Events in Music in 1885

Music History

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

  • 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

Music Premiere

Oct 25 Johannes Brahms conducts the premiere of his 4th Symphony in e, Op. 98, in Meiningen, Germany

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