On This Day

January 1893 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's final opera "Iolanta", is first performed outside of Russia in Hamburg, Germany


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Godfried Devreese, Belgian violinist, composer (Gothic Symphony), and conductor, born in Kortrijk, Belgium (d. 1972)
  • Jan 4 Manuel Palau Boix, composer
  • Jan 5 Friedrich Blume, German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik), born in Schlüchtern, Germany (d. 1975)
  • Jan 13 Jan Evangelista Zelinka, Czech composer (Meluzina), born in Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1969)
  • Jan 15 Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1951)
  • Jan 16 Daisy Kennedy, Australian concert violinist, born in Burra-Burra (now Burra), Australia (d. 1981)
  • Jan 18 John Lawrence Seymour, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1986)
  • Jan 28 Elliot Griffis, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • Jan 29 Edric Cundell, composer
  • Jan 29 Martian Negrea, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 19 Julius Eichberg, German composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 22 Vincenz Lachner, German composer, dies at 81
  • Jan 23 Phillips Brooks, American Episcopal bishop and composer (Little Town of Bethlehem), dies at 57