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Year 1908 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 4 Brooklyn Academy of Music opens in NYC
  • Nov 14 Oscar Strauss' musical "Der tapfere Soldat" premieres in Vienna
  • Nov 16 Arturo Toscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera
  • Dec 3 Edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A performed by the HallĂ© Orchestra conducted by Hans Richter, premieres in Manchester, England

Musicians Who Died in 1908

  • Jan 23 Edward Alexander MacDowell, American composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47
  • Feb 14 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, French composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 24 Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, Ukrainian composer, dies at 66
  • Feb 28 Pauline Lucca, Austrian operatic soprano, dies at 66
  • Mar 11 Peter Milne, Scottish composer, dies at 83

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