On This Day

Events in Music in 1892

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

Composer Jules Massenet
Jules Massenet
  • 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 Metropolitan Opera House catches fire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ)

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

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Dec 18 Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres

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