On This Day

Events in Music in 1888

  • Mar 10 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Psyche"
  • Mar 20 The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • May 7 Edouard Lalo's opera "Le roi d'Ys" premieres in Paris
  • Jun 29 First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel's Israel in Egypt on wax cylinder

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 17 Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg