November 1889 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Concert

Nov 20 Gustav Mahler premieres his 1st Symphony at the Vigadó Concert Hall, Budapest, Hungary; it is not well received and he revises it several times before publishing 9 years later

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 4 Alton Adams, American composer (1st black bandmaster in the United States Navy), born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (d. 1987)
  • Nov 16 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, Uruguayan composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1957)