Events in Music in 1902

  • Jan 25 Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg
  • Feb 18 Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • Feb 28 Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo
  • Mar 8 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony, his most popular, by the Helsinki Philharmonic Society
  • Mar 18 Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 18 Arnold Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 30 Claude Debussy's only completed opera "Pelléas et Mélissande" premieres in Paris

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • Jun 16 "The Wizard of Oz" musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 23 Monument to composer Gioacchino Rossini unveiled in Santa Croce, Florence
  • Nov 25 Franz Lehar's opera "Wiener Frauen" premieres in Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 "The Entertainer" is one of several piano rag compositions copyrighted for Scott Joplin by the US Copyright Office

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin