Year 1913 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 3 Golden and Cawthorne's musical "Sunshine Girl" premieres in New York City
  • Mar 4 Gabriel Faure's opera "Pénélope", based on Homer's "The Odyssey", premieres at the Salle Garnie, in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • May 29 Igor Stravinsky's avant-garde ballet score "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring) for the Ballets Russes premieres at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, provoking a riot
  • Jul 19 Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers Among Popular Songs"; "Malinda's Wedding Day" by singers Byron Harlan and Arthur Collins is #1 (recorded in Camden, New Jersey)
  • Sep 22 George M. Cohan's play "Seven Keys to Baldpate" premieres in NYC

Musicians Married in 1913

  • Nov 17 Film comedian Oliver Hardy (21) marries pianist Madelyn Saloshin in Macon, Georgia; divorce in 1921

Musicians Who Died in 1913

  • Jan 17 Carl Baermann, German composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 19 David Emlyn Evans, British composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 24 Gustav Luders, German-American composer, dies at 47
  • Feb 26 Felix Draeseke, German composer (Christus. Mysterium in a Prelude and Three Oratorios), dies from a stroke at 77
  • Mar 12 Josef Bayer, composer, Austrian composer, and music director (Austrian Court Ballet, 1883-1913), dies at 61

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