Year 1903 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 7 Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger" premieres in Brussels
  • Jan 13 Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown, Pennsylvania killing 170
  • Feb 11 Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna
  • Feb 18 "In Dahomey" the first African American musical to perform on Broadway opens at the New York Theater, starring George Walker and Bert Williams with music by Will Marion Cook
  • Jun 12 The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music
  • Oct 13 Victor Herbert and by Glen MacDonough's operetta "Babes in Toyland" premieres at Majestic Theater, New York City
  • Nov 15 Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
  • Nov 16 V Herbert & H Smith's musical "Babette" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 23 Enrico Caruso makes his US debut at the Metropolitan Opera House, in New York in Verdi's "Rigoletto"
  • Nov 27 Opera "Die Neugierigen Frauen" by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari is produced in Munich
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Musicians Who Died in 1903

  • Jan 28 Augusta Holmes, French composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 28 Jean Robert Planquette, French composer (Bells of Corneville), dies at 54
  • Feb 3 Frederick E Kitziger, composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 11 Henryk Szulc, Polish composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 17 Joseph Parry, Welsh composer and musician, dies at 61

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