Events in Music in 1893

Music History

Jan 3 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's final opera "Iolanta", is first performed outside of Russia in Hamburg, Germany

Music Premiere

Feb 1 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut" premieres in Turin

Music Premiere

Feb 9 Giuseppe Verdi's comic opera "Falstaff" premieres at La Scala in Milan, Italy

Music History

Mar 11 Carlos Gardel and his mother, Berthe Gardès, arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Jun 1 Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)
  • Oct 28 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts first performance of his Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique", in St. Petersburg, Russia, 9 days before his death
  • Dec 15 Preview performance of Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 - "New World Symphony" draws a crowd to Carnegie Hall, New York [1]
  • Dec 16 Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 - "New World Symphony" premieres at Carnegie Hall, New York

Music Premiere

Dec 23 Opera "Hansel und Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck and his sister Adelheid Wette premieres in Weimar, conducted by Richard Strauss