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December 1881 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 Opera "Hérodiade" by Jules Massenet is produced in Brussels

Composer Jules Massenet
Composer
Jules Massenet

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 19 Joseph "King" Oliver, American jazz cornet player, composer, bandleader, and mentor to Louis Armstrong, born in Aben, Louisiana (d. 1938)
  • Dec 24 Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1955)
  • Dec 24 Charles Wakefield Cadman, American composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1946)