Year 1915 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 15 Sydney, Kern & Smith's musical "Love o' Mike" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 25 Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera "Madame Sans Gêne" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 29 Dutch Opera's 1st performance
  • Sep 29 Herbert/Blossoms musical "Princess Pat" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 28 Richard Strauss' Alpensymfonie, premieres in Berlin
  • Dec 8 Jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony in E premieres
  • Dec 23 Jerome Kern and Schuyler Greene's musical farce "Very Good Eddie" premieres at the Princess Theatre, NYC; runs for 341 performances
  • Dec 25 Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical revue "Stop! Look! Listen!" premieres at the Globe Theater, NYC; runs for 105 performances

Musicians Who Died in 1915

  • Jan 2 (Károly) "Karl" Goldmark, Hungarian-Viennese violinist and composer (Rustic Wedding Symphony; The Queen of Sheba; Sakuhtala), dies at 84
  • Jan 15 Guillaume Couture, Canadian choir conductor, composer, and teacher, dies at 63
  • Feb 7 Władysław Górski, Polish violinist, composer and teacher, dies at 68
  • Feb 12 Émile Waldteufel, French pianist and composer (Estudiantina), dies at 77
  • Feb 24 Amanda Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist, dies at 78

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