Essential commemorations and anniversaries in classical music in 2019

Through 10 centuries, so many anniversaries to remember! Classical music covers 10 centuries of history, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. There are many opportunities each year to celebrate great composers, creations or emblematic venues of classical music. So many anniversaries! From January to December, there is always a good reason to discover a musician, to rediscover a work. And above all, 365 opportunities to be curious.

Essential celebrations in 2019

Some dates to remember in 2019:

  • 1869-03-08, Hector Berlioz (Death, 1870-01-01)
  • 1759-04-14, George Frideric Handel (Death, 1760-01-01)
  • 1809-05-31, Joseph Haydn (Death, 1810-01-01)
  • 1999-07-29, Anatoliy Solovyanenko (Death, 2000-01-01)
  • 1849-10-17, Frédéric Chopin (Death, 1850-01-01)

No fewer than 10 centenarians are expected in 2019 (and 10 multi-centenarians). This year, among the great figures of classical music to be commemorated are: Stanisław Moniuszko (May), Jacques Offenbach (June), Ruggero Leoncavallo (August), Clara Schumann (September), Leopold Mozart (November)... and many more.

And what’s going on 2020?

Frédéric <strong>Chopin</strong>
Chopin
Joseph <strong>Haydn</strong>
Haydn
George Frideric <strong>Handel</strong>
Handel
Hector <strong>Berlioz</strong>
Berlioz
Anatoliy <strong>Solovyanenko</strong>
Solovyanenko
Jacques <strong>Offenbach</strong>
Offenbach
Clara <strong>Schumann</strong>
Schumann
Leopold <strong>Mozart</strong>
Mozart
Ruggero <strong>Leoncavallo</strong>
Leoncavallo
Stanisław <strong>Moniuszko</strong>
Moniuszko

All commemorations in 2019, month by month

 

2019

February

02

Lisa Della della <strong>Casa</strong> Lisa Della della Casa, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, Swiss soprano (1919-2012)

100th anniversary (Birth)

Giovanni da <strong>Palestrina</strong> Giovanni da Palestrina, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, Italian Renaissance composer

425th anniversary (Death)

Complete works

03

Felix <strong>Mendelssohn</strong> Felix Mendelssohn, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, German composer, pianist, organist and conductor

210th anniversary (Birth)

MasterpiecesComplete works

March

08

Hector <strong>Berlioz</strong> Hector Berlioz, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, French Romantic composer

150th anniversary (Death)

MasterpiecesComplete works

April

14

George Frideric <strong>Handel</strong> George Frideric Handel, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, German, later British Baroque composer

260th anniversary (Death)

MasterpiecesComplete works

18

Franz von <strong>Suppè</strong> Franz von Suppè, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, Austrian composer and conductor

200th anniversary (Birth)

May

05

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

200th anniversary (Birth)

16

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

100th anniversary (Birth)

June

17

Galina <strong>Ustvolskaya</strong> Galina Ustvolskaya, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, Russian composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

20

Jacques <strong>Offenbach</strong> Jacques Offenbach, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, German-born French composer, cellist and impresario

200th anniversary (Birth)

MasterpiecesComplete works

July

03

Louis Théodore <strong>Gouvy</strong> Louis Théodore Gouvy, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, French composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

08

Vatroslav <strong>Lisinski</strong> Vatroslav Lisinski, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, Croatian composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

29

Anatoliy <strong>Solovyanenko</strong> Anatoliy Solovyanenko, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, Ukrainian singer

20th anniversary (Death)

August

06

Theodor W. <strong>Adorno</strong> Theodor W. Adorno, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist

50th anniversary (Death)

Barbara <strong>Strozzi</strong> Barbara Strozzi, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, Italian baroque singer and composer

400th anniversary (Birth)

09

Ruggero <strong>Leoncavallo</strong> Ruggero Leoncavallo, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, Italian composer

100th anniversary (Death)

11

Ginette <strong>Neveu</strong> Ginette Neveu, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, French musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

24

Johann <strong>Rosenmüller</strong> Johann Rosenmüller, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, German Baroque composer

400th anniversary (Birth)

September

13

Clara <strong>Schumann</strong> Clara Schumann, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, German musician and composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

17

Hildegard of <strong>Bingen</strong> Hildegard of Bingen, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, German Medieval saint, prophet, mystic and Doctor of Church

840th anniversary (Death)

Complete works

27

Adelina <strong>Patti</strong> Adelina Patti, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Death)

October

09

17

Frédéric <strong>Chopin</strong> Frédéric Chopin, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, Polish composer and pianist

170th anniversary (Death)

MasterpiecesComplete works

November

14

Leopold <strong>Mozart</strong> Leopold Mozart, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, German composer, conductor, teacher, and violinist

300th anniversary (Birth)

December

08

Mieczysław <strong>Weinberg</strong> Mieczysław Weinberg, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, Polish Soviet composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

18

Horatio <strong>Parker</strong> Horatio Parker, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, American composer and teacher

100th anniversary (Death)

22

Franz <strong>Abt</strong> Franz Abt, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, German composer and choral conductor

200th anniversary (Birth)

29

Roman Vlad, Commemorations (2019), Classical music, Italian-Romanian composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

See also...

Others commemorations and anniversaries

Classical music history (timelines)

2019 web medias retrospective

 

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