December 1892 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Dec 18 Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres at the Vienna Musikverein, with Hans Richter leading the Vienna Philharmonic

The Nutcracker

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)

Birthdays in Music

  • 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

  • Dec 15 Charles Balmer, German composer, dies at 75