On This Day

Events in Music in 1904

Music Premiere

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

  • Jan 21 Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa" premieres in Brno

Music Premiere

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

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

Music Premiere

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

Music Premiere

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

Music History

May 17 Maurice Ravel's song cycle "Shéhérazade" premieres with Jeanne Hatto as soprano, at the Salle Nouveau Théâtre, Paris, France

  • Sep 26 Charles Kleins "Music Master" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 18 Gustav Mahler's 5th symphony premieres in Cologne, Germany

Music Premiere

Nov 7 George M. Cohan's 1st full-length musical "Little Johnny Jones", featuring the songs "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Give My Regards To Broadway", opens at the Liberty Theatre, NYC; runs for 52 performances be before going on tour