On This Day

Events in Music in 1908

Music Premiere

Mar 15 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnole"

  • Sep 19 Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony premieres in Prague
  • Nov 4 Brooklyn Academy of Music opens in NYC
  • Nov 14 Oscar Strauss' musical "Der tapfere Soldat" premieres in Vienna
  • Nov 16 Arturo Toscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera

Music Premiere

Dec 3 Edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A performed by the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Hans Richter, premieres in Manchester, England