On This Day

Events in Music in 1892

Music Premiere

Feb 16 Opera "Werther" by Jules Massenet premieres in Vienna

  • Apr 28 1st performance of Antonín Dvořák's overture "Carnival Overture"
  • May 21 Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan
  • Aug 27 NYC's Metropolitan Opera House (opened in 1883) catches fire; takes two years to restore

Music History

Sep 26 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's New Marine Band, at Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, New Jersey

Music Premiere

Dec 18 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia, now the world's most performed ballet; his final opera "Isolanta" also premieres

Music Premiere

Dec 18 Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres

  • Dec 26 Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala)