1884-85

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Jan 1884

1

  • Oscar ‘Papa’ Celestin born (Napoleonville, LA) American jazz bandleader, trumpeter, cornetist, singer. Leader of the Original Tuxedo Orchestra / Tuxedo Brass Band 1910-32. Died 1954

3

  • Raoul Koczalski born (Warsaw) Polish pianist, composer. Died 1948

4

  • Louis Ehlert (58) dies in Wiesbaden

5

  • W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan’s operetta Princess Ida premiered in London (246 performances)

7

  • Ernest Reyer’s opera Sigurd premiered in Brussels. Lib. Alfred-Édouard Blau and Camille du Locle

11

  • Felix Draeseke’s opera Gudrun premiered in Hannover. Lib. Draeseke

12

  • Gabriel Fauré’s Madrigal op.35 for chorus and orchestra premiered in Paris

13

  • Sophie Tucker aka Sonia Kalish born (Russia) American popular singer, vaudevillian. Died 1966

16

  • Charles Lecocq’s opera L’oiseau bleu [The Blue Bird], lib. Henri-Charles Chivot and Henri-Alfred Duru, premiered in Paris

19

  • Albert Wolff born (Paris) French conductor, composer. Died 1970
  • Jules Massenet’s opera Manon premiered in Paris, lib. H. Meilhac and P. Gille

21

  • Auguste Franchomme (75) dies in Paris

25

  • Johann Gottfried Piefke (66) dies in Frankfurt

26

  • Karl Millöcker’s operetta Gasparone premiered in Vienna. Lib. Camillo Walzel and Richard Genée

31

  • Benjamin Godard’s opera Pedro de Zalamea premiered in Antwerp. Lib. Pierre Léonce Détroyat and Paul-Armand Silvestre

Feb 1884

1

  • Jules Massenet’s opera Hérodiade premiered in Paris, lib. P. Milliet and H. Grémont (4 act version)

4

  • Marie Sundelius née Sandtvig born (Karlstad, Sweden) Swedish-American soprano singer, singing teacher. Died 1958

7

  • Robert Planquette’s opera Nell Gwynne premiered in London. lib. Henry Brougham Farnie

15

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s opera Mazepa [Mazeppa] premiered in Moscow, lib. V. Burenin

16

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Suite no.2 op.53 for orchestra premiered in Moscow

17

  • Hans Lange born (Istanbul) German-American conductor, violinist, teacher. Died 1960

21

  • John Pyke Hullah (71) dies in London

22

  • York Bowen born (London) English composer, pianist. Died 1961
  • Tamaki Miura born (Tokyo) Japanese soprano singer. Died 1946

27

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Piano Concerto op.30 premiered in St Petersburg

Mar 1884

2

  • Bedrich Smetana’s Prague Carnival for orchestra premiered in Prague

6

  • Riccardo Drigo’s opera La Moglie Rapita [The Kidnapped Wife], lib. E. Golisciani, premiered in Padua

13

  • Leonid Kreutzer born (St Petersburg) German pianist, teacher. Died 1953

17

  • Joseph Bonnet born (Bordeaux) French composer, organist. Died 1944
  • Alcide Nunez born (St Bernard Parish, LA) American jazz clarinetist, police officer. Worked with Papa Jack Laine, Stein’s Dixie Jass Band & the Louisiana Five. Died 1934
  • Edward Elgar’s A War Song premiered in Worcester

18

  • Joe Burke born (Philadelphia, PA) American film composer, songwriter, actor. Died 1950
  • Willem van Hoogstraten born (Utrecht) Dutch conductor, violinist. Died 1964
  • Anna Bishop (74) dies in New York

23

  • Franz Liszt’s Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe [From the Cradle to the Grave] for piano premiered in Budapest
  • Felix Weingartner’s opera Sakuntala premiered in Weimar. Lib. Weingartner

26

  • Wilhelm Backhaus born (Leipzig) German pianist, teacher. Died 1969

27

  • Aleksandr Glazunov’s Characteristic Suite op.9 for orchestra premiered in St Petersburg

28

  • Zdenek Fibich’s opera Nevesta mesinská [The bride Mesinská], lib. Otakar Hostínskÿ after Schiller, premiered in Prague

Apr 1884

5

  • Joseph Hislop born (Edinburgh) Scottish tenor singer, singing teacher. Died 1977

