On This Day

August 27, 1900 in Music History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Music

  • Gabriel Fauré's grand cantata "Prométhée" premieres at Arènes de Béziers, France; performance involved almost 800 singers and musicians (including two wind bands and 15 harps) and an audience of 10,000

Birthdays in Music

  • Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, Russian composer, teacher, and conductor (Georgian State Orchestra, 1952-65), born in Kvemo-Khviti, Georgia (d. 1965)