1878-79

<1876-1877 1880-1881>

Jan 1878

1

  • Edwin Franko Goldman born (Louisville, KY) American bandmaster, march composer, cornet player. Died 1956

6

  • Adeline Genée aka Anina Kirstina Margarete Petra Jensen born (Århus, Denmark) Anglo-Danish ballerina, dance teacher. Died 1970
  • Carl Sandburg born (Galesburg, IL) American journalist, historian, poet, two time Pulitzer Prize winner, folk singer, songwriter, guitarist. Died 1967

18

  • Emile Pessard’s opera Le Char [the chariot], lib. Paul Arène and Alphonse Daudet, premiered in Paris

23

  • Rutland Boughton born (Aylesbury) English composer, founder of original Glastonbury Festivals (1914). Died 1960

24

  • Percy Greenbank born (London) English lyricist. Brother of Harry Greenbank (1865-99). Died 1968

25

  • Charles Lecocq’s opera Le petit duc [the little Duke], lib. Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, premiered in Paris

27

  • Antonín Dvořák’s opera Šelma sedlák [The Cunning Peasant] premiered in Prague, lib. J.O. Veselý

31

  • Hubert Parry’s Piano Trio no.1 premiered in London

Feb 1878

2

  • Josif Runjanin (56) dies in Novi Sad, Serbia

8

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’s opera Etienne Marcel premiered in Paris, lib. L. Gallet

9

  • Alfred Cellier’s operetta The Spectre Knight premiered in London. Lib. James Albery

11

  • Ludwig Minkus’s ballet Roxana premiered in St Petersburg

16

  • Selim Palmgren born (Björneborg, Finland) Finnish pianist, composer, conductor. Died 1951

19

  • Thomas Alva Edison receives a patent for the first phonograph

22

  • Franz Hünten (84) dies in Paris
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no.4 op.36 premiered in Moscow

26

  • Emmy Destinn aka Emílie Pavlína Věnceslava Kittlová born (Prague) Czech soprano singer. Died 1930

28

  • Artur Kapp born (Suure-Jaani, Estonia) Estonian composer, teacher. Father of Eugen Kapp (1908-96). Died 1952
  • Robert Planquette’s operetta Les cloches de Corneville, retitled the Chimes of Normandy, opens in London (705 performances, then a world record)

Mar 1878

1

  • Gabriel Dupont born (Caen, France) French composer. Died 1914

4

  • Egbert Van Alstyne born (Marengo, IL) American ragtime and popular songwriter, pianist. Died 1951

12

  • Osip Petrov (71) dies in St Petersburg

13

  • Jacques Offenbach’s operetta Maître Péronilla premiered in Paris, lib. Offenbach, Nuitter and Ferrier

15

  • Bedřich Smetana’s opera Dvě vdovy [The Two Widows] premiered in Prague, lib. E. Züngel (second and final version)

21

  • Pasquale Amato born (Naples) Italian baritone singer. Died 1942
  • Thurlow Lieurance born (Oskaloosa, OH) American composer, songwriter. Died 1963

23

  • Franz Schreker born (Linz, Austria) Austrian composer, conductor, teacher. Died 1934

24

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Piano Concerto op.33 premiered in Prague

29

  • Albert Von Tilzer aka Albert Gumm born (Indianapolis, IA) American songwriter. Brother of Harry Von Tilzer (1872-1946). Died 1956

30

  • Anton Bruckner’s motet Tota pulchra es Maria completed
  • Karl Millöcker’s operetta Das verwunschene Schloss [The Haunted Castle], lib. Alois Scheichel, premiered in Vienna

Apr 1878

4

  • Rudolf Nelson aka Rudolf Lewysohn born (Berlin) German composer, songwriter, cabaret revue director. Died 1960

6

  • Charles Villiers Stanford marries Jennie Wetton in Ockley, Surrey

7

  • Engelbert Humperdinck’s Herbstlied [autumn song] for chorus premiered in Munich

8

  • Henrietta Treffz (59) dies in Vienna following a heart attack

9

  • Franz Berwald’s Symphony No.4 in E flat major, Sinfonie naïve premiered in Stockholm

