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The World's Greatest Music
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.
One of the most important French musicians of the Baroque era, Rameau replaced Lully as the dominant composer of French opera and is also considered the leading French composer for the harpsichord of his time. He died 250 years ago on 12 September 1764.
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