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Year 1895 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 25 New Haven Symphony Orchestra of Connecticut performs its first concert
  • Jan 26 Alexander Gretchaninov's 1st Symphony premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov conducting
  • Jan 27 Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's revival of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres in St. Petersburg
  • Mar 4 Gustav Mahler conducts the premiere of his incomplete 2nd Symphony ("Resurrection") in Berlin, Germany, with the Berlin Philharmonic; complete version debuts in December
  • Apr 14 1st performance of Gustav Mahler's (incomplete) 2nd Symphony
  • Aug 10 1st Queen's Hall Promenade Concerto (Wagner's "Rienzi")
  • Dec 13 First complete performance of Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony

Musicians Married in 1895

  • Jul 11 Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and accused spy Mata Hari (18) weds Dutch colonial army Captain Rudolph MacLeod in Amsterdam
  • Nov 20 Businessman Harvey Firestone (26) weds composer Idabelle Smith (21)

Musicians Who Died in 1895

  • Jan 10 Benjamin Louis Paul Godard, composer, dies at 45
  • Jan 22 Edward Solomon, English composer, dies at 39
  • Feb 4 Faustina Hasse Hodges, English-American composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 24 Ignaz Lachner, German composer, dies at 87
  • Mar 17 Adolphe Nibelle, French composer (Le Loup-Garou (The Werewolf)), dies at 69

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