1886-87

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Jan 1886

9

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Sonata no.1 for piano and violin op.75 premiered in Paris

10

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

16

  • Amilcare Ponchielli (51) dies in Milan

18

  • Josef Tichatschek (78) dies in Dresden

22

  • John J. Becker born (Henderson, KY) American composer, pianist, conductor. Died 1961

24

  • Isaac Albéniz’s Suite española op.47 for piano premiered in Madrid

25

  • Wilhelm Furtwängler born (Berlin) German conductor, composer. Died 1954

Feb 1886

6

  • Alberto Guerrero born (La Serena, Chile) Chilean-Canadian pianist, composer, teacher. Died 1959

11

  • Anton Bruckner’s Um Mitternacht for 5 voices premiered in Linz
  • Alfred Cellier’s operetta The Carp premiered in London. Lib. Frank Desprez

16

  • Louis Köhler (65) dies in Kaliningrad

20

  • Isaac Albéniz’s Suite ancienne no.1 op.54 for piano premiered in Madrid
  • Wilhelm Kienzl’s opera Urvasi premiered in Dresden. Lib. Alfred Gödel

21

  • Ludwig Minkus’s ballet The Magic Pills premiered in Moscow

23

  • Albert Sammons born (London) English violinist, composer, violin teacher. Died 1957

27

  • Alfredo Catalani’s opera Edmea premiered in Milan. Lib. Antonio Ghislanzoni

Mar 1886

2

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Valse caprice op.4 for piano premiered in Moscow

3

  • R. O. (Reginald Owen) Morris born (York) English composer, teacher. Died 1948

8

  • Darrell Fancourt born (London) English bass-baritone singer. Died 1953

9

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals for orchestra premiered in Paris

23

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Manfred symphony op.58 premiered in Moscow

25

  • Anton Bruckner’s Ave regina coelorum [Hail Queen of Heaven] for chorus and orchestra premiered in Klosterneuburg, Austria
Camille Saint-Saëns 1835-1921

Camille Saint-Saëns 1835-1921

Apr 1886

1

  • Richard Strauss leaves the post of conductor of the court orchestra at Meiningen, Germany

3

  • Dooley Wilson born (Tyler, TX) American popular singer, actor. Died 1953

6

  • Gabriel Fauré’s cantata La naissance de Venus op.29 [the birth of Venus] for chorus and piano premiered in Paris

8

  • Lily Elsie aka Elsie Hodder born (Armley, Yorkshire) English soprano singer, actress. Died 1962

10

  • Emmanuel Chabrier’s opera Gwendoline premiered in Brussels, lib. C. Mendès

11

  • Anton Bruckner’s Trösterin Musik [Consoler music] for 4 voices and organ premiered in Vienna

12

  • John Philip Sousa’s operetta The Queen of Hearts premiered in Washington, DC, lib. E.M. Taber

13

  • Ethel Leginska née Liggins born (Hull) Anglo-American pianist, teacher, conductor, composer. Died 1970
  • Károly Thern (68) dies in Vienna

18

  • Gustav Mahler’s song Hans und Grethe premiered in Prague

26

  • Ma Rainey aka Gertrude Pridgett born (Columbus, GA) American blues singer, songwriter. Died 1939

30

  • Friedrich Hieronymus Truhn (74) dies in Berlin

May 1886

1

  • César Franck’s Variations Symphoniques for piano and orchestra premiered in Paris
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s overture Romeo i Dzul′etta [Romeo and Juliet] premiered in Tbilisi (third and final  version)

3

  • Marcel Dupré born (Rouen) French composer, organist, pianist, teacher. Died 1971

4

  • Shelton Brooks born (Amherstburg, Ontario) Canadian-American popular songwriter, pianist, singer, actor. Died 1975
  • Chichester Bell and Charles Sumner Tainter patent their phonograph (graphophone)
  • Arthur Sullivan’s Ode for opening of Colonial and Indian Exhibition for chorus and orchestra premiered in London

5

  • Jean Louis Gobbaerts (50) dies in Saint-Gilles, Belgium

6

  • Charles-Marie Widor’s opera Maître Ambros premiered in Paris, lib. F. Coppée

12

  • Hermann Grabner born (Graz) Austrian composer, teacher. Died 1969

13

  • Joseph Achron born (Lazdijai, Lithuania) Russo-American composer, violinist. Died 1943

