Events in Music in 1878

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 10 Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F premieres

  • May 4 Phonograph shown for 1st time at Grand Opera House

Music releaseMusic Premiere

May 25 W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's comic opera "H.M.S. Pinafore" premieres in London, their first international success

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert
English Dramatist
William Schwenck Gilbert