1902 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 25 Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg
  • Feb 18 Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • Feb 28 Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo
  • Mar 8 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony
  • Mar 18 Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record

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Mar 18 Arnold Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Apr 30 Debussy's opera "Pelléas et Mélissande" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 25 Franz Lehar's opera "Wiener Frauen" premieres in Vienna

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 106

  • Jan 5 Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist/organist
  • Jan 6 Mark Brunswick, composer
  • Jan 6 Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer
  • Jan 8 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
  • Jan 9 Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • Jan 11 Maurice Durufle, French organist/composer
  • Jan 16 Evelyn Levine, composer
  • Jan 23 Benny Waters, saxophonist
  • Feb 1 Carlo Borbolla, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 1 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1967)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • Feb 5 Bronislaw Kaper, composer
  • Feb 6 George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
  • Feb 9 Blanche Calloway, US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)
  • Feb 12 William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
  • Feb 14 Fred Scott, American vocalist and actor (Melody of the Plains, Vincent Lopez), born in Fresno, California (d. 1991)
  • Feb 14 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer
  • Feb 18 Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
  • Feb 19 John Bubbles, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 21 Bob [Hijman] Scholte, Dutch vocalist [or 1909]
  • Feb 26 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
  • Mar 21 Eddie James "Son" House, folk blues musician (Delta Blues)
  • Mar 25 Sten Broman, Swedish composer and actor, born in Uppsala, Uppsala län (d. 1983)
  • Mar 28 Paul Godwin, [Goldfein], Polish/Dutch violinist
  • Mar 28 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (d. 1988)
  • Mar 29 William Walton, England, composer (Troilus & Cressida, Wise Virgins)
  • Mar 30 Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
  • Apr 2 Danilo Svara, composer
  • Apr 3 Henri Garat, French actor (Valse royale, Congress Dances), born in Paris, France (d. 1959)
  • Apr 3 Siguringi Eirikur Hjorleifsson, composer
  • Apr 8 Josef Krips, conductor (London Symph 1954-63), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Apr 9 Frantisek Suchy, composer [or April 21, 1891]
  • Apr 17 Anton Beuving, lyricist (Ketelbinkie)
  • Apr 20 Vesselin Stoyanov, composer
  • Apr 29 Theodore Chanler, composer
  • Apr 30 Andre-Francois Marescotti, composer
  • Apr 30 Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer
  • May 3 Hugo Friedhofer, composer
  • May 4 Cvjetko Rihtman, composer
  • May 16 Jan Kiepura, Polish vocalist and actor (Her Wonderful Lie, Give Us this Night), born in Sosnowiec, Poland (d. 1966)
  • May 17 John Vincent, composer
  • May 18 [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man)
  • May 23 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), born in Berlin (d. 1985)
  • May 25 Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer
  • May 27 Celius Dougherty, composer
  • May 31 Billy Mayerl, composer
  • May 31 Henk Schaer [Hendricus Schaareman], Dutch actor and conductor (Majoor Barbara, Lijmen), born in Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • May 31 Ralph Walter Wood, composer
  • Jun 6 Avraham Daus, composer
  • Jun 6 Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (d. 1947)
  • Jun 10 Gaston Brenta, composer
  • Jun 11 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, composer
  • Jun 17 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer (d. 1989)
  • Jun 19 Guy Lombardo, London Ontario Canada, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne)
  • Jun 21 Wilhelm Maler, composer
  • Jun 22 David Burns, American actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jun 26 Antonia Brico, Rotterdam Holland, conductor/pianist (Antonia)
  • Jun 26 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss Tenor
  • Jun 28 Richard Rodgers, Hammels Station NY, composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 4 George Murphy, American politician (US Senator, California), actor and dancer (MGM Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1992)

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy
  • Jul 7 James McCartney, father of Beatle Paul McCartney
  • Jul 16 Mary Philbin, American actress (Phantom of the Opera), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • Jul 18 Karel Mengelberg, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Utrecht (d. 1984)
  • Jul 18 Chill Wills, American singer and actor (Fronteir Circus, Rounders), born in Seagoville Texas (d. 1978)
  • Jul 20 Jimmy Kennedy, Irish composer (d. 1984)
  • Jul 22 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer
  • Jul 23 Walter Burle Marx, composer
  • Jul 24 Hans Chemin-Petit, composer
  • Aug 3 Judson Laire, American actor and singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • Aug 3 Ray Block, French orchestra leader (Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason)
  • Aug 6 Michal Vilec, composer
  • Aug 9 Zino Francescatti, Marseilles France, violinist (NY Phil-1939)
  • Aug 16 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer
  • Aug 18 Julius Kalas, composer
  • Aug 21 Renato Fasano, composer
  • Aug 25 Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Aug 27 Herbert Menges, composer
  • Aug 30 Arnold Maria Walter, composer
  • Sep 11 Alice Tully, singer/patroness (Carnegie Hall), born in Corning, New York
  • Sep 14 Giorgos Papasideris Greek musician (d. 1977)
  • Sep 25 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, born in Cinfalva, Hungary (d. 2005)
  • Oct 5 Michael Kondracki, composer
  • Oct 6 Mihovil Logar, composer
  • Oct 7 Willemina J H "Mascha" ter Weene, dancer/ballerina
  • Oct 15 Andrey Yakolevich Shtogarenko, composer
  • Oct 15 William Edmundson, vocalist (Southernaires), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Oct 21 Hilarion Rubio, Filipino composer, born in Bacoor, Cavite (d. 1985)
  • Oct 23 Otmar Nussio, composer
  • Oct 23 Otto J Gombosi, Hungarian/US musicologist
  • Oct 25 Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • Oct 30 Armin Kaufmann, composer
  • Nov 1 Eugen Jochum, Babenhausen Bavaria, German conductor (Hamburg Orch)
  • Nov 8 Walerian Josef Gniot, composer
  • Nov 10 Antonio Maria Valencia, Colombian composer, born in Cali, Colombia (d. 1952)
  • Nov 15 Frederico Freitas, composer
  • Nov 16 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist
  • Nov 18 Barbara Giuranna, composer
  • Nov 22 Emanuel Feuermann, Kolomea Galicia, cellist (Chicago Symph Orch)
  • Nov 27 Giuseppe Savagnone, composer
  • Dec 2 Miroslav Ponc, composer
  • Dec 3 Willem Arnold de Vries Robbe, composer

Weddings in Music

  • Mar 9 Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 18 Filippo Marchetti, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 1 Salomon Jaoassohn, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 2 Emanuil Manolov, composer, dies at 42
  • Feb 25 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 17 George William Warren, composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 6 Leopoldo Miguez, composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 18 John White, American composer, dies at 47
  • Aug 3 August Friedrich Martin Klughardt, composer, dies at 54
  • Sep 7 Franz Wullner, composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 14 Reinhold Finsterbusch, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 29 Iosif Ivanovici, composer, dies
  • Oct 24 Vladislav Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 31 Jean-Baptist Colyns, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 22 Septimus Winner, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 5 Henry Stephen Cutler, composer, dies at 78