On This Day

Events in Music in 1879

Music Premiere

Jan 1 Johannes Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major premieres in Leipzig

  • Mar 29 Tsjaikovski's opera "Jevgeni Onegin" premieres in Moscow
  • May 16 Antonín Dvořák's "Slavonic Dances" premieres
  • Dec 26 Johannes Brahms' "Tragic Ouverture" premieres
  • Dec 31 Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera "Pirates of Penzance" premieres in NYC