Classical Composers Database News
Looking forward to 2008
Dear %3% (%2%),
In this last newsletter of the year we will look back upon 2007 and look ahead to 2008.
Composers that died this year (2007)
- Gian Carlo Menotti (1 February)
- John Thow (4 March)
- Giuseppe Giorgio Englert (29 March)
- David Farquhar (8 May)
- Louis Moyse (30 July)
- Tikhon Nikolaievich Khrennikov (14 August)
- Graham Whettam (17 August)
- Petr Eben (24 October)
- Andrew Imbrie (5 December)
- Karlheinz Stockhausen (5 December)
- András Szöllősy (6 December)
- Jiří Pauer (28 December)
Anniversaries for 2008
A selection of the composers who we will commemorate next year is:
- Jacob Obrecht (1458–1505), born 550 years ago
- Clément Janequin (1485–1558), died 450 years ago
- Giuseppe Torelli (1658–1709), born 350 years ago
- Dame Ethel Mary Smyth (1858–1944), born 150 years ago
- Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931), born 150 years ago
- Anton Diabelli (1781–1858), died 150 years ago
- Hugo Distler (1908–1942), born 100 years ago
- Leroy Anderson (1908–1975), born 100 years ago
- Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992), born 100 years ago
- Edward MacDowell (1861–1908), died 100 years ago
- Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958), died 50 years ago
...and there are many more.
If you are interestred in these list, just have a look at this page: http://www.classical-composers.org/page/calendar.
Composers playing an instrument
Last month I introduced lists of composers who also play(ed) an instrument. I received many valuable comments from you all, which helped me improve these lists. Have look a the result here: http://www.classical-composers.org/page/instrument.
Plans for the site
What can you expect from the Classical Composers Database in the coming year?
High on the wish list is a new layout and navigation. I hope I can implement this in February or March.
Further I want to add many more composition data, so that the composition search will become more useful.
I recently received a file with basic data for almost 7000 composers, many of who are not on the site yet. So, you can expect the addition of many more composer names.
And there are many more ideas for improvements in my head. Just keep coming back...
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I wish you all a healthy 2008, full of musical delights and discoveries!
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