19

  • Allan James Foley makes a tinfoil recording at Crystal Palace, London. The recording is now lost

27

  • Alfred Cellier’s operetta Bella Donna premiered in Manchester. Lib. Alfred Thompson

May 1878

6

  • Harry Farjeon born (Hohokus, NJ) English composer, teacher. Died 1948
  • François Benoist (83) dies in Paris

7

  • Théophile Tilmant (78) dies in Asnières, France

16

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Slovanské tance [Slavonic Dances] op.46/1,3,4 for orchestra premiered in Vienna

19

  • Adam Carse born (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) English composer, instrument collector. Died 1958

22

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’s Requiem op.54 for chorus and orchestra premiered in Paris
  • Émile Waldteufel’s waltz Les Sirènes [The Sirens] op.154 premiered in London

25

  • Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson born (Richmond, VA) American tap dancer, singer, stage and film actor. Died 1949
  • W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan’s operetta HMS Pinafore premiered in London (571 performances)
Contemporary poster for Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore"

Contemporary poster for Gilbert & Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore”

Jun 1878

2

  • Wallace Hartley born (Colne) English violinist, bandleader on the Titanic. Died 1912

4

  • Anton Bruckner’s Tota pulchra es for 5 voices and organ premiered in Linz

Jul 1878

2

  • François Bazin (61) dies in Paris
  • Emile Pessard’s opera Le Capitaine Fracasse premiered in Paris. Lib. Catulle Mendes

3

  • George M. Cohan born (Providence, RI) American popular songwriter, singer, vaudevillian, actor, impresario. Died 1942

5

  • Joseph Holbrooke born (Croydon) English composer, conductor, pianist. Died 1958

12

  • Giacomo Puccini’s motet Plaudite populi premiered in Lucca

15

  • Engelbert Humperdinck’s cantata Die Wallfahrt nach Kevlaar [The Pilgrimage to Kevlaar] for chorus premiered in Munich

22

  • Ernest Ball born (Cleveland, OH) American popular songwriter, singer, vaudevillian. Died 1927

25

  • Heinrich Gebhard born (Sobenheim, Germany) German-American composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1963

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  • Gustav Mahler graduates from the Vienna Conservatory

Aug 1878

13

  • Leonid Nikolayev born (Kiev) Russian composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1942

15

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Hymn to the Most Holy Trinity premiered in Sychrov

16

  • Isidor Bajić born (Kula, Serbia) Serbian composer, teacher, publisher, music school founder. Died 1915

18

  • Fritz Brun born (Lucern) Swiss conductor, composer. Died 1959

22

  • Edward Johnson born (Guelph, Ontario) Canadian tenor singer, opera director. Died 1959

23

  • Adolf Fredrik Lindblad (77) dies in Linköping, Sweden

29

  • Lucien Muratore born (Marseille) French actor, tenor singer, singing teacher. Died 1954

Sep 1878

1

  • Tullio Serafin born (Cavarzere, Italy) Italian conductor. Died 1968

2

  • Edna May (Pettie) born (Syracuse, NY) American soprano singer, actress. Died 1948

17

  • Vincenzo Tommasini born (Rome) Italian composer. Died 1950

18

  • Bedřich Smetana’s opera Tajemství [The Secret] premiered in Prague, lib. E. Krásnohorská

20

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Valse-scherzo op.34 for violin and orchestra premiered in Paris

22

  • The Hoch Conservatory founded in Frankfurt under director Joseph Joachim Raff, including teachers Julius Stockhausen, Clara Schumann and Bernhard Cossmann

25

  • Peter Arnold Heise’s opera Drot og marsk [King and marshland], lib. Ernst Christian Richardt, premiered in Copenhagen

Oct 1878

7

  • Charles-François Gounod’s opera Polyeucte premiered in Paris, lib. J. Barbier and M. Carré

11

  • Johann Josef Abert’s opera Ekkehard premiered in Berlin. Lib. Albert

15

  • Ernestine Schumann-Heink makes her operatic debut in a production of Il trovatore in Dresden

