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Year 1892 in Music History

Events in Music


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Feb 16 Opera "Werther" by Jules Massenet premieres in Vienna

Composer Jules Massenet
Composer
Jules Massenet
  • 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 Metropolitan Opera House catches fire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 18 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia, now the world's most performed ballet; his final opera "Isolanta" also premieres

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 18 Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres

Composer Anton Bruckner
Composer
Anton Bruckner
  • Dec 26 Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala)

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Artur Rodzinski, Spalato, Dalmatia, Polish conductor/composer
  • Jan 1 Miklos Radnai, composer
  • Jan 7 Rudolf Moser, composer
  • Jan 8 Werner Wehrli, composer
  • Jan 15 Frank Hutchens, New Zealand-born composer working in Australia, born in Leeston, New Zealand (d. 1965)
  • Jan 27 Mitya Stillman, composer
  • Jan 30 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, American composer, pianist and lecturer (Tre Ritratti Characteristici), born in Delta, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • Feb 1 Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer and musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall), born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1959)
  • Feb 14 Nikolaj A. Orloff, Russian-British pianist (Chopin), born in Yelets, Oryol Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1964)
  • Mar 3 Rui Coelho, Portuguese composer, born in Alcacer do Sal (d. 1986)

Person of interestArthur Honegger

Mar 10 Arthur Honegger, Swiss composer (King David; Pacific 231), born in Le Havre, France (d. 1955)

Composer Arthur Honegger
Composer
Arthur Honegger
  • Mar 10 Eva Turner, British operatic soprano, born in Werneth, Oldham, England (d. 1990)
  • Mar 13 Alec Rowley, English composer, born in London (d. 1958)
  • Mar 16 James Petrillo, leader of the U.S. musicians union (d. 1984)
  • Mar 17 Sayed Darwish, Egyptian singer & songwriter, "father of Egyptian popular music" (Ana Haweet), born in Kôm el-Dikka, Alexandria (d. 1923)
  • Mar 19 Robert Denzler, composer
  • Mar 27 Ferde Grofé, American pianist, composer (Grand Canyon Suite), and arranger (Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue), born in New York (d. 1972)
  • Apr 6 Mateusz Glinski, composer
  • Apr 10 Victor de Sabata, Italian conductor and composer (Il Macigno), born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1967)
  • Apr 12 Johnny Dodds, American early jazz clarinetist, born in Waveland, Mississippi (d. 1940)
  • Apr 19 Germaine Tailleferre, French composer (Le Marin du Bolivar), born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne, France (d. 1983)
  • Apr 21 Jaroslav Kvapil, Czech composer, born in Fryšták, Czech Republic (d. 1959)
  • Apr 22 Nikolai Obukhov, Russian composer, born in Ol'shanka village, Kursk Province, Russian Empire (d. 1954)
  • Apr 28 Georges Antoine, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1918)
  • Apr 28 John Jacob Niles, American composer, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1980)
  • May 1 Howard Barlow, American conductor (Voice of Firestone), born in Plain City, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • May 9 Eric Westberg, Swedish composer, born in Hudiksvall, Sweden (d. 1944)
  • May 14 Arthur Vincent Lourie, Russian composer, born in Propoysk, Russia (d. 1966)
  • May 14 Felix Petyrek, Austrian composer, born in Brno, Austria (d. 1951)
  • May 18 Ezio Pinza, Italian American operatic bass singer (South Pacific; RCA Victor Show), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1957)
  • May 19 George "Pops" Foster, American jazz upright bass player, tuba player, and trumpeter, born in Macoll, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • May 22 Louis van Tulder, Dutch tenor (From Office Stool to High C), born in Amsterdam (d. 1969)
  • May 31 Louis Fourestier, French cellist, composer (Polynice; Patria), conductor (Paris Opera, 1938-65), and pedagogue (Paris Conservatoire, 1945-65), born in Montpellier, France (d. 1976)
  • May 31 Willem Ravelli, baritone singer
  • Jun 1 Samuel L M Barlow II, American composer (Mon Ami Pierrot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Jun 12 John Donald Robb, American composer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1989)
  • Jun 13 Richard M. Jones, American jazz pianist, accompanist, songwriter ("Troube In Mind"), record producer (Louis Armstrong), and label manager (Okeh; Decca;Mercuty), born in New Orleans (d. 1945)
  • Jun 18 Edward Steuermann, Austrian-American pianist and composer, born in Sambor, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1964)
  • Jun 23 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish-American pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1993)
  • Jun 30 László Lajtha, Hungarian composer, ethno-musicologist and conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1963)
  • Jul 2 Jack Hylton, English orchestra leader and impresario (Crazy Passage Show), born in Great Lever, Lancashire, England (d. 1965)
  • Jul 3 Wilhelm Rettich, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1988)
  • Jul 11 Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Italian composer (Concerto dell'albatro), born in Cuneo, Piedmont, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1965)
  • Jul 11 Hugo Myrtelius, Swedish conductor, composer, and educator, born in Nosaby, Sweden (d. 1977)
  • Jul 23 Petros John Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite), born in Nigdé (Capodocia), Turkey (d. 1977)
  • Jul 26 Philipp Jarnach, French composer, born in Noisy-le-Sec, France (d. 1982)
  • Aug 3 Oscar van Hemel, Belgian-Dutch violinist and composer, born in Antwerp (d. 1981)
  • Aug 4 Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1971)
  • Aug 14 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji [Leon Dudley Sorabji], Parsi-British pianist and composer (Opus clavicembalisticum), born in Chingford, Essex (d. 1988)
  • Aug 15 Knud Christian Jeppesen, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1974)
  • Sep 2 Felix Wolfes, composer

