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Events in Music

  • Jan 5 Charles Garnier's new Opera opens in Paris

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 3 Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris)

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 25 The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist.


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 11 Reinhold Glière, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1956)
  • Jan 14 Albert Schweitzer, doctor/humanitarian/organist (Nobel 1954)
  • Jan 28 Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer
  • Feb 1 Eddie Pola, composer (Lullabye of Broadway)
  • Feb 2 Fritz Kreisler, violinist/composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Feb 4 Raymond Moulaert, composer
  • Feb 7 Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer
  • Feb 7 Walter Courvoisier, composer
  • Feb 9 Sidney Hugo Nicholson, composer
  • Feb 11 Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer
  • Feb 26 Richard Wetz, composer
  • Feb 28 Viliam Figus, composer
  • Mar 7 Maurice Ravel, French composer (d. 1937)
  • Mar 9 Martin Shaw, English composer, born in London (d. 1958)
  • Mar 10 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer
  • Mar 12 Julio Garreta, composer
  • Mar 14 Norman O'Neill, English composer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1934)
  • Mar 29 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer (Miss Hook of Holland), born in London (d. 1917)
  • Apr 4 Jozef Szulc, Polish composer, born in Warsaw (d. 1956)
  • Apr 4 Pierre Monteux, French-American conductor (Boston Symph Orch 1919-24), born in Paris, France (d. 1964)
  • Apr 24 Jeno Huszka, Hungarian composer, born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 1960)
  • May 18 Guido Alberto Fano, Italian composer and pianist, born in Padua (d. 1961)
  • May 31 Italo Montemezzi, composer
  • Jun 13 Max d' Ollone, composer
  • Jun 26 Camille Zeckwer, composer
  • Jul 17 Donald Francis Tovey, Eton England, musicologist/composer
  • Jul 30 James William Tate, composer
  • Aug 6 Marcel Labey, composer
  • Aug 9 Albert William Ketelbey, Aston England, composer (Wonder Worker)
  • Aug 9 Reynaldo Hahn, French composer, conductor, music critic and diarist
  • Aug 12 Ettore Panizza, composer
  • Aug 12 Mezio Agostini, Italian composer, born in Fano, Italy (d. 1944)
  • Aug 15 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-British composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • Sep 10 Paul Scheinpflug, composer
  • Sep 17 Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer
  • Sep 22 Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, composer
  • Oct 2 Henry Fevrier, composer
  • Oct 5 Cyril Rootham, composer
  • Nov 3 Emils Darzins, composer
  • Nov 13 Rogelio del Villar, Spanish composer, born in Leon, Spain (d. 1937)
  • Dec 14 Dobri Khristov, composer
  • Dec 15 Friedrich Niggli, composer
  • Dec 22 Antoine Mariotte, French composer, born in Avignon (d. 1944)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 3 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buff), dies at 68
  • Jan 18 Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 25 Leopold Jansa, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 1 William Sterndale Bennett, composer, dies at 58
  • Feb 19 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas), dies at 76
  • Mar 10 Louis Joseph Daussoigne-Mehul, composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 18 Ferdinand Laub, composer, dies at 43
  • Mar 30 Marie Moke Pleyel, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 24 Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer, dies at 58
  • May 23 Johann Wilhelm Mangold, composer, dies at 78

Person of interestGeorges Bizet

Jun 3 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), dies at 36

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • Jun 15 Johan Peter Cronhamm, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 17 Gabor Matray, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 15 Jeanne-Louise Farrenc, composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 24 William Walker, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 28 William Howard Glover, composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 22 Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer, dies at 75