1890-91

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Jan 1890

1

  • Charley Jordan born (Mabelvale, AR) American blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, talent scout, bootlegger. Died 1954

2

  • Julián Gayarre (45) dies in Madrid of tuberculosis

4

  • Karl Millöcker’s operetta Der arme Jonathan [Poor Jonathan], lib. Hugo Wittmann and Julius Bauer, premiered in Vienna

8

  • Giorgio Ronconi (79) dies in Madrid

10

  • Johannes Brahms’s Piano Trio no.1 op.8 premiered in Budapest (second and final version)
  • Edward MacDowell’s symphonic poem Lancelot und Elaine op.22/1 premiered in Boston

11

  • Arthur “Bud” Scott born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz banjoist, guitarist, violinist. Worked with Buddy Bolden, John Robichaux, Olympia Orchestra, King Oliver & Kid Ory. Died 1949

12

  • Charles Friant born (Paris) French tenor singer. Died 1947

13

  • Steve Brown born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz bassist. Worked with Tom Brown, New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Jean Goldkette & Paul Whiteman. Brother of Tom Brown (1888-1958). Died 1965

15

  • Carl Nielsen’s incidental music for A. Munch’s play En aften paa Giske [An Evening at Giske] premiered in Copenhagen
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet Spyashchaya krasavitsa [The Sleeping Beauty] premiered in Moscow

17

  • Yuri Fayer born (Kiev) Russian conductor, violinist. Died 1971
  • Salomon Sulzer (85) dies in Vienna
  • Karl Michael Ziehrer’s waltz Natursänger [Nature Singers] op.415 premiered in Vienna

20

  • Franz Lachner (86) dies in Munich
  • Aleksandr Glazunov’s Rhapsodie orientale op.29 for orchestra premiered in St Petersburg

23

  • Vladimir Rosing born (St Petersburg) Russian tenor singer, opera director, teacher. Died 1963

26

  • Giacomo Puccini’s Crisantemi [chrysanthemums] for string quartet premiered in Milan

29

  • Marguerite Canal born (Toulouse) French conductor, teacher, composer. The first woman to conduct an orchestra in France. Died 1978
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty (Naxos)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty (Naxos)

Feb 1890

2

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony no.8 op.88 premiered in Prague

10

  • Ernest Reyer’s opera Salammbô premiered in Brussels. Lib. Camille du Locle after Flaubert

12

  • Johann Strauss II’s waltz Rathausball-Tänze op. 438 [City Hall Ball] premiered in Vienna

13

  • Hubert Parry’s Piano Trio no.3 premiered in London

14

  • Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (41) dies in Moscow

21

  • Zdenek Fibich’s opera Námluvy Pelopovy [The Courtship of Pelopovy], lib. xx, premiered in Prague, the first part of the Hippodamie trilogy

25

  • Myra Hess born (London) English classical pianist. Died 1965

27

  • Freddie Keppard born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz cornetist. Worked with The Olympia Orchestra, Eagle Band, Original Creole Orchestra, Johnny Dodds, Doc Cook and others. Brother of Louis Keppard (1888-1986). Died 1933

Mar 1890

4

  • Richard Strauss’ Concerto for violin and orchestra premiered in Cologne

12

  • Vaslav Nijinsky aka Wacław Niżyński born (Kiev) Polish-Russian ballet dancer, choreographer. Died 1950
  • Evert Taube born (Gothenburg) Swedish folk singer, songwriter, lutenist, author, artist. Died 1976

13

  • Fritz Busch born (Siegen, Germany) German conductor. Brother of Adolf Busch (1891-1952). Died 1951
  • Henry Wylde (67) dies in London of bronchitis
  • Johannes Brahms’s Three Motets op.110 for 4 to 8 voices premiered in Cologne

17

  • Harold Morris born (San Antonio, TX) American pianist, composer, teacher. Died 1964

20

  • Lauritz Melchior born (Copenhagen) Danish-American tenor singer. Died 1973
  • Beniamino Gigli born (Recanati, Italy) Italian tenor singer. Died 1957

21

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

28

  • Paul Whiteman born (Denver, CO) Jazz and popular bandleader, conductor, viola player. Died 1967

Apr 1890

9

  • Efrem Zimbalist born (Rostov, Russia) Russo-American violinist, composer, teacher, conductor. Died 1985

