Events in Music in 1896

  • Jan 5 Isaac Albéniz' opera "Pepita Jiminez" premieres in Barcelona

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 1 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme" premieres in Turin

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • Mar 23 Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chénier" premieres in Milan
  • Mar 28 The opera "Andrea Chenier" is produced (Milan)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan" premieres at the Tremont Theatre in Boston

  • Apr 20 1st public film showing in US John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 23 Vitascope system of movie projection 1st shown at Koster & Bial's Music Hall (NYC)
  • Apr 25 Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire at Cripple Creek, Colorado
  • Apr 25 Sidney Jones & Harry Greenbacks musical premieres in London
  • May 20 The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris falls on the crowd resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others
  • Dec 25 "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa