Year 1890 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 17 Pietro Mascagni's opera "Rustic Chivalry" premieres in Rome at the Teatro Costanzi
  • Jun 9 Comic opera "Robin Hood" by Reginald De Koven, Harry B. Smith, and Clement Scott premieres in Chicago
  • Nov 4 Alexander Borodin's opera "Prince Igor" debuts at Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Dec 5 Hector Berlioz's opera "Les Troyens" premieres in Karlsruhe, Germany

Musicians Who Died in 1890

  • Jan 7 Hans Matthison-Hansen, Danish composer and organist, dies at 82
  • Jan 14 Francesco D'Arcais, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 17 Salomon Sulzer, composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 20 Franz Paul Lachner, German composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 30 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), dies at 53

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