December 1881 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 5 Coretté Alefred [Hardy], American-Russian-Soviet jazz, spiritual and pop lyrical and dramatic soprano, dancer, and actress, born in Churchville, New York (d. 1951)
  • Dec 19 Joseph "King" Oliver, American jazz cornet player, composer, bandleader, and mentor to Louis Armstrong, born in Aben, Louisiana (d. 1938) [1]
  • Dec 24 Bronisław Szulc, Polish conductor and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1955)
  • Dec 24 Charles Wakefield Cadman, American composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1946)