17

  • Henri Mulet born (Paris) French organist, composer. Died 1967

19

  • Alphonse Picou born (New Orleans, LA) Jazz and brass band clarinettist, composer. Worked with Buddy Bolden, Freddie Keppard, Bunk Johnson and many others. Died 1961

25

  • Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer (89) dies in St Petersburg

29

  • Edvard Grieg’s String Quartet no.1 premiered in Cologne

Nov 1878

4

  • Jean Schwartz born (Budapest) Hungaro-American songwriter. Died 1956

12

  • Ivan Zajc’s opera Lizinka premiered in Zagreb. Lib. Josip Eugen Tomich after Pushkin

17

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Furianty op.42 for piano; Serenade op.44 for winds, cello and bass & Slavonic Rhapsodies op.45/1,2 for orchestra premiered in Prague

20

  • Charles Lecocq’s opera La Camargo premiered in Paris. Lib. Eugène Leterrier and Albert-Guillaume Florent Vanloo

23

  • André Caplet born (Le Havre, France) French composer, conductor. Died 1925

28

  • Karl Michael Ziehrer’s operetta König Jerôme premiered in Vienna. Lib. Adolf Schirmer

30

  • Peter Dodds McCormick’s Advance Australia Fair premiered in Sydney. It is adopted as the Australian national anthem in 1984

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  • Max Bruch’s Violin concerto no. 2 premiered in London

Dec 1878

2

  • Pasquale Bona (70) dies in Milan

4

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Slovanské tance [Slavonic Dances] op.46/2 for orchestra premiered in Dresden

8

  • Johannes Brahms’s motet Warum ist das Licht gegeben op.74/1 [Why is light given] for choir premiered in Vienna
  • Leos Janácek’s Sarabande for string quartet premiered in Brno

10

  • Bedrich Smetana’s symphonic poem Z českých luhů a hájů [The Czech Woods and Fields] premiered in Prague

15

  • Leos Janácek’s Idyll for string orchestra premiered in Brno

16

  • Alfred Cellier’s operetta After All premiered in London. Lib. Frank Desprez

18

  • Heinrich Proch (69) dies in Vienna
  • Antonín Dvořák’s Slovanské tance [Slavonic Dances] op.46/5-8 for orchestra premiered in Dresden
  • Johann Strauss II’s operetta Blindekuh premiered in Vienna, lib. R. Kneisel

19

  • Cesar Cui’s opera The Mandarin’s Son premiered in St Petersburg. Lib. Viktor Aleksandrovich Krylov

24

  • Lucy Anderson (81) dies in London

25

  • Louis Cottrell Sr. born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz drummer. Worked with John Robichaux, Manuel Perez, AJ Piron. Father of Louis Cottrell Jr. (1911-78). Died 1927

28

  • José Bernardo Alcedo (90) dies in Lima
  • Jacques Offenbach’s operetta Madame Favart premiered in Paris, lib. H. Chivot and A. Duru

29

  • Antonín Dvořák’s String Quartet no.7 op.16 premiered in Prague

1878 (date unknown)

  • The first volume of four of The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians published in London. The others follow betwwen 1880 and 1889

Songs published

  • Carry Me Back To Old Virginny (James A. Bland)
George Grove 1820-1900

George Grove 1820-1900

Jan 1879

1

  • Johannes Brahms’s Violin Concerto op.77 premiered in Leipzig

5

  • Marcel Tournier born (Paris) French harpist, composer, teacher. Died 1951

7

  • Joe Hill aka Joel Emmanuel Hägglund born (Gavle, Sweden) Swedish-American songwriter, activist. Died 1915
  • Ludwig Minkus’s ballet Snegurochka premiered in St Petersburg

8

  • Ferdo Livadić (79) dies in Samobor, Croatia

11

  • Giovanni Bottesini’s opera Ero e Leandro [Hero and Leander], lib. Arrigo Boito, premiered in Turin
  • Charles Lecocq’s opera Le grand Casimir [Casimir the Great], lib. Jules de Bonnières Prevel and Albert de Saint-Albin, premiered in Paris

13

  • Jacques Offenbach’s operetta La marocaine [The Moroccan] premiered in Paris, lib. Ferrier and L. Halévy