16

  • Spyridon Samaras’s opera Flora mirabilis premiered in Milan. Lib. Ferdinando Fontana

18

  • Ole Windingstad born (Sandefjord, Norway) Norwegian-American conductor, pianist, composer. Died 1959

19

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony no. 3 premiered in London

24

  • Paul Paray born (Le Tréport, France) French composer, conductor, organist. Died 1979

26

  • Al Jolson aka Asa Yoelson born (Seredžius, Lithuania) American popular singer, comedian, film and stage actor. Died 1950

28

  • Nikolai Sokoloff born (Kiev) Russo-American conductor, violinist. Died 1965

31

  • Charles Lecocq’s opera Plutus premiered in Paris. Lib. Albert Millaud and Gaston Jollivet

Jun 1886

8

  • Alexander Mackenzie’s opera The Troubadour premiered in London. Lib. Francis Hueffer

9

  • Kosaku Yamada born (Tokyo) Japanese composer, conductor, teacher. Died 1965

10

  • Chink Martin born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz tuba player. Worked with the Reliance Brass Band, New Orleans Rhythm Kings & The Halfway House Orchestra. Died 1981

12

  • E(dward) Ray Goetz born (Buffalo, NY) American popular songwriter, film producer. Died 1954

13

  • Art Hickman born (Oakland, CA) American popular bandleader, drummer, pianist. Died 1930

28

  • Clarence Raybould born (Birmingham) English conductor, pianist, composer. Died 1972

29

  • Ada Sari aka Jadwiga Szayer born (Wadowice, Poland) Polish soprano singer, actress, singing teacher. Died 1968

30

  • Arturo Toscanini, a 19 year old cellist, makes his conducting debut in Rio de Janeiro as an emergency replacement at a performance of Verdi’s Aida

Jul 1886

4

  • Heinrich Kaminski born (Tiengen, Germany) German composer. Died 1946

19

  • Franz Liszt gives his last concert performance in Luxembourg

22

  • Franz Liszt returns to Bayreuth from a concert tour of France and England

23

  • Emil Scaria (47) dies in Blasewitz, Germany

25

  • Gustav Mahler begins a two year stint as conductor at the Neues Stadttheater in Leipzig

30

  • Algot Haquinius born (Sveg, Sweden) Swedish composer, pianist. Died 1966

31

  • Franz Liszt (74) dies in Bayreuth of pneumonia

Aug 1886

3

  • Ludwig Minkus’s ballet The Sacrifices to Cupid Pills premiered in St Petersburg

5

  • Carlo Giorgio Garofalo born (Rome) Italian composer, organist. Died 1962

6

  • Edward Ballantine born (Oberlin, OH) American composer, teacher. Died 1971

8

  • Pietro Yon born (Settimo Vittone, Italy) Italian-American organist, composer. Died 1943

14

  • Victor Herbert marries soprano Therese Foerster in Vienna

19

  • Robert Heger born (Strasbourg) German composer, organist. Died 1978

27

  • Rebecca Clarke born (Harrow) English composer, viola player. Died 1979
  • Eric Coates born (Hucknall, Notts) English composer, viola player. Died 1957

31

  • L(ouis) Wolfe Gilbert born (Odessa) Russo-American popular songwriter. Died 1970

Sep 1886

1

  • Othmar Schoeck born (Brunnen, Switzerland) Swiss composer, conductor. Died 1957

8

  • Ninon Vallin born (Isère, France) French soprano singer, singing teacher. Died 1961

9

  • Hubert Parry’s Suite moderne for orchestra premiered in Gloucester

10

  • Emilio Pujol born (Lleida, Spain) Catalan composer, guitarist, musicologist, guitar teacher. Died 1980
  • John Liptrot Hatton (76) dies in Margate, Kent

14

  • Hubert Ries (84) dies in Berlin

25

  • Jesús Guridi born (Vitoria, Spain) Basque composer, teacher. Died 1961
  • Alfred Cellier’s operetta Dorothy premiered in London. Lib. Benjamin Charles Stephenson

Oct 1886

6

  • Edwin Fischer born (Basel) Swiss pianist, conductor. Died 1960

8

  • André Messager’s ballet Les deux pigeons premiered in Paris

9

  • Karl Millöcker’s operetta Der Vice-Admiral premiered in Vienna. Lib. Camillo Walzel and Richard Genée