8

  • Marie Hall born (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) English violinist. Died 1956

9

  • Franco Vittadini born (Pavia, Italy) Italian composer, conductor. Died 1948

14

  • Maurice Vieux born (Valenciennes) French viola player, teacher. Died 1951

17

  • Zulfugar Hajibeyov born (Shusha, Azerbaijan) Azerbaijani composer. Brother of Uzeyir Hajibeyov (1885-1948), father of Niyazi (1912-84). Died 1950

18

  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s opera Savonarola premiered in Hamburg, lib. Gilbert A’Beckett

23

  • Jurgis Karnavičius born (Kaunas) Lithuanian composer, teacher, viola player. Died 1941
  • Bedrich Smetana committed to the Prague asylum

28

  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s opera The Canterbury Pilgrims premiered in London, lib. Gilbert A’Beckett

29

  • Michael Costa (76) dies in Hove, Sussex

May 1884

1

  • Edward Elgar’s Sevillana op.7 for orchestra premiered in Worcester
  • John Philip Sousa’s operetta Desiree premiered in Washington, DC, lib. E.M. Taber

4

  • Viktor Nessler’s opera Der Trompeter von Säkkingen [The trumpeter of Säkkingen], lib. Rudolf Bunge, premiered in Leipzig

10

  • Roberto Firpo born (Buenos Aires) Argentinian tango pianist, composer, bandleader. Died 1969

11

  • Alma Gluck born (Iaşi, Romania) Romanian-American soprano singer. Died 1938

12

  • Bedrich Smetana (60) dies in Prague. Some claim the cause as syphilis, others Alzheimer’s disease

17

  • Louis Brassin (43) dies in St Petersburg
  • Claude Debussy’s Le Printemps [Spring] for chorus and orchestra premiered in Paris

18

  • Hubert Parry’s Quintet for strings premiered in London

19

  • Arthur Meulemans born (Aarschot, Belgium) Belgian composer. Died 1966

24

  • Anton Bruckner’s motet Christus factus est in D minor [Christ was made] completed

26

  • Aleksandr Glazunov’s Symphony no.1 premiered in Weimar

27

  • Max Brod born (Prague) Czech-Israeli author, composer, journalist. Biographer and literary executor of Franz Kafka. Died 1968

31

  • Giacomo Puccini’s opera Le villi premiered in Milan, lib. F. Fontana (first version)
Giacomo Puccini 1858-1924

Giacomo Puccini 1858-1924

Jun 1884

5

  • Ralph Benatzky born (Budějovice, Czech Rep) Austrian composer. Died 1957

8

  • Henry Clay Work (51) dies in Hartford, CT

14

  • John McCormack born (Athlone) Irish tenor singer. Died 1945

18

  • Sara Martin born (Louisville, KY) American blues and jazz singer, vaudevillian. Also recorded as Margaret Johnson. Died 1955

23

  • Gustav Mahler’s incidental music for J.V. von Scheffel’s play Der Trompeter von Säkkingen [The trumpeter of Säkkingen] premiered in Kassel

25

  • Hans Rott (25) dies of tuberculosis in a Vienna asylum where he was committed in 1881

29

  • Boris Asafyev born (St Petersburg) Russian composer, theorist, music administrator. Died 1949

Jul 1884

4

  • Edward German’s Bolero for violin and orchestra premiered in London

5

  • Victor Massé (62) dies in Paris

9

  • Edward MacDowell marries pianist Marian Nevins in New York

27

  • Kathleen Howard born (Clifton, Ontario) Canadian-American mezzo-soprano singer, magazine editor, film actress. Died 1956
  • Claude Debussy wins the Prix de Rome with cantata L’Enfant prodigue [the prodigal child]

29

  • Boris Asafyev born (St Petersburg) Russian composer, musicologist, writer, teacher. Died 1949

Aug 1884

3

  • Louis Gruenberg born (Brest, Belarus) Russo-American composer, pianist. Died 1964

18

  • Basil Cameron born (Reading, Berkshire) English conductor. Died 1975

Sep 1884

17

  • Charles Griffes born (Elmira, NY) American composer, pianist. Died 1920

27

  • The Hungarian State Opera House (arch. Miklós Ybl) opens in Budapest

30

  • Louis Lacombe (65) dies in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France

