Great
Classical Music
Composers

Composer Anniversaries

Here is a monthly calendar of composer anniversaries - births and deaths of famous classical composers.
Click on the ones in blue to go to our profiles for more information about that composer.

January
Great Classical Composer
Anniversaries

1/1/1782 J C Bach died
2/1/1837 Balakirev born
2/1/1905 M Tippett born
4/1/1710 Pergolesi born
6/1/1838 Max Bruch born
7/1/1899 Poulenc born
8/1/1713 Corelli died
8/1/1990 M Tippett died
11/1/1801 Cimarosa died
16/1/1886 Ponchielli died
16/1/1891 Delibes died
17/1/1751 Albinoni died
18/1/1835 Cesar Cui
born
23/1/1981 S.Barber died
27/1/1756 Mozart born
27/1/1813Verdi died
29/1/1862 Delius born
30/1/1963 Poulenc died
31/1/1797 Schubert born

February
Great Classical Composer
Anniversaries

2/02/1594 Palestrina died
3/02/1809 Mendelssohn born
7/02/1652 Allegri died

13/02/1883 Wagner died
15/02/1857 Glinka died
17/2/1653 Corelli born
20/2/1961 P.Grainger died

23/2/1934 Elgar died
23/2/1685 Handel born
27/2/1887 Borodin died
29/2/1792 Rossini born

March
Great Classical Composer
Anniversaries

?/03/1706 Pachelbel died
1/03/1810 Chopin born
2/03/1824 Smetana born
4/03/1678 Vivaldi born
5/03/1887 Villa-Lobos born
5/03/1953 Prokofiev died
6/03/1932 Sousa died
7/03/1875 Ravel born
8/03/1566 Gesualdo born
8/03/1869 Berlioz died
8/03/ 1983 Walton died
16/03/1736 Pergolesi died
18/03/1844 Rimsky-Korsakov born 21/03/1685 J S Bach born
21/03/1839 Mussorgsky born
22/03/1687 Lully died
24/03/1916 Granados died
25/03/1881 Bartok born
25/03/1918 Debussy died
26/03/1827 Beethoven died 28/03/1881 Mussorgsky died
28/03/1943 Rachmaninoff died
29/03/1902 Walton born
31/03/1732 Haydn born

April
Great Classical Composer
Anniversaries

01/04/1873 Rachmaninoff born
01/04/1917 Scott Joplin died
03/04/1897 Brahms died
06/04/1971 Stravinsky died
08/04/1848 Donizetti died
14/04/1759 Handel died
18/04/1936 Respighi died
23/04/1858 Ethel Smyth born
23/04/1857 Leoncavallo born
23/04/1891 Prokofiev born
27/04/1915 Scriabin died
27/04/1992 Messiaen died

May
Great Classical Composer
Anniversaries

01/05/1904 Dvorak died
01/05/1978 Khachaturian died
07/05/1833 Brahms born
07/05/1840 Tchaikovsky born
08/05/1944 Ethel Smyth died 
12/05/1845 Faure born
12/05/1884 Smetana died
13/05/1842 Sullivan born
15/05/1567 Monteverdi born
17/05/1866 Satie born
18/05/1909 Albeniz died
18/05/1911 Mahler died
19/05/1954 Ives died
20/05/1896 Clara Schumann died
22/05/1813 Wagner born
25/05/1934 Holst died
27/05/1840 Paganini died
29/05/1860 Albeniz born
31/05/1809 Haydn died

June
Great Classical Composer
Anniversaries

01/06/1804 Glinka born
02/06/1857 Elgar born
03/06/1875 Bizet died
03/06/1899 Strauss J died
06/06/1903 Khachaturian born
08/06/1810 Schumann born
21/06/1908 Rimsky Korsakov died
10/06/1934 Delius died
11/06/1864 Strauss R. born
14/06/1671 Albinoni born
15/06/1843 Grieg born
17/06/1818 Gounod born
17/06/1882 Stravinsky born
20/06/1819 Offenbach born
25/06/1767 Telemann died

