On This Day

December 1882 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 10 Johannes Brahms' "Gesang der Parzen" (Song of the Fates) premieres
  • Dec 11 Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 8 Manuel Ponce, Mexican composer (Estrellita), born in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico (d. 1948)
  • Dec 9 Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist and composer (Rima), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1949)
  • Dec 16 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (d. 1967)
  • Dec 19 Walter Braunfels, composer