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Year 1905 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 14 Raymond Hubbell, Sam Shubert & Robert Smith's musical "Fontana" opens at the Lyric Theatre, NYC; runs 298 for performances
  • Jan 25 Arnold Schoenberg's "Pelleas und Melissande" premieres at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria
  • Mar 13 Mata Hari first performs her dance act at the Guimet Museum, Paris
  • Oct 1 František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to write his Piano Sonata 1. X. 1905.
  • Oct 15 Claude Debussy's symphonic sketch "La Mer" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 9 Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden
  • Dec 25 V Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste" premieres in NYC

Musicians Who Died in 1905

  • Jan 10 Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (b. 1835)
  • Jan 20 Stanislaw Pilinski, French pianist and composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 10 Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 15 Luigi Manzotti, Italian mine dancer and ballet choreographer, dies at 70
  • Mar 19 Makar Ekmalyan, Armenian composer (Patarag - Divine Liturgy of Armenia), dies at 49

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