12

  • Albert Chamberland born (Montreal) Canadian composer, violinist, conductor, teacher, record producer. Died 1975

14

  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s The Revenge: a Ballad of the Fleet for chorus and orchestra premiered in Leeds

15

  • Antonín Dvořák’s oratorio Svatá Ludmila [St Ludmilla] premiered in Leeds, lib. J. Vrchlický

16

  • Arthur Sullivan’s cantata The Golden Legend premiered in Leeds, lib. J. Bennett

24

  • Victor Herbert and his wife, the soprano Therese Förster, move to the US where both are offered work with the Metropolitan Opera in New York as cellist and singer respectively

26

  • Max Bruch’s Symphony No.3 op.51 premiered in Wroclaw

30

  • Carl Zeller’s operetta Der Vagabund premiered in Vienna. Lib. Moritz West and Ludwig Held

Nov 1886

4

  • Edward MacDowell’s symphonic poem Ophelia op.22/2 premiered in New York
  • Arturo Toscanini makes his Italian debut as conductor in Turin at the premiere of Alfredo Catalani’s Edmea

5

  • Aleksandr Glazunov’s Symphony no.2 premiered in St Petersburg

6

  • Gus Kahn born (Koblenz, Germany) American lyricist. Died 1941

10

  • August Klughardt’s opera Die Hochzeit des Mönchs [The wedding of the monk], lib. Conrad Ferdinand Meyer and Ernst Pasqué, premiered in Dessau

19

  • Karl Goldmark’s opera Merlin premiered in Vienna, lib. S. Lipiner

21

  • Ludwig Minkus retires after more than 30 years working in Russia’s imperial theatres

23

  • Eduard Nápravník’s opera Harold premiered in St Petersburg. Lib. Pyotr Petrovich Weinburg

24

  • Johannes Brahms’s Cello Sonata no.2 op.99 premiered in Vienna

Dec 1886

2

  • Johannes Brahms’s Violin Sonata no.2 op.100 premiered in Vienna

14

  • Charles Louis Seeger born (Mexico City) American composer, musicologist, teacher. Husband of Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-53), father of Pete Seeger (b.1919), Mike Seeger (1933-2009) & Peggy Seeger (b.1935). Died 1979

16

  • César Franck’s Sonata for violin and piano in A premiered in Brussels

20

  • Johannes Brahms’s Piano Trio no.3 op.101 premiered in Budapest

21

  • Jules Massenet’s incidental music for V. Sardou’s play Le crocodile premiered in Paris

25

  • Edward ‘Kid’ Ory born (LaPlace, LA) American jazz trombonist, bandleader, composer. Led Ory’s Band & Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra. Died 1973

26

  • Edward MacDowell’s symphonic poem Hamlet op.22/1 premiered in Wiesbaden

unk

  • Carl Nielsen graduates from the Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen

1886 (date unknown)

  • The Onward Brass Band founded in New Orleans by Joseph Othello Lainez (disbands in 1930). Alumni include Manuel Perez, Peter Bocage & King Oliver
  • The Ysaÿe (string) Quartet founded by Eugène Ysaÿe. Eugène Ysaÿe, Mathieu Crickboom (vln) Léon van Hout (vla) Joseph Jacob (cel)

publications

  • Edvard Grieg’s Lyric Pieces Book 3 op.43 published
Onward Brass Band (c. 1913)

Onward Brass Band (c. 1913)

Jan 1887

4

  • Sebastian Lee (81) dies in Hamburg
  • Charles Lecocq’s opera Les grenadiers de Mont-Cornette premiered in Paris. Lib. José Daunis, Louis Péricaud, Lucien Delormel and Édouard Philippe

6

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Slovanské tance [Slavonic Dances] op.72/9,10,15 for orchestra premiered in Prague

8

  • Victor Herbert’s Suite for Cello and Orchestra op.3 premiered in New York

22

  • Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet no.2 op.45 premiered in Paris

26

  • Frederick Corder’s opera Nordisa premiered in Liverpool. Lib. Corder

27

  • Francesco Merli born (Milan) Italian tenor singer. Died 1976

28

  • Arthur Rubinstein born (Łódź, Poland) Polish-American pianist, conductor. Died 1982

