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Year 1902 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 8 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony, his most popular, by the Helsinki Philharmonic Society
  • Mar 18 Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record
  • Apr 30 Claude Debussy's only completed opera "Pelléas et Mélisande" premieres in Paris
  • Jun 16 "The Wizard of Oz" musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 29 Scot Joplin copyrights "The Entertainer" and several other piano rag compositions through the US Copyright Office
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Musicians Married in 1902

  • Mar 9 Austrian composer Gustav Mahler (41) marries Alma Schindler (22) in Vienna, Austria

Musicians Who Died in 1902

  • Jan 18 Filippo Marchetti, Italian opera composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 1 Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist & composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 2 Emanuil Manolov, composer, dies at 42
  • Feb 25 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, Austrian zither player and composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 17 George William Warren, American hymn composer, dies at 73

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