Oct 1884

3

  • Vladimir Bakaleinikov born (Moscow) Russian-American composer, viola player, conductor, teacher. Brother of Mischa (1890-1960) and Consantin (1898-1966) Bakaleinikoff. Died 1953

10

  • Jean Becker (51) dies in Mannheim

14

  • Ernest Pingoud born (St Petersburg) Finnish composer. Died 1942

31

  • Karl Millöcker’s operetta Der Feldprediger [The chaplain], lib. Hugo Wittmann and Alois Wohlmuth, premiered in Vienna

Nov 1884

5

  • Erminia Frezzolini (66) dies in Paris

6

  • May Brahe aka Mary Hannah Dickson born (Melbourne) Australian composer, songwriter. Died 1956
  • Ludomir Rózycki born (Warsaw) Polish composer, conductor. Died 1953

9

  • Anton Bruckner’s Christus factus est in d [Christ was made] for 4 voices premiered in Vienna

11

  • Anton Rubinstein’s opera Der Papagei [the parrot] premiered in Hamburg, lib. H. Wittmann

14

  • Anton Bruckner’s motet Salvusfac populum tuom [Save your people] completed

19

  • Norman Allin born (Ashton-under-Lyne, Cheshire) English bass singer, singing teacher. Died 1973

23

  • Guy Bolton born (Broxbourne, Herts) Anglo-American playwright, librettist. Died 1979

25

  • Hubert Parry’s Piano Trio no.2 premiered in London

27

  • Fanny Elssler (74) dies in Vienna

30

  • Ture Rangström born (Stockholm) Swedish composer. Died 1947

Dec 1884

4

  • Alice Mary Smith (45) dies in London of typhoid

13

  • Richard Strauss’ Symphony no.2 premiered in New York

16

  • Théodore Dubois’s opera Aben-Hamet premiered in Paris. Lib. Pierre Léonce Détroyat and Achille de Lauzières-Thémines

21

  • Franz Liszt’s Magyar király-dal [King of Hungary’s song] for chorus and orchestra premiered in Bratislava

26

  • Dina Appeldoorn born (Rotterdam) Dutch composer, pianist, piano teacher. Died 1938
  • Jules Massenet’s incidental music for V. Sardou’s play Théodora premiered in Paris
  • Giacomo Puccini’s opera Le villi premiered in Turin, lib. F. Fontana (second and definitive version)

28

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Elegy in Honor of Ivan Samarin for string orchestra premiered in Moscow

30

  • Anton Bruckner’s Symphony no.7 premiered in Leipzig

1884 (date unknown)

  • Jim Jackson born (Hernando, MS) American blues singer, songwriter, guitarist. Died 1937
  • Nipper the dog born (Bristol) icon of His Master’s Voice and EMI. Died 1895
  • Antonín Dvořák visits England for the first time

publications

  • Julius Stockhausen’s Gesangsmethode (A Method of Singing) published in Leipzig

Songs published

  • Oh My Darling, Clementine (Percy Montrose)
Nipper the Dog - trademark of the Gramophone Company, HMV and EMI

Nipper the Dog – trademark of the Gramophone Company, HMV and EMI

Jan 1885

4

  • Iosif Kotek (29) dies in Davos, Switzerland of tuberculosis

8

  • Boris Hambourg born (Voronezh, Russia) Russian-Canadian cellist, teacher. Died 1954
  • Anton Bruckner’s Quintet in F for strings premiered in Vienna

10

  • Gabriel Fauré’s Impromptus nos.2 op.31 & 3 op.34 for piano premiered in Paris

12

  • Emile Pessard’s opera Tamarin premiered in Paris. Lib. Paul Ferrier

13

  • James V. Monaco born (Fornia, Italy) American popular songwriter. Died 1945

24

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Suite no.3 op.55 for orchestra premiered in St Petersburg
  • César Franck’s Prélude, Choral et Fugue for piano premiered in Paris

25

  • Vincent d’Indy’s La Saugefleurie [The Sage flowers] for orchestra premiered in Paris

27

  • Jerome Kern born (New York, NY) American popular songwriter. Died 1945
  • Eduard Künneke born (Emmerich, Germany) German opera and operetta composer. Died 1953

