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Events in Music

  • Oct 6 Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
  • Dec 24 Giusseppi Verdi's "Aida" opera premieres in Cairo
  • Dec 26 Gilbert and Sullivan collaborate for the first time, on their lost opera, Thespis. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate again for four years.

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Frederick Shepherd Converse, composer, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Jan 15 Bertram Shapleigh, composer
  • Jan 22 Leon Jessel, German composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers), born in Stettin (d. 1942)
  • Jan 29 Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer
  • Feb 7 Wilhelm Stenhammar [Carl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammar], Swedish composer considered the finest Swedish pianist of his time, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1927)
  • Mar 1 Ben Harney, American composer and ragtime pianist (d. 1938)
  • Mar 28 Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Concertgebouw Orchestra, NY Philharmonic 1922-30), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • Apr 1 F Melius Christiansen, composer
  • Apr 9 Arthur Fickenscher, American composer, born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 1954)
  • Apr 16 Martin Lunssens, Belgian composer, born in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium (d. 1944)
  • Apr 21 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, born in Aachen, Rhenish Prussia (d. 1958)
  • Apr 21 Vojtech Rihovsky, composer
  • Apr 27 Arthur Finlay Nevin, composer
  • May 5 Alberto Cametti, composer
  • May 6 August Reusner, composer
  • May 23 Sigurd Lie, Norwegian composer and conductor, born in Drammen (d. 1904)
  • Jul 3 Vicente Arregui Garay, composer
  • Jul 8 Clement Harris, English composer, born in London (d. 1897)
  • Jul 22 Akos Buttykai, composer
  • Aug 1 Oskar Fried, German Russian composer, born in Berlin (d. 1941)
  • Aug 8 William Henry Squire, composer
  • Aug 16 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer
  • Sep 30 Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer
  • Oct 14 Alexander von Zemlinsky, composer (Schneeman), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 26 Hermann Löhr, British composer, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1943)
  • Nov 1 Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan, composer
  • Nov 18 Amadeo Vives, composer
  • Nov 21 Panayot Pipkov, composer
  • Dec 20 Henry Kimball Hadley, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 7 Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg, piano manufacturer (Steinway & Sons) (b. 1797)
  • Mar 20 Antonio Buzzolla, composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 5 Georg Andreas Henkel, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 8 Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 27 Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, composer, dies at 59
  • May 12 Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer, dies at 89
  • May 24 Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40
  • May 26 Aime Maillart, composer, dies at 54
  • Jul 17 Carl Tausig, Polish pianist and composer, dies of typhoid at 29
  • Sep 3 Vaclav Horak, composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 8 Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 12 Karl Collan, Finnish composer, dies at 43
  • Sep 26 Philip Cipriani Hambly Potter, composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 29 Ferdinand Marcucci, composer, dies at 71