20

  • Ruth St. Denis born (Newark, NJ) American dancer, choreographer, dance teacher. Died 1968

23

  • Adolf Jensen (42) dies in Baden-Baden of tuberculosis
  • Johan Svendsen’s Norwegian Rhapsody no. 3 op.21 for orchestra premiered in Paris

26

  • Hugo Riesenfeld born (Vienna) Austrian composer, violinist, conductor, film music pioneer. Died 1939

30

  • Hubert Parry’s Fantasie sonata in 1 movement for violin and piano premiered in London
Johan Svendsen 1840-1911

Johan Svendsen 1840-1911

Feb 1879

1

  • Franz Suppé’s opera Boccaccio premiered in Vienna. Lib. Camillo Walzel and Richard Genee
  • Johan Svendsen’s Norwegian Rhapsody no. 4 op.22 for orchestra premiered in Paris

2

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Maličkosti [Bagatelles] op.47 for 2 violins, cello and harmonium premiered in Prague

8

  • Robert Planquette’s operetta Le Chevalier Gaston [Sir Gaston], lib. Pierre Véron, premiered in Monte Carlo

9

  • Natanael Berg born (Stockholm) Swedish composer, veterinarian. Died 1957

13

  • Hubert Parry’s Piano Quartet in A premiered in London

15

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Mazurek op.49 for violin and orchestra completed

20

  • John Orlando Parry (69) dies in London
  • César Franck’s oratorio Les béatitudes premiered in Paris

25

  • Otakar Ostrcil born (Prague) Czech composer, conductor. Died 1935

26

  • Frank Bridge born (Brighton) English composer, viola player, conductor. Died 1941
  • Théodore Dubois’s opera Le Pain [the loaf], lib. Léon-Lévy Brunswick and Victor Arthur Rousseau de Beauplan, premiered in Paris

Mar 1879

8

  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s Symphony no.1 premiered in Cambridge

11

  • Johannes Brahms receives an honorary doctorate in music from the University of Breslau (Wroclaw)

15

  • Hubert Parry’s overture Guillem de Cabestanh premiered in London

16

  • Régine Wieniawski aka Irene Dean Paul aka Poldowski born (Brussels) Anglo-Belgian-Polish composer, pianist. Daughter of Henryk Wieniawski (1835-80). Died 1932
  • Antonín Dvořák’s Psalm cxlix op.79 for chorus and orchestra premiered in Prague

19

  • Viktor Nessler’s opera Der Rattenfänger von Hameln [The pied piper of Hamelin], lib. Friedrich Hofmann, premiered in Leipzig

20

  • Huseyngulu Sarabski born (Baku, Azerbaijan) Azerbaijani classical and folk tenor singer, composer, actor, playwright, theatre director. Died 1945

21

  • Josip Hatze born (Split) Croatian composer. Died 1959

23

  • Ludwig Minkus’s ballet Frizak the Barber premiered in St Petersburg

25

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony no.5 op.76 premiered in Prague

27

  • Carlos Gomes’s opera Maria Tudor premiered in Milan. Lib. Emilio Praga after Victor Hugo

29

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Mazurek op.49 for violin and piano premiered in Prague
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s opera Yevgeny Onegin [Eugene Onegin] premiered in Moscow, lib. K.S. Shilovsky and Tchaikovsky

Apr 1879

4

  • Gabriel Grovlez born (Lille) French composer, conductor. Died 1944

5

  • Edvard Grieg’s The Mountain Thrall op.32 for baritone and orchestra premiered in Copenhagen

6

  • Paul Bastide born (Quimper, France) French composer, conductor. Died 1962

8

  • Nikolai Zaremba (57) dies in St Petersburg

9

  • Ernst Richter (70) dies in Leipzig

10

  • Bartolomeo Merelli (84) dies in Milan

12

  • Charles Lecocq’s opera La petite mademoiselle [the little miss], lib. Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy, premiered in Paris

23

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Slavnostní pochod [Festival March] op.54 for orchestra premiered in Prague

29

  • Thomas Beecham born (St Helens) English conductor, impresario, writer. Died 1961

