Events in Music in 1901

The Governor's Son

Feb 25 George M. Cohan's 1st Broadway musical "The Governor's Son"opens at the Savoy Theatre, NYC; runs for 32 performances

Music History

Mar 23 Australian opera star Dame Nellie Melba reveals secret of her now famous toast


May 29 Ignacy Jan Paderewski's opera "Manru" has its world premiere in Dresden, Germany

Music History

Oct 19 Edward Elgar's "Pomp & Circumstance March" premieres in Liverpool, England


Oct 27 1st complete performance of Claude Debussy's orchestral composition "Nocturnes"

  • Nov 5 Debut concert of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Emil Młynarski; program features Zygmunt Stojowski's Symphony in D minor (Op. 21)

Music History

Nov 11 Maurice Ravel's piano composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres


Nov 20 Dramatic opera "Grisélidis" by Jules Massenet, Armand Silvestre and Eugène Morand premieres the Opéra-Comique in Paris, France


Nov 21 Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot" premieres in Dresden

Music Premiere

Nov 28 Gustav Mahler conducts premiere of his 4th Symphony in G, at Kaim-Saal concert hall in Maxvorstadt, Munich, Germany to mixed reviews