Person of interestDarius Milhaud

Sep 4 Darius Milhaud, French composer (Maximilien), born in Marseille, France (d. 1974)

Composer Darius Milhaud
Composer
Darius Milhaud
  • Sep 5 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Sep 9 Bruno Stürmer, German conductor, composer and educator, born in Freiburg, Germany (d. 1958)
  • Sep 17 Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch organist and composer (Ballade of Merel; Te Deum), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • Oct 12 Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1975)
  • Oct 17 Herbert Norman Howells, composer
  • Oct 17 Otakar Jeremias, composer
  • Oct 19 Ilmari Hannikainen, Finnish pianist and composer, born in Jyväskylä; (d. 1955)
  • Oct 28 Dink Johnson, American musician, born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 1954)
  • Oct 31 Olof Thiel, Swedish film score composer, under the pseudonym of Jacques Armand, born in Stockholm (d. 1978)
  • Nov 2 Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Viktoria und ihr Huzar), born in Apatin, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • Nov 17 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, born in Vienna (d. 1982)
  • Nov 24 Isidor Achron, composer
  • Nov 28 Thomas Wood, English composer, born in Chorley, Lancashire (d. 1950)
  • Dec 15 David Guion, American composer (Home on the Range), born in Ballinger, Texas (d. 1981)
  • Dec 15 José María Castro, Argentine composer, born in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires (d. 1964)
  • Dec 27 Feliks Roderyk Labunski, Polish pianist, composer and educator (Triptych Champétre), born in Ksawerynow (d. 1979)
  • Dec 30 Jaromír Fiala, Czech composer, born in Postoloprty, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)

Deaths in Music

  • 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
  • Mar 26 Anton Wallerstein, German composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 31 Adolf Rzepko, Polish composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 22 Édouard Lalo, French composer (Symphonie Espagnole; Le roi d'Ys), dies at 69
  • May 2 Wilhelm Rust, German musicologist and composer, dies at 69
  • May 5 Jan Nepomuk Škroup, Czech composer, dies at 80
  • May 6 Ernest Guiraud, French opera composer (Piccolino; Sylvie), arranger (Bizet), and teacher, dies at 54
  • Jun 9 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, German musician and composer, dies at 59
  • Aug 19 František Zdeněk Skuherský, Czech composer, dies at 62
  • Sep 11 Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel, French composer (Les trois couleurs), dies at 84
  • Sep 24 Patrick Gilmore, Irish--born American bandmaster and composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home), dies at 62
  • Dec 15 Charles Balmer, German composer, dies at 75