On This Day

Events in Music in 1900

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini
  • Feb 2 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris
  • 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
  • May 5 "The Billboard" began weekly publication
  • May 22 Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player
  • Aug 27 Gabriel Fauré's opera/cantata "Prométhée" premieres in Beziers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Edward Elgar/Cardinal Newmans oratorium premieres in Birmingham

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