May 1879

1

  • Emmanuel Chabrier’s operetta Une éducation manquée [An education missed] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Leterrier and A. Vanloo

16

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Česká suita [Czech Suite] op.39 for orchestra premiered in Prague

21

  • Pablo Luna Carné born (Alhama de Aragón, Spain) Spanish composer, screenwriter. Died 1942

22

  • Jean Cras born (Brest) French composer, naval officer. Died 1932
  • Eastwood Lane born (Brewerton, NY) American composer, pianist. Died 1951

23

  • Harold Samuel born (London) English classical pianist, teacher. Died 1937

31

  • Frances Alda aka Fanny Jane Davis born (Christchurch, NZ) New Zealand-Australian soprano singer. Died 1952

Jun 1879

1

  • Mark Hambourg born (Voronezh, Russia) Anglo-Russian concert pianist. Died 1960

3

  • Frances Ridley Havergal (42) dies in Caswell Bay, Wales of peritonitis

4

  • Jules Massenet’s incidental music for V. Hugo and P. Foucher’s play Notre-Dame de Paris premiered in Paris

7

  • Jules Massenet’s March héroïque de Szabady for orchestra premiered in Paris

21

  • Henry Creamer born (Richmond, VA) American lyricist. Wrote mainly with Turner Layton. Died 1930

29

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Piano Trio op.26 & Polonaise for cello and piano premiered in Turnov, Czech Rep
  • Edward Elgar’s motet Domine salvam fac & Tantum ergo for choir and organ premiered in Worcester

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  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Liturgy of St John Chrysostom op.41 for choir premiered in Kiev

Jul 1879

5

  • Volkmar Andreae born (Bern) Swiss conductor, composer. Died 1962
  • Philippe Gaubert born (Cahors, France) French composer, flautist, conductor. Died 1941
  • Wanda Landowska born (Warsaw) Franco-Polish harpsichordist, writer, teacher. Died 1959

6

  • Henry Smart (65) dies in London

9

  • Ottorino Respighi born (Bologna) Italian composer, conductor, violinist, musicologist. Died 1936

10

  • Franz Liszt’s Septem sacramenta for chorus premiered in Weimar

15

  • Engelbert Humperdinck’s cantata Das Glück von Edenhall [The luck of Edenhall] for chorus premiered in Munich

22

  • Henry W. Armstrong born (Somerville, MA) American popular songwriter, pianist, singer, boxer. Died 1951

31

  • On the final day of Richard D’Oyley Carte’s contract with the Comedy-Opera company, the directors attempt to repossess the set of HMS Pinafore by force during a performance

Aug 1879

1

  • Eva Tanguay born (Quebec) Canadian-American popular music singer, vaudevillian. Died 1947
  • The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company is founded by Richard D’Oyly Carte, W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

13

  • John Ireland born (Altrincham) English composer, organist. Died 1962

18

  • Gus Edwards aka Gus Simon born (Inowrocław, Poland) American popular songwriter, vaudevillian, publisher, theatre administrator and owner. Died 1945

22

  • Friedrich August Kummer (82) dies in Dresden

23

  • Alfrēds Kalniņš born (Cēsis, Latvia) Latvian composer, conductor, organist, teacher, critic. Died 1951

24

  • Rentarō Taki born (Tokyo) Japanese pianist, composer. Died 1903

28

  • Anton Bruckner’s Os justi for 8 voices premiered in St Florian, Austria
  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ La lyre et la harpe premiered in Birmingham

31

  • Alma Mahler (Schindler) born (Vienna) Austrian composer, socialite. Wife of Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). Died 1964

Sep 1879

1

  • Bruno Granichstaedten born (Vienna) Austrian composer, librettist, pianist. Died 1944

5

  • Rhené-Bâton aka René-Emmanuel Baton born (Courseulles-sur-Mer, France) French composer, conductor. Died 1940

8

  • Leos Janácek’s Dumka for violin and piano premiered in Roznov
  • Antonin Dvořák’s O sanctissima dulcis virgo Maria! for alto, baritone and organ premiered in Sychrov

