On This Day

Year 1898 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 26 Victor Herbert and Harry Smith's operetta "The Fortune Teller" premieres at Wallack's Theater, New York City
  • Oct 6 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Nov 22 Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)

Musicians Who Died in 1898

  • Jan 4 Frantisek Pivoda, Czech composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 11 Gaetano Capocci, Italian organist and composer (Responsori), dies at 86
  • Jan 23 W. A. Remy [Wilhelm Mayer], Austro-Bohemian composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 28 Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 21 Louis Théodore Gouvy, French-German composer, dies at 78

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