16

  • John Barnett (87) dies in London

17

  • Gussie Mueller born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz clarinetist. Worked with Papa Jack Laine, Tom Brown & Paul Whiteman. Died 1965
  • Johnny St. Cyr born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz banjoist, guitarist. Worked with The Olympia Orchestra, Tuxedo Orchestra, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong & Doc Cook. Died 1966

19

  • César Franck’s String Quartet in D major premiered in Paris

20

  • Enrique Granados gives his first major piano recital at the Teatre Lírico, Barcelona

21

  • Gabriel Fauré’s incidental music for E. de Haraucourt’s play La Passion premiered in Paris

22

  • Frederic Hymen Cowen’s opera Thorgrim premiered in London. Lib. Joseph Bennett

30

  • Frederick Bridge succeeds Henry Wylde as Gresham Professor of Music in London, a post he holds until 1924

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  • George W Johnson makes his first recordings for the New York Phonograph Company and then later for the New Jersey Phonograph Company

May 1890

1

  • Ada Brown born (Kansas City, MO) American blues singer. Died 1950

6

  • Hubert Léonard (71) dies in Paris

8

  • Lillian Russell sings Sabre Song to audiences in Boston and Washington, DC from New York as part of Alexander Graham Bell’s demonstration of the first long distance telephone

13

  • Benjamin Godard’s opera Dante et Béatrice premiered in Paris. Lib. Édouard Blau

17

  • Pietro Mascagni’s opera Cavalleria rusticana premiered in Rome, lib. G. Targioni-Tozzetti and G. Menasci

21

  • Harry Tierney born (Perth Amboy, NJ) American musical theatre pianist, songwriter. Died 1965

26

  • Samuil Feinberg born (Odessa) Russian pianist, composer. Died 1962

28

  • Viktor Nessler (49) dies in Strasbourg

30

  • André Messager’s opera La Basoche premiered in Paris, lib. A. Carré
Poster for Parma opening of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana in January 1891

Poster for Parma opening of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana in January 1891

Jun 1890

7

  • Isaac Albéniz’s España, six album leaves for piano premiered in London

21

  • Richard Strauss’ tone poem Death and Transfiguration premiered in Eisenach

Jul 1890

10

  • Rodolphe Mathieu born (Pontneuf, Quebec) Canadian composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1962

26

  • Otto Dresel (63) dies in Beverly, MA

Aug 1890

4

  • Asadata Dafora aka Austin Dafora Horton born (Freetown, Sierra Leone) Sierra Leonean drummer, composer, singer, choreographer, cultural activist. Died 1965
  • Carson Robison born (Oswego, KS) American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player. Worked with Vernon Dalhart. Died 1957

5

  • Hans Gál born (Brno, Czech Rep) Austrian composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1987
  • Erich Kleiber born (Vienna) Austrian conductor. Died 1956

15

  • Jacques Ibert born (Paris) French composer, conductor, music administrator. Died 1962

25

  • Robert Planquette’s operetta Captain Thérèse premiered in London. Lib. Alexandre-Charles-Auguste Bisson and Francis Cowley Burnand

28

  • Ivor Gurney born (Gloucester) English composer, poet. Died 1937

Sep 1890

4

  • Naima Wifstrand born (Stockholm) Swedish actress, singer, composer. Died 1968

6

  • Manfred Gurlitt born (Berlin) German opera composer, conductor. Died 1973

8

  • Bjørn Talén born (Oslo) Norwegian tenor singer. Died 1945

10

  • Edward Elgar’s overture Froissart op.19 premiered in Worcester

15

  • Frank Martin born (Geneva) Swiss composer, teacher. Died 1974

26

  • Papanasam Sivan born (Thanjavur, India) Indian Carnatic composer, singer. Died 1973

Oct 1890

7

  • John Hill Hewitt (89) dies in Boston, MA

9

  • Jānis Mediņš born (Riga) Latvian composer, organist. Died 1966

12

  • Luís de Freitas Branco born (Lisbon) Portuguese composer, critic, teacher, educationalist, musicologist. Died 1955

13

  • Gösta Nystroem born (Silvberg, Sweden) Swedish composer. Died 1966
  • Jean Sibelius’ String Quartet op.4 premiered in Helsinki
  • Richard Strauss’ tone poem Macbeth premiered in Weimar

15

  • Hubert Parry’s cantata L’Allegro ed Il Pensieroso [The Allegro and The Thoughtful] for chorus and orchestra premiered in Norwich

