On This Day

Events in Music in 1885

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Jan 25 Vincent d'Indy's "Saugefleurie" premieres

Composer Vincent d'Indy
Vincent d'Indy
  • Mar 14 Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera "Mikado" premieres in London at the Savoy Theatre
  • Mar 15 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Lesson Djinns"
  • Mar 20 Yiddish theater opens in NY with Goldfaden operetta
  • Apr 30 Henry Lee Higginson starts the "Popular Music" series with the Boston Symphony, which evolves into the Boston Pops Orchestra 1900
  • Oct 24 Johann Strauss' operetta "Zigeunerbaron (Gypsy Baron)" premieres in Vienna

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Oct 25 Johannes Brahms' 4th Symphony in E premieres

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms
  • Nov 9 Opera "Ermine" premieres in London
  • Nov 30 Opera "El Cid" premieres (Paris)
  • Dec 2 Opera "Regina di Saba" premieres in Vienna