Notable Musical Anniversaries - 2008

February 22nd - Adrian Boult (English conductor) died 1983
March 8th - William Walton (English composer) died 1983
April 5th - Herbert von Karajan (Austrian conductor) born 1908
April 12th - Montserrat Caballé (Spanish soprano) born 1933
May 15th - Michael William Balfe (Irish composer) born 1808
June 21st - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian composer) died 1908
June 26th - Claudio Abbado (Italian conductor) born 1933
August 26th - Ralph Vaughan Williams (English composer) died 1958
September 15th - Jenö Hubay (Hungarian composer) born 1858
September 30th - David Oistrakh (Ukrainian violinist) born 1908
November 23rd - Krzysztof Penderecki (Polish composer) born 1933
December 6th - Henryk Górecki (Polish composer) born 1933
December 10th - Olivier Messiaen (French composer) born 1908
December 11th - Elliott Carter (American composer) born 1908
December 22nd - Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) born 1858

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