17

  • Prosper Sainton (77) dies in London
  • Antonín Dvořák’s Piano Quartet op.87 premiered in Frankfurt

20

  • Ferdinand ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton born (Gulfport, LA) American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer (probable date – others as early as 1884 have been claimed). Died 1941

unk

  • Columbia Records issues its first catalogue of recordings

Nov 1890

4

  • Aleksandr Borodin’s opera Knyaz′ Igor′ [Prince Igor] premiered in Moscow, lib. Borodin. Completed by Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov

8

  • César Franck (67) dies in Paris of pleurisy
  • Charles Lecocq’s opera L’égyptienne premiered in Paris. Lib. Henri-Charles Chivot, Charles Nuitter and Alexandre Beaume

10

  • Mischa Bakaleinikoff born (Moscow) Russian-American composer, conductor, music director. Brother of Constantin (1898-1966) and Vladimir (1885-1953) Bakaleinikoff. Died 1960

11

  • Johannes Brahms’s Quintet no.2 op.111 for strings premiered in Vienna

13

  • Edward Elgar’s My love dwelt in a northern land op.18/3 for choir premiered in Tenbury, text A. Lang

28

  • Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov’s opera Azra premiered in Tbilisi. Lib. Ippolitov-Ivanov

30

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Scherzo op.87 for two pianos premiered in Paris

unk

  • Gabriel Pierné appointed organist at Saint Clotilde Basilica, Paris, succeeding César Franck, a post he holds until 1898
  • Charles-Marie Widor succeeds César Franck as organ professor at the Paris Conservatoire

Dec 1890

2

  • Fate Marable born (Paducah, KY) American jazz pianist, bandleader on the Mississippi steam boats. Died 1947

4

  • Cecil Sharp’s opera Sylvia premiered in Adelaide. Lib. Sharp

8

  • Bohuslav Martinu born (Polička, Czech Rep) Czech composer, teacher. Died 1959
  • Aleksandr Glazunov’s Symphony no.3 premiered in St Petersburg

11

  • Carlos Gardel born (Toulouse) Franco-Argentinian tango baritone singer, songwriter, actor. Died 1935

13

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

19

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s opera Pikovaya dama [The Queen of Spades] premiered in St Petersburg, lib. M.I. Tchaikovsky and P.I. Tchaikovsky

21

  • Niels Wilhelm Gade (73) dies in Copenhagen
  • Anton Bruckner’s Symphony no.3 premiered in Vienna (third and final version)

26

  • Uncle Charlie (Charles Nelson) Osborne born (Copper Creek, VA) American folk and country fiddler. Died 1992

28

  • Gabriel Fauré’s canticle En prière [in prayer] for voice and organ premiered in Paris

29

  • Yves Nat born (Béziers, France) French pianist, composer. Died 1956
  • Antonin Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 8 premiered in Berlin

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  • The Unique Quartette from New York make the first ever recordings by a black vocal group, cutting cylinders for the New York Phonograph Company

1890 (date unknown)

  • Chris Kelly born (Plaquemines, LA) American jazz trumpeter. Worked with George Lewis. Died 1929

publications

  • Leoš Janáček and František Bartoš’s Kytice z národních písní moravských [Bouquet of Moravian folksongs] (174 songs) published in Telč

releases

  • US Marine Band – Semper Fidelis (Columbia)
František Bartoš 1837-1906

František Bartoš 1837-1906

Jan 1891

1

  • Schahan Berberian born (Istanbul) Armenian composer, philosopher, teacher, psychologist, author. Died 1956
  • Henry Ragas born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz pianist. Worked with The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Died 1919
  • Antonin Dvorák appointed professor at the Prague Conservatory

2

  • Anton Arensky’s opera Son na Volge [Dream on the Volga], lib. Arensky, premiered in Moscow

5

  • Emma Abbott (40) dies in Salt Lake City, UT of pneumonia

7

  • Wilhelm Taubert (79) dies in Berlin

8

  • Fredrik Pacius (81) dies in Helsinki

10

  • Carl Zeller’s operetta Der Vogelhändler [The Bird Seller], lib. Moritz West and Ludwig Held, premiered in Vienna

15

  • Anton Bruckner’s Träumen und Wachen [Dreaming and waking] for 6 voices premiered in Vienna
  • Edward German’s Marche solennelle [solemn march] for orchestra premiered in London