31

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s opera Cherevichki [The Fancy Slippers] premiered in Moscow, lib. Ya. Polonsky

Feb 1887

5

  • Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Otello premiered in Milan, lib. A. Boito
  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Wedding Cake op.76 for strings premiered in Paris

7

  • Eubie Blake born (Baltimore, MD) American ragtime, jazz and popular pianist, songwriter (year disputed – most sources list 1883 as Blake himself claimed, but official documents state 1887). Died 1983
  • Edouard Lalo’s Symphony in G minor premiered in Paris

8

  • Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov’s opera Ruf [Ruth] premiered in Tbilisi. Lib. Ippolitov-Ivanov

11

  • W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan’s operetta Ruddigore premiered in London

17

  • Leevi Madetoja born (Oulu) Finnish composer, conductor, critic. Died 1947

19

  • Gabriel Fauré’s Barcarolle no.2 op.41 for piano premiered in Paris

24

  • John Stainer’s oratorio The Crucifixion premiered in London

26

  • Franz Suppé’s operetta Bellmann premiered in Vienna. Lib. Moritz West and Ludwig Held

27

  • Alexander Borodin (53) dies in St Petersburg of a burst artery in the heart

Mar 1887

2

  • Richard Strauss’ tone poem Aus Italien premiered in Munich

3

  • Hart Wand born (Topeka, KS) American popular fiddler, composer, bandleader. Died 1960
  • Joe ‘Ragbaby’ Stephens born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz drummer. Worked with Papa Jack Laine’s Reliance Band & Bert Kelly’s Jazz Band. Died c.1927

5

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos born (Rio de Janeiro) Brazilian composer, cellist, conductor, teacher, writer. Died 1959

7

  • Heino Eller born (Tartu, Estonia) Estonian composer, teacher. Died 1970

8

  • Richard Strauss’ Wandrers Sturmlied op.14 [Wanderers storm song] for chorus and orchestra premiered in Cologne

11

  • Ludvig Mathias Lindeman (74) dies in Oslo

14

  • Lawrance Collingwood born (London) English conductor, composer, record producer. Died 1982
  • Camille Saint-Saëns’s opera Proserpine premiered in Paris, lib. L. Gallet

17

  • Edward Elgar’s A Soldier’s Song op.5 for choir and piano premiered in Worcester, text C. Flavell Hayward

20

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Angel vopiyashe [An Angel Cried Out] for choir premiered in Moscow

21

  • Isaac Albéniz’s Concerto for piano and orchestra no.1 premiered among other works at a concert in the Salon Romero, Madrid, devoted solely to his own music

22

  • Leonard ‘Chico’ Marx born (New York, NY) American comedian, actor, pianist, bandleader. Led the Chico Marx Orchestra. Member of the Marx Brothers. Died 1961

25

  • Nicolae Bretan born (Nazód, Romania) Romanian composer, conductor, baritone singer, critic. Died 1968

28

  • Cripple Clarence Lofton aka Albert Clemens born (Kingsport, TN) American boogie-woogie pianist, singer, tap dancer. Died 1957

30

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Terzetto op.74 for string trio & Romantické kusy [Romantic pieces] op.75 for violin and piano premiered in Prague

publications

  • Erik Satie’s Valse-ballet for piano published, his first published work
Isaac Albéniz 1860-1909

Isaac Albéniz 1860-1909

Apr 1887

6

  • André Messager’s opera Le bourgeois de Calais premiered in Paris, lib. E. Dubreuil and P. Burani

9

  • Florence Beatrice Price born (Little Rock, AR) American composer, teacher. Died 1953

10

  • Heinz Tiessen born (Kaliningrad) German composer, teacher. Died 1971

14

  • Albert Lortzing’s opera Andreas Hofer premiered posthumously in Mainz. Lib. Lortzing

28

  • Fredrik Pacius’s opera Loreley premiered in Helsinki. Lib. Emanuel Geibel

30

  • Lawrence Duhé born (La Place, LA) American jazz clarinetist, bandleader. Worked with the New Orleans Creole Orchestra & Kid Ory. Died 1960

May 1887

11

  • Charles Ives gives his first public performance on the piano in Danbury, CT
  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s Carmen saeculare for soprano, chorus and orchestra premiered at Buckingham Palace, London

