, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Dutch cellist and music educator

100th anniversary (Birth)

Alexandro Marie Antoin Fridzeri, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Italian musician, mandolin virtuoso

200th anniversary (Death)

17

Pavel <strong>Haas</strong> Pavel Haas, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Czech composer

75th anniversary (Death)

Karl Terkal, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Austrian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Irmgard Arnold, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

18

Viktor <strong>Ullmann</strong> Viktor Ullmann, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Austrian composer

75th anniversary (Death)

Camilla Williams, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, American operatic soprano

100th anniversary (Birth)

20

Lia Origoni, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Italian actress and singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

22

Nadia <strong>Boulanger</strong> Nadia Boulanger, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, French musician and teacher

40th anniversary (Death)

Raymond <strong>Leppard</strong> Raymond Leppard, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, British conductor and harpsichordist

Death

Louis <strong>Spohr</strong> Louis Spohr, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, German composer, violinist and conductor

160th anniversary (Death)

Hans <strong>Zender</strong> Hans Zender, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, German conductor and composer

Death

Mei Lanfang, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Peking opera artist (1894-1961)

125th anniversary (Birth)

24

Duchess Anna Amalia of <strong>Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel</strong> Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, German princess, composer, editor

280th anniversary (Birth)

Carl Ditters von <strong>Dittersdorf</strong> Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Austrian composer, violinist and silvologist

220th anniversary (Death)

26

27

Michel Schwalbé, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Polish violinist and concertmaster

100th anniversary (Birth)

29

Anna <strong>Mozart</strong> Anna Mozart, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Austrian musician

190th anniversary (Death)

31

<strong>Leo</strong>nardo <strong>Leo</strong> Leonardo Leo, Celebrations (October 2019), Classical music, Italian composer

275th anniversary (Death)

See also...

Others celebrations

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Classical music history (timelines)

 

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