Celebrate Music in 2018
Music Anniversaries in 2018
The year 2018 marks the anniversary of a number of remarkable music events and people. The pages in this collection travel back through history to look at some of the Smithsonian collections that relate to notable music events and people 50, 100, 150, 200, and 250 years ago. Click on one of the slides or the link below to explore more.
Essays reaching into music history
The essays below take a more in-depth look at some of the events and people highlighted in the collection, Music Anniversaries in 2018.
1968 - "Peace Songs of the 1960s"
1918 - "Women in World War I"
1868 - "William Steinway and Richard Wagner"
1818 - "Western Music in Meiji Japan"
1768 - "Mozart: In Search of the Roots of Genius"
Albums related to Music Anniversaries of 2018 Collection
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This spotlight was created by Kate Duffus Stein on behalf of Smithsonian Music.