On This Day

Events in Music in 1900

Music History

Jan 6 Maurice Ravel's "Albaradode Gracioso" premieres in Paris

Music Premiere

Jan 14 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca" premieres in Rome

  • Feb 2 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris

Meeting of Interest

Mar 16 AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces AL league will be Chicago White Stockings, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Blues, Boston Americans, Philadelphia Athletics and Baltimore Orioles

Music History

Mar 17 American modern dancer Isadora Duncan gives her first Europen performance in London, England [1]

  • May 5 "The Billboard" began weekly publication
  • May 22 American inventor Edwin S Votey receives patent for pneumatic piano player

Music History

Jul 2 Jean Sibelius' "Finlandia" premieres in Helsinki

  • Aug 27 Gabriel Fauré's grand cantata "Prométhée" premieres at Arènes de Béziers, France; performance involved almost 800 singers and musicians (including two wind bands and 15 harps) and an audience of 10,000

Music History

Oct 3 Edward Elgar and Cardinal Newman's oratorium "The Dream of Gerontius" premieres in Birmingham, England

  • Dec 12 National Negro Anthem, "Lift Every Voice & Sing", composed