1891 in Music

Events in Music


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May 5 Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is guest conductor

  • May 6 Conductors on London General Omnibus Company go on strike
  • May 15 Jules Massenet's opera "Griselde" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 8 Alexander Gray, American actor (Sally, This is Music), born in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania (d 1976)
  • Jan 20 Mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist
  • Jan 21 Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer
  • Jan 21 Timothy Mather Spelman, composer
  • Jan 28 Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer
  • Jan 31 Max Drischner, composer
  • Feb 7 Joachim Stutschewsky, composer
  • Feb 8 Edgar Palm, Curacao, pianist/composer
  • Feb 12 Maurice Yvain, French operetta composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1965)
  • Feb 22 Lucien Cailliet, composer
  • Feb 27 Georges E Migot, French composer
  • Mar 3 Federico Moreno Torroba, composer
  • Mar 23 Catherine Murphy Urner, composer
  • Mar 31 Erich Walter Sternberg, composer
  • Apr 15 Vaino Raitio, composer
  • Apr 23 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), born in Sontsovka, Ukraine (d. 1953)
  • May 4 Frederick Jacobi, composer
  • May 14 Egon Kornauth, composer
  • May 22 Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist (d. 1963)
  • May 27 Claude Adonai Champagne, composer
  • Jun 2 Ernst Kunz, Swiss composer, born in Bern (d. 1980)
  • Jun 4 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1945)
  • Jun 6 Istvan Kardos, composer
  • Jun 7 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1951)
  • Jun 9 Cole Porter, Indiana, composer/lyricist (Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate)
  • Jun 10 Al Dubin, Swiss songwriter (Tiptoe Thru the Tulips)
  • Jun 18 Con Conrad, American songwriter and producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1938)
  • Jun 21 Hermann Scherchen, conductor (Nature of Music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jun 26 Heinrich Lemacher, composer
  • Jul 13 Franco Casavola, composer
  • Aug 2 Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, composer (Olympians), born in London, England
  • Aug 2 Mihail Jora, Romanian composer, born in Roman (d. 1971)
  • Aug 8 Adolf Busch, German violinist (d. 1952)
  • Aug 9 Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator
  • Aug 14 Marinus de Jong, composer
  • Aug 24 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer
  • Aug 25 Alberto Savinio [Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico], Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), born in Athens (d. 1952)
  • Aug 25 Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer
  • Aug 25 Samuel Gardner, American composer, born in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine (d. 1984)
  • Sep 11 Noel Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • Sep 12 Adolph Weiss, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1971)
  • Sep 16 Czeslaw Josef Marek, composer
  • Sep 22 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
  • Sep 29 Fabien Sevitzky [Koussevitzky], Russian-American conductor (Indianapolis Symphony), born in Vishny Volotchok, Russia (d. 1967)
  • Oct 13 Ludwig Weber, composer
  • Oct 18 Vaclav Kalik, composer
  • Oct 21 Ted Shawn, US dancer/choreographer (Dance We Must)
  • Oct 22 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, composer
  • Nov 1 Dirk Vollenhoven, Dutch composer/philosopher
  • Nov 4 Miroslav Krejci, Czech composer
  • Nov 10 Carl Stalling, American film composer, born in Lexington, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Nov 17 Guido Pannain, composer
  • Nov 22 Bengt Axel von Torne, composer
  • Nov 29 Richard Frank Donovan, composer
  • Dec 15 A. P. (Alvin) Carter, Virginia, American musician (Carter Family)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 5 Emma Abbott, American soprano (b. 1849)
  • Jan 7 Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert, composer, dies at 79
  • Jan 8 Fredrik Pacius, composer, dies at 81
  • Jan 16 Clement Léo Delibes, French romantic composer (Coppélia, Sylvia, Le roi l'a dit ,Lakmé), dies at 54
  • Jan 17 Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 21 Calixa Lavallee, Canadian composer (O Canada), dies at 48
  • Apr 15 Stephen Albert Emery, American composer and pianist, dies at 49
  • Apr 17 Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer, dies at 77
  • May 23 Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer, dies at 73
  • May 26 Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 14 Nicolo Gabrielli, composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 23 Francis Henry Brown, composer, dies at 73
  • Jun 24 Ann Mounsey, English composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 28 Jose Inzenga y Castellanos, composer, dies at 63
  • Jul 3 Stefano Golinelli, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 4 Frederic Louis Ritter, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 21 Franco Faccio, Italian composer and conductor, dies at 51
  • Aug 5 Henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73
  • Sep 2 Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 23 Holger Simon Paulli, composer, dies at 81
  • Dec 28 Alfred Cellier, composer, dies at 47