On This Day

Events in Music in 1900

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

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

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

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
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

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Mar 16 Isadora Duncan giver her first dance performance in Europe, in London

  • May 5 "The Billboard" began weekly publication
  • May 22 Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player

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Jul 2 Jean Sibelius' "Finlandia" premieres in Helsinki

Composer Jean Sibelius
Composer
Jean Sibelius
  • Aug 27 Gabriel Fauré's opera/cantata "Prométhée" premieres in Beziers

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Oct 3 Edward Elgar/Cardinal Newmans oratorium premieres in Birmingham

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