Year 1892 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 16 Opera "Werther" by Jules Massenet premieres in Vienna
  • Apr 28 1st performance of Antonín Dvořák's overture "Carnival Overture"
  • May 21 Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan
  • Aug 27 NYC's Metropolitan Opera House (opened in 1883) catches fire; takes two years to restore
  • Sep 26 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's New Marine Band, at Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Dec 18 Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres
  • Dec 18 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia, now the world's most performed ballet; his final opera "Isolanta" also premieres
  • Dec 26 Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala)

Musicians Who Died in 1892

  • Jan 10 Heinrich Ludwig Egmont Dorn, composer, dies at 91
  • Jan 13 Charles Albert White, composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 17 Alexandre Levy, Brazilian composer and pianist, dies at 27
  • Feb 11 Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, Danish organist and composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 20 Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer, dies at 41

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