On This Day

December 1890 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 8 Bohuslav Martinů, Czech, composer (Hry o Marti), born in Polička, Bohemia (d. 1959)

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
  • Dec 30 Charles Cyril "Charlie" Creath, American jazz trumpeter, saxophonist, accordionist, and bandleader, born in Ironton, Missouri (d. 1951)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 21 Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist, organist, composer, and conductor, dies at 73