28

  • Louis Nelson Delisle born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz clarinetist. Worked with the Original Creole Orchestra, John Robichaux’s Orchestra and many others. Died 1949
  • Johannes Brahms’s O schöne Nacht O schöne Nacht op.92/1 [Oh beautiful night Oh beautiful night] for 4 voices and piano & Tafellied op.93 [board song] for 6 voices and piano premiered in Krefeld

Feb 1885

9

  • Alban Berg born (Vienna) Austrian composer. Died 1935

10

  • George Baker born (Birkenhead, Cheshire) English baritone singer, early recording star, music administrator. Died 1976

12

  • James Scott born (Neosho, MO) American ragtime composer, pianist. Died 1938

13

  • Charles Lecocq’s opera La vie mondaine [Mundane life], lib. Émile de Najac and Paul Ferrier, premiered in Paris

15

  • Leopold Damrosch (52) dies in New York

16

  • Will Fyffe born (Dundee) Scottish vaudevillian, songwriter, actor. Died 1947

18

  • Charlotte Sainton-Dolby (63) dies in London

21

  • Gabriel Fauré’s Nocturne no.1 op.33 for piano premiered in Paris

26

  • Władysław Żeleński’s opera Konrad Wallenrod premiered in Lviv. Lib. Zygmunt Sarnecki and Wladyslaw Noskowski

Mar 1885

3

  • Richard Strauss’ Concerto for horn and orchestra no. 1 premiered in Meiningen, Germany

6

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Concert Fantasia op.56 for piano and orchestra premiered in Moscow

8

  • Juan de Dios Filiberto born (Lobos, Argentina) Argentinian tango violinist, conductor, composer, poet. Died 1964

14

  • Gyula and Ferenc Erkel’s opera István király [King István] premiered in Budapest, lib. A. Váradi
  • W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan’s operetta The Mikado premiered in London (672 performances)

15

  • Emmanuel Chabrier’s La sulamite for choir and orchestra premiered in Paris
  • Gabriel Fauré’s Symphony no.2 premiered in Paris
  • César Franck’s symphonic poem Les Djinns premiered in Paris

16

  • Franz Liszt’s Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth []The cell in Nonnenwerth for piano and violin or cello premiered in Budapest

17

  • Amilcare Ponchielli’s opera Marion Delorme premiered in Milan, lib. E. Golisciani

22

  • Adriano Lualdi born (Larino, Italy) Italian composer, conductor, politician. Died 1971

26

  • Julius Harrison born (Stourport) English composer, conductor. Died 1963

27

  • Edward Elgar’s Allegretto for violin and piano premiered in Malvern

28

  • Ludvig Norman (53) dies in Stockholm
  • Antonín Dvořák’s cantata Svatební košile [The spectre’s bride] op.69 for chorus and orchestra premiered in Prague

31

  • Franz Wilhelm Abt (65) dies in Wiesbaden
Amilcare Ponchielli 1834-1886

Amilcare Ponchielli 1834-1886

Apr 1885

5

  • Dimitrie Cuclin born (Galați, Romania) Romanian composer, philosopher, writer, musicologist, translator, teacher. Died 1978
  • Fromental Halévy’s opera Noé [Noah] premiered in Karlsruhe. Completed by Georges Bizet. Lib. Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges

6

  • Carlos Salzédo born (Gironde, France) Franco-American composer, conductor, harpist. Died 1961

8

  • Dimitrios Levidis born (Athens) Greek composer, teacher, music administrator. Died 1951

16

  • Leó Weiner born (Budapest) Hungarian composer, teacher. Died 1960

18

  • Ernest Chausson’s opera Les caprices de Marianne premiered in Paris, lib. Chausson after A. de Musset
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Hymn in honour of SS Cyril and Methodius for choir premiered in Moscow

22

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony no.7 op.70 premiered in London

24

  • Lillian Brown born (Atlanta, GA) American blues singer. Died 1969

29

  • Wallingford Riegger born (Albany, GA) American composer. Died 1961

30

  • Luigi Russolo born (Portogruaro, Italy) Italian Futurist painter, composer, theorist. Died 1947

May 1885

1

  • Henry Brinley Richards (67) dies in London
  • César Franck’s symphonic poem Les Djinns premiered in Paris

2

  • Anton Bruckner’s Te Deum in C major for chorus and orchestra premiered in Vienna

