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This year sees the centenary of the start of the First World War, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, and the 70th anniversary of D-Day. But there are also significant anniversaries of a host of great composers, musicians and actors. Here are 30 dates in chronological order to put in your diary.
Three giants of British music – Elgar, Holst and Delius – all died 80 years ago in 1934. Elgar’s death on 23 February is marked with concerts around the U.K. including a performance of his popular Organ Sonata at Peterborough Cathedral.
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