On This Day

December 1890 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 5 Berlioz' opera "Les Troyens" premieres in Karlsruhe

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 8 Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Policka Czechoslovakia, composer (Hry o Marti)

Person of interestCarlos Gardel

Dec 11 Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1935)

  • Dec 20 Yvonne Arnaud, French-born pianist, singer and actress (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), born in Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France (d. 1958)
  • Dec 27 Maurice Schoemaker, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 21 Niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73