On This Day

July 1882 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Jul 26 Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Bayreuth, Germany

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 5 Inayat Khan, Indian singer, musicologist, and philosopher (founder of Sufi Order - London, 1914), born in Vadodra, Bombay State, British India (d. 1927)
  • Jul 7 Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer
  • Jul 8 Percy Grainger, Australian-American concert pianist and composer (Hill Songs; Country Garden), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Jul 10 Ima Hogg, American society leader, Texas art patron and founder of Houston Symphony, born in Mineola, Texas (d. 1975)
  • Jul 10 Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Italian composer, born in Strakonice, Czech Republic (d. 1949)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 4 Joseph Brackett, American religious leader (Shakers) and composer (Simple Gifts), dies at 85
  • Jul 12 Alfred Pease, American composer, dies at 44