On This Day

Events in Music in 1911

Music Premiere

Jan 26 Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden

  • Feb 5 Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam
  • Feb 21 Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto, Berceuse élégiaque, in New York City
  • Feb 25 Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma" premieres at Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 13 Ivan Caryll's musical "The Pink Lady" premieres at the New Amsterdam Theatre, NYC; runs for 336 performances

Music Premiere

May 19 Maurice Ravel's opera "L'Heure Espagnole" premieres at the Opéra-Comique, Paris, France

  • Jun 3 "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" record by Fred Fisher and Alfred Bryan, sung by Ada Jones and Billy Murray hits #1
  • Nov 18 Ludwig Thuille's opera "Lobetanz" first American performance
  • Dec 7 Leslie J Stuart's musical "Betsy" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 23 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's opera "I Gioielli Della Madonna" premieres at the Kurfürstenoper in Berlin, Germany, sung in German as "Der Schmuck der Madonna"
  • Dec 29 San Francisco Symphony forms