1892 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Feb 16 Opera "Werther" by Jules Massenet premieres in Vienna
  • May 21 Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan
  • Aug 27 NYC Metropolitan Opera House catches fire

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

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Dec 18 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Nutcracker Suite" premieres

  • Dec 18 Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres
  • 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 (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)
  • Mar 10 Arthur Honegger, Swiss composer (King David, Pacific 231), born in Le Havre, France (d. 1955)
  • Mar 10 Eva Turner, British soprano
  • 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, composer
  • Mar 19 Robert Denzler, composer
  • Mar 27 Ferde Grofé, American composer, 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, [Les Six], Pau-St-Maur France, composer
  • Apr 21 Jaroslav Kvapil, composer
  • Apr 22 Nikolai Obouhov, composer
  • Apr 28 Georges Antoine, composer
  • Apr 28 John Jacob Niles, American composer, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1980)
  • May 1 Howard Barlow, Plain City Ohio, conductor (Voice of Firestone)
  • May 8 Ezio Pinza, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 9 Eric Westberg, composer
  • May 14 Arthur Vincent Lourie, composer
  • May 14 Felix Petyrek, composer
  • May 16 Richard Tauber, [Ernst Seiffert], Austria/British, tenor/conductor
  • May 22 Louis van Tulder, Dutch tenor (From Office Stool to High C)
  • May 31 Louis Fourestier, composer
  • 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 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 Laszlo Lajtha, composer
  • Jul 2 Jack Hylton, English orchestra leader/impresario (Crazy Passage Show)
  • 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 (d. 1965)
  • 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 composer, born in Antwerp (d. 1981)
  • Aug 4 Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, composer
  • 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, composer
  • Sep 2 Felix Wolfes, composer
  • Sep 4 Darius Milhaud, French composer (Maximilien), born in Marseille, France (d. 1974)
  • Sep 5 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Sep 9 Bruno Sturmer, composer
  • Sep 17 Hendrik F Andriessen, Dutch organist/composer (Ballade of Merel)
  • 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, composer
  • Oct 28 Dink Johnson, American musician (d. 1954)
  • 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 Jose Maria Castro, composer
  • Dec 27 Feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer
  • Dec 30 Jaromir Fiala, composer

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, 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 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, composer, dies at 69
  • May 2 Wilhelm Rust, composer, dies at 69
  • May 5 Jan Nepomuk Skroup, composer, dies at 80
  • May 6 Ernest Guiraud, composer, 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 S Gilmore, composer, dies at 62
  • Dec 15 Charles Balmer, German composer, dies at 75