Year 1916 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 28 Opera "Goyescas" premieres in New York City
  • Feb 5 Enrico Caruso records "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Co.
  • Feb 11 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert
  • Feb 17 Sigmund Romberg, James Hanley, Harold R. Atteridge and Edgar Smith's musical Robinson Crusoe Jr. premieres in NYC
  • Aug 31 Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow" premieres in London
  • Oct 14 Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person.
  • Nov 16 I. Berlin, V. Herbert, H. Blossoms musical premieres in NYC

Musicians Who Died in 1916

  • Jan 22 Iwan Knorr, German composer, dies at 63
  • Feb 1 Anton Simon, Russian composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 9 Hynek Vojáček, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • Feb 15 Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky, Russian diplomat and composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 23 George Martin, English composer and organist, dies at 71

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