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Events in Music

  • Jan 15 Bedrich Smetana's opera "Branibori v Cechach" premieres in Prague
  • May 30 Opera "Die Verkaufte Braut" premieres (Prague)
  • Nov 17 Opera "Mignon" is produced in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 13 Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer
  • Feb 5 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer
  • Feb 10 Bror Beckman, composer
  • Feb 16 Johann Strauss III, Austrian composer and conductor (Dem Muthigen gehört die Welt), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1939)
  • Mar 18 Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, composer
  • Apr 1 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist/composer/conductor (Arlecchino), born in Empoli (d. 1924)
  • Apr 20 Victor Hollaender, German composer, born in Leobschutz, Silesia (d. 1940)
  • May 13 Ottokar Eugen Novacek, composer
  • May 17 Erik Satie, French composer (Gymnopédies), born in Honfleur, Normandy (d. 1925)
  • May 31 Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, composer
  • Jul 23 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer (L'arlesiana), born in Palmi (d. 1950)
  • Aug 5 Alfred Holy, Czech composer and harpist, born in Oporto (d. 1948)
  • Sep 10 Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin, composer
  • Sep 20 Gustave Doret, composer
  • Sep 23 Edouard Combe, composer
  • Oct 3 Learmont Drysdale, composer
  • Oct 6 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, broadcast 1st program of voice & music
  • Oct 19 Clarence Lucas, composer
  • Oct 25 Georg Alfred Schumann, German composer, born in Königstein, Saxony, Germany (d. 1952)
  • Nov 5 Daniel Protheroe, composer
  • Nov 7 Paul Lincke, German composer and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Nov 29 Waldemar von Baussnern, composer
  • Dec 2 Henry Thacker Burleigh, Erie Pa, African American composer (Springarn Medal)
  • Dec 22 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, Polish organ virtuoso and composer (1904 Organ Concerto), born in Środa,Poland (d. 1924)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 10 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer, dies at 87
  • Mar 19 Louis Clapisson, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 20 Rikard Nordraak, composer, dies at 23
  • Apr 1 Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer, dies at 98
  • Apr 15 William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, dies at 51
  • May 17 Adolf Bernhard Marx, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 23 Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer, dies at 83
  • Jul 25 Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies
  • Nov 26 Adrien Francois Servais, composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 26 Carl Jonas Love Almquist, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 3 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer, dies at 65