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December 1892 in Music History

Events in Music

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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

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Dec 18 Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres

Composer Anton Bruckner
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Anton Bruckner
  • 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