On This Day

December 1893 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 15 Preview performance of Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 - "New World Symphony" draws a crowd to Carnegie Hall, New York [1]
  • Dec 16 Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 - "New World Symphony" premieres at Carnegie Hall, New York

Music Premiere

Dec 23 Opera "Hansel und Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck and his sister Adelheid Wette premieres in Weimar, conducted by Richard Strauss

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Louis Freeman, Scottish band leader, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • 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, French-American conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 1931-57), born in Paris, France (d. 1972)
  • Dec 26 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, Polish/Belorussian composer, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1970)
  • Dec 26 Yury Nikolayevich Tyulin, Russian composer and music theorist, born in Reval, Russian Empire (d. 1976)

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