On This Day

Events in Music in 1904

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Jan 13 Bela Bartok's symphonic poem "Kossuth" premieres in Budapest

Composer and Pianist Béla Bartok
Composer and Pianist
Béla Bartok
  • Jan 21 Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa" premieres in Brno

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Feb 17 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly" premieres in Milan

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • Feb 25 J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish National Theater Society

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Feb 28 Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres

Composer Vincent d'Indy
Composer
Vincent d'Indy

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Mar 18 First performance of Edward Elgar's "In the South (Alassio)"

Composer Edward Elgar
Composer
Edward Elgar

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May 17 Maurice Ravel's "Shéhérazade" premieres in Paris

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • Sep 26 Charles Kleins "Music Master" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 18 Gustav Mahler's 5th symphony premieres in Cologne

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Nov 7 Broadway musical "Little Johnny Jones" written by George M. Cohan, featuring the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" opens in New York

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • Nov 17 George Cohan's musical "Little Johnny Jones" premieres in NYC