On This Day

October 1887 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 6 Maria Jeritza [Jedlicka], Austrian singer (Vienna Opera)
  • 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