1876 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Apr 8 Amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda" premieres in Milan

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Apr 22 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky completes his ballet "Swan Lake"

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Aug 13 The Bayreuth Festspielhaus opens with the first complete performance of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle

Composer Richard Wagner
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Richard Wagner
  • Aug 16 Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
  • Aug 17 Wagner's opera "Götterdämmerung" premieres in Bayreuth
  • Nov 4 Johannes Brahms' 1st Symphony in C premieres in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden
  • Nov 17 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 7 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer
  • Jan 12 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, born in Venice, Italy
  • Jan 20 Józef Hofmann, Polish pianist (d. 1967)
  • Jan 29 Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer
  • Jan 29 [William] Havergal Brian, British composer ("Gothic" symphony), born in Dresden, Staffordshire (d. 1972)
  • Feb 4 Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer
  • Feb 20 Théodore "Fyodor" Akimenko, Ukrainian composer, born in Kharkiv Drapeau, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • Feb 23 Wadih Sabra, Lebanese composer (Kulluna lil Watan), born in Beirut (d. 1952)
  • Feb 24 Jean Poveigh, composer
  • Feb 28 John Alden Carpenter, composer (Sea Drift), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 8 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Puccini's Turandot), born in Posillipo, Italy (d. 1954)
  • Mar 11 Charles "Carl" Ruggles, American composer (Evocations), born in Marion, Massachusetts (d. 1927)
  • Mar 17 Frederic Ayers, composer
  • Apr 5 Patrick Vretblad, Swedish composer, born in Svartnäs, Sweden (d. 1953)
  • Apr 25 Rubén M. Campos, Mexican novelist (Claudio Oranos) and musicologist (El folklore y la musica mexicana), born in Ciudad Manuel Doblado, Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1945)
  • May 13 Raoul Laparra, composer
  • May 20 John Owen Jones, composer
  • May 29 Jan Ingenhoven, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Breda (d. 1951)
  • Jun 2 Hakon Borresen, composer
  • Jun 5 Tony Jackson, American musician, born in New Orleans (d. 1920)
  • Jun 12 Narciso Garay, Panamanian composer, born in Panama (d. 1953)
  • Jul 17 Vittorio Gnecchi, composer
  • Jul 23 William Gillies Whittaker, composer
  • Jul 26 Ernest Schelling, American composer and conductor (Victory Ball), born in Belvidere, New Jersey (d. 1939)

Person of interestMata Hari

Aug 7 Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle], Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German WWI spy, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1917)

Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari
  • Sep 11 Alfonso Broqua, composer
  • Sep 12 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1954)
  • Sep 15 Bruno Walter, [B W Schlesinger], conductor (NY Phil), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Oct 10 Walter Niemann, composer
  • Nov 2 Eugeniusz Morawski-Dabrowa, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1948)
  • Nov 23 Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (d. 1946)
  • Dec 7 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven-Archiv)
  • Dec 11 Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, composer
  • Dec 19 Carlo Gatti, Italian composer (d. 1965)
  • Dec 29 Pablo Casals [Pau Casals i Defilló], Spanish cellist, conductor and composer, born in Vendrell, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1973)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 10 Charles EH de Coussemaker, Belgian musicologist/historian, dies at 70
  • Feb 10 Johan August Soderman, composer, dies at 43
  • Feb 21 Henry John Gauntlett, English organist and composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 28 Charles Edward Horsley, composer, dies at 53
  • Mar 4 Alfred Holmes, English violinist and composer, dies at 38
  • Mar 5 Marie d'Agoult, [pen name Daniel Stern], French author and mother of composer Franz Liszt's children, dies at 70
  • Mar 19 Jozef Stefani, Polish composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 16 Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 19 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, composer, dies at 65
  • May 7 Franz count of Pocci, German artist/composer (Alchemist), dies at 69
  • Jun 18 August Rockel, composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 25 John Patton, trumpeter, dies at Little Bighorn
  • Jun 28 August W Ambros, Austria musicologist, dies at 59
  • Jul 8 Josef Dessauer, composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 24 Thomas Molleson Mudie, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 1 Henri-Jerome Bertini, composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 29 Jacques Gregoir, composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 3 Hermann Goetz, German composer, dies at 35