Essential commemorations and anniversaries in classical music in 2022

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 2022

Some dates to remember in 2022:

No fewer than 15 centenarians are expected in 2022 (and 8 multi-centenarians). This year, among the great figures of classical music to be commemorated are: Renata Tebaldi (February), Elmer Bernstein (April), Iannis Xenakis (May), E. T. A. Hoffmann (June), César Franck (December)... and many more.

And what’s going on 2023?

Franz <strong>Schubert</strong>
Schubert
Johannes <strong>Brahms</strong>
Brahms
Joseph <strong>Haydn</strong>
Haydn
Igor <strong>Stravinsky</strong>
Stravinsky
Anatoliy <strong>Solovyanenko</strong>
Solovyanenko
E. T. A. <strong>Hoffmann</strong>
Hoffmann
César <strong>Franck</strong>
Franck
Iannis <strong>Xenakis</strong>
Xenakis
Renata <strong>Tebaldi</strong>
Tebaldi
Elmer <strong>Bernstein</strong>
Bernstein

All commemorations in 2022, month by month

 

2022

January

06

Alexander <strong>Scriabin</strong> Alexander Scriabin, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Russian pianist and composer

150th anniversary (Birth)

MasterpiecesComplete works

07

Jean-Pierre <strong>Rampal</strong> Jean-Pierre Rampal, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, French flutist

100th anniversary (Birth)

23

Arthur <strong>Nikisch</strong> Arthur Nikisch, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Hungarian conductor

100th anniversary (Death)

26

Luigi <strong>Denza</strong> Luigi Denza, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Italian composer

100th anniversary (Death)

February

01

Renata <strong>Tebaldi</strong> Renata Tebaldi, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Italian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

09

Kathryn <strong>Grayson</strong> Kathryn Grayson, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, actress from the United States

100th anniversary (Birth)

29

March

April

03

Johannes <strong>Brahms</strong> Johannes Brahms, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, German composer and pianist

125th anniversary (Death)

MasterpiecesComplete works

04

Elmer <strong>Bernstein</strong> Elmer Bernstein, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, American composer and conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

12

Pietro <strong>Nardini</strong> Pietro Nardini, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Italian composer and violinist

300th anniversary (Birth)

21

Peter Abelard, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician

880th anniversary (Death)

Alessandro Moreschi, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Italian castrato singer

100th anniversary (Death)

May

27

Joachim Raff, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Swiss composer

200th anniversary (Birth)

29

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

100th anniversary (Birth)

MasterpiecesComplete works

June

05

Johann <strong>Kuhnau</strong> Johann Kuhnau, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, German composer, organist and harpsichordist

300th anniversary (Death)

18

Igor <strong>Stravinsky</strong> Igor Stravinsky, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Russian composer, pianist and conductor

140th anniversary (Birth)

MasterpiecesComplete works

20

Vittorio <strong>Monti</strong> Vittorio Monti, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Italian composer, violinist, and conductor

100th anniversary (Death)

25

E. T. A. <strong>Hoffmann</strong> E. T. A. Hoffmann, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, German Romantic author (1776-1822)

200th anniversary (Death)

30

Jiří Antonín <strong>Benda</strong> Jiří Antonín Benda, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Czech composer

300th anniversary (Birth)

August

15

Lukas <strong>Foss</strong> Lukas Foss, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, American composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

19

Felip <strong>Pedrell</strong> Felip Pedrell, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Catalan author

100th anniversary (Death)

Ivry <strong>Gitlis</strong> Ivry Gitlis, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Israeli violinist

100th anniversary (Birth)

September

25

Anatoliy <strong>Solovyanenko</strong> Anatoliy Solovyanenko, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Ukrainian singer

90th anniversary (Birth)

October

17

Luiz Bonfá, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Brazilian musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

27

Niccolò <strong>Paganini</strong> Niccolò Paganini, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer

240th anniversary (Birth)

MasterpiecesComplete works

November

04

Felix <strong>Mendelssohn</strong> Felix Mendelssohn, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, German composer, pianist, organist and conductor

175th anniversary (Death)

MasterpiecesComplete works

14

Karl Michael <strong>Ziehrer</strong> Karl Michael Ziehrer, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Austrian composer

100th anniversary (Death)

22

Fikret <strong>Amirov</strong> Fikret Amirov, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Azerbaijani composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

24

Johann Adam <strong>Reincken</strong> Johann Adam Reincken, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Dutch/German composer and organist

300th anniversary (Death)

December

03

Korla Awgust Kocor, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Sorbian composer and conductor

200th anniversary (Birth)

10

César <strong>Franck</strong> César Franck, Commemorations (2022), Classical music, Belgian-French composer, organist and music teacher

200th anniversary (Birth)

See also...

Others commemorations and anniversaries

Classical music history (timelines)

 

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