On This Day

December 1893 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 16 Anton Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "New World Symphony" premieres at Carnegie Hall, New York
  • Dec 23 Opera "Hansel und Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck and his sister Adelheid Wette premieres in Weimar, conducted by Richard Strauss

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Louis Freeman, band leader
  • Dec 2 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer (Bio in Sonata Form), born in Kremenchuk, Russia (d. 2002) (birth date uncertain)
  • Dec 10 Walter Rein, German composer, born in Stotternheim (d. 1955)
  • Dec 16 Vladimir Golschmann, conductor with Immortal Downbeat, born in Paris, France
  • Dec 26 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer
  • Dec 26 Yury Nikolayevich Tyulin, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Eduard Franck, German composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 9 George Elvey, English composer, dies at 77
  • Dec 22 Benedikt Randhartinger, Austrian composer, dies at 91