On This Day

October 1883 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 22 New York's original Metropolitan Opera House has its grand opening with a performance of the opera "Faust"

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 5 Charles Maduro, Antillean composer, born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles (d. 1947)
  • Oct 8 Dick Burnett, American musician ("Man of Constant Sorrow"), born in Monticello, Kentucky (d. 1977)
  • Oct 11 Archibald T Davison, American musicologist and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • Oct 22 Viktor Jacobi, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 15 Francesco Schira, Maltese-born composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 29 Friedrich Robert Volkmann, German composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 30 Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Austrian lawyer and composer, dies at 80