12

  • Bertha Lewis born (London) English contralto singer, actress. Died 1931

14

  • Ernest Chausson’s opera Hélène premiered in Paris, lib. Chausson after Leconte de Lisle

15

  • Riccardo Drigo’s ballet La Forêt enchantée [the enchanted forest] premiered in St Petersburg

17

  • Hubert Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens for chorus and orchestra premiered in London

18

  • Emmanuel Chabrier’s opera Le roi malgré lui [King in spite of himself] premiered in Paris, lib. E. de Najac and P. Burani

23

  • Gaetano Fraschini (71) dies in Naples

25

  • 131 people are killed during a fire at the Théâtre de l’Opéra-Comique in Paris

31

  • José María Usandizaga born (San Sebastian) Basque composer. Died 1915

Jun 1887

3

  • Emil Axman born (Rataje, Czech Rep) Czech composer, writer, folklorist. Died 1949
  • Roland Hayes born (Curryville, GA) American tenor singer, singing teacher. Died 1977

9

  • Alfred Bruneau’s opera Kérim premiered in Paris. Lib. Paul Milliet and Henri Lavedan

15

  • Antonín Dvořák’s opera Král a uhlíř [King and Charcoal Burner] premiered in Prague, lib. B.J. Lobeský (second and final version)

17

  • Franz Liszt’s Requiem für die Orgel for organ premiered in Rome

19

  • Friedrich von Flotow’s opera Die Musikanten [The musicians] premiered in Mannheim, lib. R. Genée

27

  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s Symphony no.3 op.28 ‘Irish’  premiered in London

28

  • Sam (Pasco) Moore born (Monticello, FL) American banjoist, guitarist, instrument inventor, vaudevillian. Died 1959

Jul 1887

2

  • Marcel Tabuteau born (Compiegne, France) Franco-American oboist, teacher. Died 1966

4

  • Arthur Sullivan’s Ode for laying of Imperial Institute foundation stone for chorus and orchestra premiered in London

10

  • Alfred Whitehead born (Peterborough) English composer, organist, choirmaster, teacher. Died 1974

16

  • Edward German’s Symphony no.1 premiered in London (original version)

19

  • Walter Morse Rummel born (Berlin) German pianist, composer, music editor. Son of Franz Rummel (1853-1901). Died 1953
  • Emil von Řezníček’s opera Die Jungfrau von Orleans [The Maid of Orleans], lib. Řezníček, premiered in Prague

24

  • Charles-François Gounod’s Messe à la mémoire de Jeanne d’Arc [Mass in memory of Joan of Arc] for 4 voices, choir and organ premiered in Rheims

29

  • Sigmund Romberg born (Nagykanisza, Hungary) Hungaro-American operetta composer, conductor. Died 1951
  • Rudi Stephan born (Worms, Germany) German composer. Died 1915

31

  • Peter Bocage born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz cornetist, violinist, bandleader. Worked with the Superior Orchestra, Onward Brass Band, Tuxedo Brass Band, Excelsior Brass Band, Piron’s New Orleans Orchestra & The Creole Serenaders). Died 1967

Aug 1887

5

  • Nat Ayer born (Boston, MA) American popular songwriter. Died 1952

7

  • Charles Luckey Roberts born (Philadelphia, PA) American jazz, ragtime and blues pianist, composer. Died 1968

11

  • Cryin’ Sam Collins born (?, LA) American blues singer, guitarist. Also recorded as Jim Foster, Jelly Roll Hunter, Big Boy Woods, Bunny Carter & Salty Dog Sam. Died 1949

25

  • Fartein Valen born (Stavanger, Norway) Norwegian composer, music theorist. Died 1952

26

  • Sargis Barkhudaryan born (Tbilisi, Georgia) Armenian composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1973

30

  • Yolanda Mero born (Budapest) Hungarian-American pianist, opera impresario, philanthropist. Died 1963

Sep 1887

3

  • Frank Christian born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz trumpeter. Worked with Papa Jack Laine, Tom Brown & The Original New Orleans Jazz Band. Died 1973

12

  • George Georgescu born (Sulina, Romania) Romanian conductor, cellist. Died 1964

14

  • Paul Kochanski born (Orel, Russia) Polish composer, violinist. Died 1934

16

  • Nadia Boulanger born (Paris) French composition teacher, conductor, composer, keyboard player. Sister of Lili Boulanger (1893-1918). Died 1979

