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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 last and greatest opera "Carmen" premieres in 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, French composer and writer (Le Ménestrel), born in Besançon, France (d. 1959)
  • Jun 26 Camille Zeckwer, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1924)
  • Jul 17 Donald Francis Tovey, Eton England, musicologist/composer
  • Jul 30 James W. Tate, English composer, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire (d. 1922)
  • Aug 6 Marcel Labey, composer
  • Aug 9 Albert William Ketèlbey, British pianist and composer (In A Monastery Garden), born in Aston, Birmingham (d. 1959)
  • 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 Février, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1957)
  • Oct 5 Cyril Rootham, English composer, born in Redland, Bristol (d. 1938)
  • 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, Swedish 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, English composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 22 Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer, dies at 75