Year 1882 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 13 Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"
  • Feb 10 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Snyegurochka" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Jul 26 Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Bayreuth, Germany
  • Aug 20 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuts in Moscow
  • Nov 5 Bedřich Smetana's "Má Vlast" premieres at Žofín Palace, Prague
  • Dec 10 Johannes Brahms' choir and orchestra piece "Gesang der Parzen" (Song of the Fates) premieres in Basel
  • Dec 11 Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"

Musicians Married in 1882

  • Dec 22 Australian soprano Nellie Melba (21) weds Charles Nesbitt Frederick Armstrong in Brisbane; separate in 1883, marriage dissolved in 1900

Musicians Who Died in 1882

  • Jan 21 Anton Emil Titl, Austrian composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 25 Peter Singer, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 2 Fabio Campana, composer, dies at 63
  • Feb 3 Guglielmo Quarenghi, Italian composer and cellist, dies at 55
  • Feb 11 Gustav Schmidt, composer, dies at 65

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