December 1890 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Dec 5 Hector Berlioz's opera "Les Troyens" premieres in Karlsruhe, Germany

Birthdays in Music

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

Carlos GardelCarlos Gardel (1890-1935)

Dec 11 Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 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, Belgian progressive classical composer (Feu d’Artifice - Fireworks), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 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