On This Day

Events in Music in 1868

  • Mar 5 Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele" premieres in Milan
  • Mar 9 The opera "Hamlet" by Ambroise Thomas premieres in Paris

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Apr 10 1st performance of Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem"

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms

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May 9 Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres

Composer Anton Bruckner
Anton Bruckner
  • May 16 Bedrich Smetana's opera "Dalibor" premieres in Prague
  • Jun 21 Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg" premieres in Munich
  • Oct 22 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Genevieve de Brabant" premieres in NYC