On This Day

Events in Music in 1888

Music History

Feb 28 Vincent d'Indy's Wallenstein-trilogy, premieres

  • Mar 10 1st performance of Caesar Franck's symphonic poem for chorus and orchestra "Psyché"
  • Mar 20 The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • Apr 11 The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated
  • May 7 Édouard 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
  • Nov 3 Amsterdam: 1st concerto of Concert worker, under Willem Kes

Music Premiere

Nov 17 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky' conducts the premiere of his 5th Symphony at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia