1877 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Apr 19 Opera "Les Cloches de Cornerville" is produced (Paris)
  • Apr 27 Opera "Le Roi de Lahore" is produced in Paris

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 20 Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B premieres

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert
  • Dec 2 Camille Saint-Saëns' opera "Samson et Dalila" premieres in Weimar
  • Dec 16 Anton Bruckner's 3rd Symphony in D, premieres
  • Dec 30 Johnannes Brahms' 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), born in Spennymoor, Durham, England (d. 1877)
  • Jan 17 Hans Jelmoli, Swiss pianist and composer, born in Zurich (d. 1936)
  • Jan 20 Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Feb 1 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer
  • Feb 7 Feliks Nowowiejski, composer
  • Feb 13 Jazeps Medins, composer
  • Feb 19 Louis Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera)
  • Feb 24 Rudolph Ganz, Swiss-born American composer, born in Zurich (d. 1972)
  • Feb 25 Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1935)
  • Feb 26 Russell Alexander, composer
  • Feb 28 Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer
  • Mar 4 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer
  • Apr 2 Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik)
  • Apr 23 Arthur Farwell, composer
  • Apr 24 Charles Cuvillier, composer
  • May 10 Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar, composer
  • May 25 Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale)
  • May 26 Isadora Duncan, American free form/interpretative dancer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1927)
  • Jun 14 Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano (d. 1970)
  • Jun 23 Blair Fairchild, composer
  • Jun 23 Hermann Stephani, composer
  • Jul 6 David Stanley Smith, American composer (Merrymount), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1949)
  • Jul 13 Karl Erb, German tenor
  • Jul 27 Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian composer and conductor (d. 1960)
  • Aug 16 Karl L Hoschna, composer
  • Sep 6 Petar Stojanovic, Serbian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1957)
  • Sep 6 Buddy Bolden, African-American jazz musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1931)
  • Sep 9 Jesus Castillo, Guatemalan composer, born in Guatemala (d. 1946)
  • Sep 17 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, born in Gien, Loire (d. 1930)
  • Sep 18 Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest/songwriter (Under the Snow)
  • Sep 20 Armand Louis Joseph Marsick, composer
  • Sep 26 Alfred Cortot, French pianist
  • Oct 11 John Parsons Beach, American composer, born in Gloversville, New York (d. 1953)
  • Oct 20 Josephine McGill, composer
  • Oct 24 Pavel Grigor'yevich, composer
  • Nov 1 Roger Quilter, British composer
  • Nov 7 Henry Balfour Gardiner, English composer and musician, born in Kensington, England (d. 1950)
  • Nov 21 Louis Campbell-Tipton, US composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1921)
  • Nov 21 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, composer (d. 1933)
  • Dec 8 Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer
  • Dec 13 Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, composer
  • Dec 14 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music writer/composer (Leiecyclys)
  • Dec 18 Max Pallenberg, Austrian extempore farce actor (Morn to Midnight), husband of Operetta star Fritzi Massary, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1934)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 6 Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (37) weds Antonina Miliukova (29) at the Church of Saint George in Moscow, Russia


Deaths in Music

  • Jan 11 Pietro Romani, composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 1 Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 12 Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer, dies at 52
  • Mar 28 Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer, dies at 77
  • Apr 7 Errico Petrella, composer, dies at 63
  • May 14 John Roberts, Welsh composer, minister and poet, dies at 54
  • Jun 3 Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1800)
  • Aug 3 Karl Georg Lickl, composer, dies at 75
  • Sep 12 Julius Reitz, composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 14 Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 28 Johann Herbeck, composer, dies at 45
  • Nov 13 Pietro Coppola, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 10 Federico Ricci, composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 31 Alberto Mazzucato, composer, dies at 64