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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.
Strauss was one of the pre-eminent composers of opera in the early 20th century. He is known for Der Rosenkavalier and Salome, his Four Last Songs and such tone poems as Also sprach Zarathustra. He was born 150 years ago on 11 June.
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