On This Day

Events in Music in 1895

  • Jan 25 New Haven Symphony Orchestra of Connecticut performs its first concert
  • Jan 26 Alexander Gretchaninov's 1st Symphony premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov conducting

Music History

Jan 27 Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's revival of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres in St. Petersburg

  • Mar 4 Gustav Mahler conducts the premiere of his incomplete 2nd Symphony ("Resurrection") in Berlin, Germany, with the Berlin Philharmonic; complete version debuts in December
  • Apr 14 1st performance of Gustav Mahler's (incomplete) 2nd Symphony
  • Aug 10 1st Queen's Hall Promenade Concerto (Wagner's "Rienzi")
  • Dec 13 First complete performance of Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony