October 1887 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Oct 13 Australian soprano Nellie Melba makes her operatic debut as Gilda in "Rigoletto" at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels

  • Oct 31 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral work "Capriccio Espagnol" premieres in St Petersburg, Russia

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 6 Maria Jeritza [Marie Jedličková], Czech soprano known as the Moravian Thunderbolt (Vienna Opera, 1912-34, 1953-56; Metropolitan Opera, 1921-32, 1951); born in Brno, Moravia, Austrian Empire (d. 1982) &)
  • Oct 25 Willem Andriessen, Dutch composer and pianist (Beethoven), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1964)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 7 George James Webb, English-American composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 31 George Alexander Macfarren, British composer and musicologist, dies at 74