19

  • Lovie Austin aka Cora Calhoun born (Chattanooga, TN) American jazz and blues bandleader, pianist, composer, arranger. Led the Blues Serenaders. Died 1972

26

  • Emile Berliner files a patent application for a gramophone  that plays flat discs
Emile Berliner's (1851-1929) gramophone

Emile Berliner’s (1851-1929) gramophone

Oct 1887

6

  • Maria Jeritza (Jedličková) born (Brno) Czech soprano singer. Died 1982
  • Robert Planquette’s operetta Surcouf premiered in Paris.

7

  • George James Webb (84) dies in Orange, NJ

9

  • Maurice Strakosch (62) dies in Paris

12

  • Nellie Melba makes her operatic debut  in a production of Rigoletto in Brussels

13

  • Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler meet for the first time in Leipzig

18

  • Matteo Salvi (70) dies in Rieti, Italy
  • Johannes Brahms’s Concerto op.102 for violin, cello and orchestra premiered in Cologne

23

  • Richard Strauss’s incidental music for Shakespeare’s play Romeo und Julia premiered in Munich

25

  • Willem Andriessen born (Haarlem, Netherlands) Dutch pianist, composer, teacher. Director of Amsterdam Conservatory 1937-53. Brother of Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981). Died 1964

29

  • Karl Millöcker’s operetta Die sieben Schwaben [The Seven Swabians], lib. Hugo Wittmann and Julius Bauer, premiered in Vienna

30

  • Jean-Étienne-Auguste Massol (85) dies in Paris

31

  • George Macfarren (74) dies in London

Nov 1887

1

  • Max Trapp born (Berlin) German composer, teacher. Died 1971
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s opera Charodeyka [The Enchantress] premiered in St Petersburg, lib. I.V. Shpazhinsky

2

  • Jenny Lind (67) diesin Malvern, Worcestershire,  of cancer

5

  • Paul Wittgenstein born (Vienna) Austrian pianist. Played one-handed after losing his right arm during World War One. Died 1961

8

  • Yuri Shaporin born (Glukhov, Ukraine) Russian composer. Died 1966

11

  • Emile Berliner receives a patent for his flat disc gramophone
  • Charles Lecocq’s opera Ali-Baba premiered in Paris. Lib. Louis-François Nicolaïe, Albert-Guillaume-Florent Vanloo and William-Bertrand Busnach

18

  • Eduard Marxsen (81) dies in Altona

20

  • Alexander ‘Eck’ Robertson born (Delaney, AR) American country fiddler. Died 1975

22

  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s incidental music for Sophocles’s play Oedipus tyrannus premiered in Cambridge

23

  • Paul de Maleingreau born (Trélon, France) Belgian composer, organist. Died 1956

26

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Suite no.4 op.61 ‘Mozartiana’ for orchestra premiered in Moscow

27

  • Marianna Barbieri-Nini (69) dies in Florence

Dec 1887

5

  • Eight countries adopt the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

6

  • Joseph Lamb born (Montclair, NJ) American ragtime Composer. Died 1960

7

  • Ernst Toch born (Vienna) Austrian composer. Died 1964

8

  • Vicente Emilio Sojo born (Guatire, Venezuela) Venezuelan composer, musicologist, politician. Died 1974
  • The New York String Quartet give their first concert. Sam Franko, Henry Boewig (vln) Ludwig Schenck (vla) Victor Herbert (cel)

10

  • Edvard Grieg’s Violin Sonata no.3 op.45 premiered in Leipzig

12

  • Kurt Atterberg born (Gothenburg) Swedish composer, conductor, administrator, critic. Died 1974

17

  • Johann Strauss II’s operetta Simplicius premiered in Vienna, lib. V. Léon

24

  • Lucrezia Bori born (Valencia) Spanish soprano singer. Died 1960

27

  • Bernard van Dieren born (Rotterdam) Dutch composer, critic, writer. Died 1936
  • Gertie Gitana aka Gertrude Mary Astbury born (Stoke-on-Trent) English music hall singer. Died 1957

31

  • César Franck’s Sonate in A for piano and violin premiered Paris

1887 (date unknown)

  • Gustave Charpentier wins the Prix de Rome with his cantata, Didon

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