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Year 1883 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 31 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Le Chasseur Maudit"
  • Apr 14 Leo Delibes' opera "Lakmé" premieres with the Opéra-Comique at the Salle Favart in Paris
  • Aug 17 The first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem, Himno Nacional
  • Oct 22 New York's original Metropolitan Opera House has its grand opening with a performance of Charles Gounod's opera "Faust"
  • Nov 5 Edward Harrigan's musical farce "Cordelia's Aspirations" premieres at Theatre Comique, NYC
  • Dec 2 Johannes Brahms' "3rd Symphony in F" premieres with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Musicians Born in 1883

  • Jan 8 Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer
  • Jan 19 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
  • Feb 2 Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer
  • Feb 11 Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer & conductor (Sulamith), born in Copenhagen (d. 1946)
  • Feb 13 Bainbridge Crist, American composer (Egyptian Impressions), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (d. 1969)

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