July
Great Classical Composer
Anniversaries

Births
2/07/1714 Gluck
3/07/1854 Janacek
7/07/1860 Mahler
8/07/1882 Percy Grainger
9/07/1879 Respighi
10/07/1895 Carl Orff
27/07/1867 Granados
Deaths
1/07/1925 Satie
4/07/1623 William Byrd
6/07/1999 Rodrigo

11/07/1937 Gershwin
13/07/1951 Schoenberg
23/07/1757 Domenico Scarlatti
27/07/1924 Busoni
28/07/1741 Vivaldi
28/07/1750 Bach
29/07/1856 Schumann
31/07/1886 Liszt


August
Great Classical Composer
Anniversaries

Births
?/08/1653 Pachelbel
18/08/1750 Salieri
22/08/1862 Debussy
22/08/1928 Stockhausen
25/08/1918 Bernstein
31
/08/1834 Ponchielli
Deaths
2/08/1945 Mascagni
8/08/1975 Shostakovich
09/08/1919 Leoncavallo
10/08/1928 Janacek
12/08/1992 John Cage
13/08/1912 Massanet
26/08/1958 Vaughan Williams
28/08/1959 Martinu


September
Great Classical Composer
Anniversaries

4/9/1824 Bruckner born
4/9/1892 Milhaud born
4/9/1907 Grieg died
5/9/1735 J Christian Bach born
5/9/1912 John Cage born
8/9/1813 Gesualdo died
8/9/1841 Dvorak born
8/9/1949 Richard Strauss died
10/9/1659 Purcell born
13/9/1819 Clara Schumann born
13/9/1874 Schoenberg born
17/9/1179 Hildegard von Bingen died
20/9/1957 Sibelius died
21/9/1874 Holst born
23/9/1836 Bellini died
25/9/1906 Shostakovich born
25/9/1849 J Strauss Sr died
26/9/1898 Gershwin born
26/9/1945 Bartok died

October
Great Classical Composer
Anniversaries

1/10/1865 Paul Dukas born
2/10/1920 Max Bruch died
3/10/1931 Carl Nielsen died
5/10/1880 Offenbach died
9/10/1813 Verdi born
9/10/1835 Saint-Saëns born
11/10/1896 Bruckner died
12/10/1872 Vaughan Williams born
14/10/1990 Bernstein died
17/10/1849 Chopin died
18/10/1893 Gounod died
20/10/1874 Charles Ives born
22/10/1811 Liszt born
24/10/1725 A Scarlatti died
25/10/1825 J Strauss Jr born
25/10/1838 Bizet born
26/10/1685 D Scarlatti born
27/10/1782 Paganini born

November
Great Classical Composer
Anniversaries

3/11/1801 Bellini born
4/11/1847 Mendelssohn died
4/11/1924 Fauré died
6/11/1854 Sousa born
6/11/1893 Tchaikovsky died
8/11/1890 César Franck died
12/11/833 Borodin born
13/11/1868 Rossini died
14/11/1805 Fanny Mendelssohn born
14/11/1900 Copland born
14/11/1946 Manuel de Falla died
15/11/1787 Gluck died
17/11/1959 Villa-Lobos died
18/11/1786 Weber born
19/11/1828 Schubert died
20/11/1894 A.Rubinstein died
21/11/1695 Purcell died
22/11/1900 A.Sullivan died
22/11/1901 Rodrigo born
22/11/1913 Britten born
23/11/1876 Manuel de Falla born
23/11/1585 Thomas Tallis died
24/11/1868 Scott Joplin born
28/11/1829 A.Rubinstein born
29/11/1643 Monteverdi died
29/11/1797 Donizetti born
29/11/1924 Puccini died


December
Great Classical Composer
Anniversaries

2/12/1990 Copland died
4/12/1976 Britten died
5/12/1791 Mozart died
5/12/2007 Stockhausen died
7/12/1863 Mascagni born
8/12/1865 Sibelius born
8/12/1890 Martinu born
10/12/1822 César Franck born
10/12/1908 Messiaen born
11/12/1803 Berlioz born
16/12/1770 Beethoven born
16/12/1921 Saint Saëns died
17/12/1749 Cimarosa born
22/12/1858 Puccini born
25/12/1871 Scriabin born
28/12/1937 Ravel died



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