5

  • Agustín Barrios born (Misiones, Paraguay) Paraguayan classical guitarist, composer. Died 1944
  • Lauro Rossi (73) dies in Cremona

8

  • Pavel Krížkovský (65) dies in Brno

11

  • Joe “King” Oliver born (Aben, LA) American jazz cornet player, bandleader. Worked with the Onward Brass Band, the Eagle Band, the Original Creole Orchestra, the Creole Jazz Band & the Dixie Syncopators). Died 1938
  • Ferdinand Hiller (73) dies in Cologne

14

  • Otto Klemperer born (Wrocław, Poland) German-American conductor, composer. Died 1973

15

  • Lodovico Graziani (64) dies in Fermo, Italy

23

  • Carl Baermann (74) dies in Munich
  • Marie Cabel (58) dies in an asylum in Maisons-Laffitte, France

unk

  • Adolphe Blanc (57) dies in Paris

Jun 1885

5

  • Julius Benedict (80) dies in Stuttgart

6

  • Gid Tanner born (Monroe, GA) American country fiddler, bandleader. Led the Skillet Lickers. Died 1960

19

  • Stevan Hristić born (Belgrade) Serbian composer, conductor, teacher, writer. Died 1958

21

  • Heino Kaski born (Lieksa, Finland) Finnish composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1957

26

  • Frieda Hempel born (leipzig) German soprano singer. Died 1955

27

  • Guilhermina Suggia aka Guilhermina Augusta Xavier de Medim Suggia Carteado Mena born (Porto) Portuguese cellist. Died 1950

28

  • Giuseppe Mulè born (Termini Imerese, Italy) Italian composer, conductor, Died 1951

Jul 1885

1

  • Gustav Mahler leaves his position as music director and choirmaster in Kassel

7

  • Ernest Farrar born (London) English composer, pianist, organist. Died 1918

12

  • George Butterworth born (London) English composer. Died 1916

17

  • Benjamin Dale born (London) English composer, teacher. Died 1943

27

  • Chichester Bell and Charles Tainter apply for a patent on their invention, the gramophone

29

  • Pedro Humberto Allende born (Santiago, Chile) Chilean composer, teacher. Died 1959

unk

  • Gustav Mahler begins a season as conductor at the Neues Deutsches Theater in Prague

Aug 1885

2

  • Claire Dux born (Witkowo, Poland) Polish soprano singer. Died 1967

6

  • César Franck awarded in Paris the Cross of the Legion of Honour

12

  • Alexander Albrecht born (Arad, Romania) Slovak composer, organist, teacher. Died 1958
  • Juhan Simm born (Tarvastu, Estonia) Estonian composer, critic, music administrator. Died 1959

15

  • Carmen Melis born (Cagliari) Italian soprano singer, singing teacher. Died 1967

26

  • Charles-François Gounod’s oratorio Mors et Vita [Death and Life] premiered in Birmingham

Sep 1885

3

  • Anton Bruckner’s motet Virga Jesse floruit [The rod of Jesse has blossomed] completed

5

  • Désiré Defauw born (Ghent) Belgian conductor, violinist. Died 1960

11

  • Herbert Stothart born (Milwaukee, WN) American popular songwriter, conductor, film composer. Died 1949

14

  • Vittorio Gui born (Rome) Italian conductor, teacher, composer, musicologist, critic. Died 1975
  • Friedrich Kiel (63) dies in Berlin

15

  • Juliusz Zarebski (31) dies in Zhytomyr, Ukraine of tuberculosis

18

  • Uzeyir Hajibeyov born (Aghjabadi, Azerbaijan) Azerbaijani composer, conductor, scientist, publicist, playwright, teacher, translator. Known as the father of Azerbaijani classical music and the first Muslim author of an opera. Brother of Zulfugar Hajibeyov (1884-1950), cousin of Soltan Hajibeyov (1919-74). Died 1948
  • Muslim Magomayev born (Starye Atagi, Chechnya) Azerbaijani composer, conductor. Died 1937

20

  • Éva Gauthier born (Ottawa) Canadian mezzo-soprano singer, singing teacher. Died 1958

22

  • Charles-Marie Widor’s incidental music to A. Dorchain’s play Conte d’avril [count of April] premiered in Paris

24

  • Artur Lemba born (Tallinn) Estonian composer, pianist. Died 1963

Oct 1885

1

  • Richard Strauss succeeds Hans von Bülow as director of the Meiningen Court Orchestra

