Year 1912 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 17 1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep")
  • Jun 26 Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna, Austria with Bruno Walter conducting the Vienna Philharmonic
  • Sep 3 Arnold Schoenberg's "Funf Orchesterstucke" (Five Pieces for Orchestra) premieres in London at a Promenade Concert
  • Sep 27 W. C. Handy publishes "Memphis Blues", considered the 1st blues song
  • Oct 16 Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire," premieres at the Berlin Choralion-Saal sung by Albertine Zehme
  • Nov 7 The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio
  • Dec 12 Rudolf Friml and Otto Harbach's musical "Firefly" premieres in New York City