12

  • Peter Arnold Heise (49) dies in Copenhagen

24

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Slavonic Rhapsodies op.45/3 for orchestra premiered in Berlin

27

  • Cyril Scott born (Oxton, Merseyside) English composer, writer, poet. Died 1970

30

  • Henri Casadesus born (Paris) French composer, viola player, publisher. Brother of Marius Casadesus (1892-1981). Died 1947

Oct 1879

5

  • Halfdan Cleve born (Kongsberg, Norway) Norwegian composer, pianist. Died 1951

13

  • Engelbert Humperdinck wins the Berlin Mendelssohn Prize and a year’s study in Italy

14

  • Karl Anton Eckert (58) dies in Berlin

17

  • Isabel Jay born (London) English soprano singer, actress. Died 1927

21

  • Joseph Canteloube born (Annonay, France) French composer, musicologist, author. Died 1957

28

  • Charles Lecocq’s opera La jolie Persane [The beautiful Persian], lib. Eugène Leterrier and Albert-Guillaume-Florent Vanloo, premiered in Paris

29

  • Johannes Brahms’s Klavierstücke op.39 (8 pieces for piano) premiered in Hamburg

31

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

Nov 1879

1

  • Anton Rubinstein’s opera Néron [Nero] premiered in Hamburg, lib. J. Barbier

2

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Sonata op.37 premiered in Moscow

8

  • Johannes Brahms’s Violin Sonata no.1 op.78 premiered in Bonn

9

  • Antonín Dvořák’s String Sextet op.48 premiered in Berlin

10

  • Antonín Dvořák’s String Quartet no.10 op.51 premiered in Magdeburg

11

  • Louis Désiré Besozzi (63) dies in Paris

13

  • Maurice Delage born (Paris) French composer, pianist. Died 1961

14

  • Geoffrey Shaw born (London) English composer, organist, schoolmaster. Died 1943

16

  • Johann Strauss II’s waltz Nordseebilder op. 390 [North Sea Pictures] premiered in Vienna

25

  • Ignaz Brüll’s opera Bianca premiered in Dresden. Lib. Adolf Schirmer

29

  • Jacob Gade born (Vejle, Denmark) Danish violinist, composer. Died 1963

30

  • August Bournonville (74) dies in Copenhagen

Dec 1879

4

  • Herbert Hamilton Harty born (Hillsborough, Ireland) Anglo-Irish composer, conductor, organist, pianist. Died 1941

6

  • Pietro Mascagni’s Elegia for soprano, violin and piano & Sinfonia in C minor for small orchestra premiered in Livorno

7

  • Johann Strauss II’s polka Waldine op. 385 premiered in Vienna

12

  • Johannes Brahms’s Variations on a Theme by R. Schumann op.9 for piano premiered in Berlin
  • Franz Schubert’s opera Des Teufels Lustschloss [The Devil’s pleasure palace] premiered in Vienna, lib. A. von Kotzebue

13

  • Jacques Offenbach’s operetta La fille du tambour-major [The drum major’s daughter] premiered in Paris, lib. H. Chivot and A. Duru

14

  • Ludwig Minkus’s ballet Mlada premiered in St Petersburg

19

  • Otto Olsson born (Stockholm) Swedish organist, composer, teacher. Died 1964

20

  • Margarethe Siems born (Wroclaw) German soprano singer, singing teacher. Died 1952
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Suite no.1 op.43 for orchestra premiered in Moscow

26

  • Armen Tigranian born (Gyumri, Armenia) Armenian composer. Died 1950

27

  • William ‘Bunk’ Johnson born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz trumpeter. Died 1949

28

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Pražské valčiky [Prague Waltzes] for orchestra premiered in Prague

31

  • W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan’s operetta The Pirates of Penzance premiered in New York

1879 (date unknown)

  • Gustave Satter (47) dies. Date and place unknown
  • The Excelsior Brass Band founded in New Orleans by Théogène Baquet. Disbands 1931. Alumni include John Robichaux, Alphonse Picou and Honore Dutrey
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Fifteen Russian Folksongs op.19 published

Songs published

  • Oh, Dem Golden Slippers (James A Bland)

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