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December 1883 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Dec 2 Johannes Brahms' "3rd Symphony in F" premieres with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Romanos Hovakimi Melik'yan, composer
  • Dec 3 Anton (Friedrich Wilhelm) von Webern, Austrian 12-tone composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1945)
  • Dec 14 Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, born in Smyrna, Greece (d. 1962)
  • Dec 22 Edgard Varèse, French-American composer (Ionisation; Poème électronique), born in Burgundy, France (d. 1965)
  • Dec 25 Fran Lhotka, Czech composer, born in Mladá Vožice (d. 1962)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 25 Marek Konrad Sokolowski, Polish guitarist and composer, dies at 65