Events in Music in 1908

  • Jan 13 Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, PA killing 171 people.
  • Jan 25 John Blockx's opera "Baldie" premieres in Antwerp
  • 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
  • Dec 3 Edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A premieres