3

  • Vladimir Bakaleinikov born (Moscow) Russo-American composer, conductor, viola player, teacher. Died 1953

10

  • Harry Cox born (Barton Turf, Norfolk) English folk singer, farm worker. Died 1971

12

  • Raymonde Delaunois born (Paris) Belgian mezzo-soprano singer. Died 1984
  • Artur Rother born (Szczecin, Poland) German conductor. Died 1972

20

  • Edward Elgar’s Romance op.1 for violin and piano premiered in Worcester

21

  • Egon Wellesz born (Vienna) Anglo-Austrian composer, musicologist, teacher. Died 1974
  • Michele Novaro (66) dies in Genoa

22

  • Giovanni Martinelli born (Montagnana, Italy) Italian tenor singer, singing teacher. Died 1969

24

  • Johann Strauss II’s operetta Der Zigeunerbaron [The Gypsy Baron] premiered in Vienna, lib. I. Schnitzer

25

  • Sam M. Lewis born (New York, NY) American lyricist. Collaborated with Joe Young, Walter Donaldson, Jean Schwartz and others. Died 1959
  • Johannes Brahms’s Symphony no.4 op.98 premiered in Meiningen, Germany

26

  • Edward Jakobowski’s operetta Erminie premiered in Birmingham. Lib. Claxson Bellamy and Harry Paulton

30

  • Gustav Adolf Merkel (57) dies in Dresden

Nov 1885

3

  • Edvard Grieg’s Bergliot for orchestra premiered in Oslo

7

  • Erwin Stein born (Vienna) Austrian writer, music editor, conductor, teacher. Died 1958

12

  • Maud Karpeles born (London) English folk song collector, dance teacher. Died 1976

15

  • Achille Baquet born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist. Worked with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Reliance Brass Band & the Original New Orleans Jazz Band. Light-skinned African-American who played with white bands in an era of segregation. Died 1956

17

  • Andre Messager’s operetta La fauvette du Temple [The warbler of the Temple], lib. Paul Burani and Eugène Humbert, premiered in Paris

21

  • Charles-Marie Widor’s incidental music to F. Coppée’s play Les Jacobites premiered in Paris

22

  • William Sterndale Bennett’s String Quartet in G premiered in London

23

  • Alexander Glazunov’s symphonic poem Stenka Razin op.13 [Razin Wall] premiered in St Petersburg

28

  • Robert Planquette’s operetta La Crémaillière [Rack and Pinion], lib. Urbain Roucoux and Albert Brasseur, premiered in Paris

30

  • Jules Massenet’s opera Le Cid premiered in Paris, lib. A. Philipp, E. Blau and L. Gallet
Edvard Grieg 1843-1907

Edvard Grieg 1843-1907

Dec 1885

1

  • Guy de Lioncourt born (Caen) French composer, teacher. Died 1961
  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s incidental music for Aeschylus’s play The Eumenides premiered in Cambridge

2

  • Jean-Josaphat Gagnier born (montreal) Canadian conductor, composer, woodwind player, teacher, music administrator. Died 1949

8

  • Anton Bruckner’s Virga jesse floruit [The rod of Jesse has blossomed] for 4 voices premiered in Vienna

12

  • André Messager’s opera La Béarnaise premiered in Paris, lib. E. Leterrier and A. Vanloo

15

  • Walther Davisson born (Frankfust) German violinist, conductor. Died 1973

17

  • Louis Mitchell born (Philadelphia) American jazz drummer, bandleader. Worked with James Reese Europe. Led the Southern Symphonists’ Quartet & the Jazz Kings. Died 1957
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Jurist’s Song in honour of the 50th anniversary of the School of Jurisprudence for choir premiered in St Petersburg

22

  • Deems Taylor born (New York) American composer, critic, concert promoter. Died 1966

30

  • Antonín Dvořák’s String Quartet No.14 op.105 completed

31

  • Franz von Hoesslin born (Munich) German conductor. Died 1946

1885 (date unknown)

  • Papa Charlie Jackson born (New Orleans, LA) American blues singer, songwriter, hybrid banjo-guitar player. Died 1938
  • George Stephanescu founds Romania’s first opera company (disbanded 1902)

Songs published

  • American Patrol (F. W. Meacham)

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