16

  • Charley Straight born (Chicago) American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer. Died 1940
  • Léo Delibes (54) dies in Paris

17

  • Johannes Verhulst (74) dies in Bloemendaal, Netherlands

20

  • Mischa Elman born (Talnoye, Ukraine) Ukrainian-American violinist. Died 1967
  • Erik Satie’s Sonneries de la Rose+Croix [Rings of the Rose and Cross] for piano completed

21

  • Nikolai Golovanov born (Moscow) Russian conductor, music director, composer. Died 1953
  • Calixa Lavallée (48) dies in Boston, MA of tuberculosis

25

  • Anthony Bernard aka Alan Charles Butler born (London) English conductor, pianist, organist, composer. Died 1963
  • Wellman Braud born (St. James Parish, LA) American jazz bass player. Worked with Charlie Elgar, Plantation Orchestra, Duke Ellington & The Spirits of Rhythm. Died 1966

31

  • Arthur Sullivan’s opera Ivanhoe premiered in London, lib. J. Sturgis

Feb 1891

13

  • Alexander Kipnis born (Zhytomyr, Ukraine) Ukrainian bass singer. Died 1978

15

  • Dino Borgioli born (Florence) Italian tenor singer. Died 1960

16

  • Aleksandr Glazunov’s symphonic poem  Kremlin op.30 premiered in St Petersburg

20

  • Vincent d’Indy’s String Quartet No.1 op.35 premiered in Brussels

21

  • Carlos Gomes’s opera Condor premiered in Milan. Lib. Mario Canti
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s incidental music from Shakespeare’s play Hamlet premiered in St Petersburg

23

  • Pablo Casals gives his first solo cello recital in Barcelona

25

  • Ludwig Minkus’s ballet Kalkabrino premiered in St Petersburg

27

  • Issay Dobrowen aka Itschok Zorachovitch Barabeitchik born (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) Russo-Norwegian pianist, composer, conductor. Died 1953
  • Georges Migot born (Paris) French composer, poet, painter. Died 1976

Mar 1891

3

  • Federico Moreno Torroba born (Madrid) Spanish composer, critic. Died 1982

6

  • August Kindermann (74) dies in Munich

7

  • Zue Robertson born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz trombonist. Worked with Jelly Roll Morton & King Oliver. Died 1943
  • Pietro Mascagni’s Danza esotica for orchestra premiered in Cerignola

12

  • Clara Schumann gives her last public performance in Frankfurt

16

  • Jules Massenet’s opera Le mage [the magician] premiered in Paris, lib. J. Richepin

22

  • Alexis Roland-Manuel aka Roland Alexis Manuel Lévy born (Paris) French critic, composer, teacher. Died 1966
  • Emmanuel Chabrier’s Ode à la musique [Ode to Music] for choir and orchestra premiered in Paris

24

  • Edmond Audran’s operetta L’oncle Célestin [Uncle Celestin], lib. Maurice Ordonneau and Henri Kéroul, premiered in Paris

28

  • Édouard Lalo’s opera Néron premiered in Paris. Lib. Paul Milliet

Apr 1891

1

  • Gustav Mahler begins a two year stint as chief conductor at the Hamburg Stadttheater

4

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

9

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Now the Powers of Heaven for choir premiered in Moscow

11

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Dumky op.90 for violin, cello and piano premiered in Prague

13

  • Ladislav Černý born (Plzeň, Czech Rep) Czech viola player, teacher. Died 1975

15

  • Väinö Raitio born (Sortavala, Finland) Finnish composer. Died 1945
  • Emile Pessard’s opera Les Folies amoureuses [The Misadventures of love], lib. André Lénéka and Emmanuel Matrat, premiered in Paris

18

  • Ernest Chausson’s Symphony in B flat premiered in Paris

21

  • Arthur William Foote’s Piano Quartet op.23 premiered in Boston

23

  • Sergei Prokofiev born (Borysivka, Ukraine) Russian composer, pianist, conductor. Died 1953
  • Jean Sibelius’s Overture in E & Scène de ballet for orchestra premiered in Helsinki

27

  • The Carnegie Hall opens in New York. The first theatre to open is the current Zankel Hall, then known as the Recital Hall
Jean Sibelius 1865-1957

Jean Sibelius 1865-1957

May 1891

1

  • Charley (or Charlie) Patton born (Edwards, MS) American blues singer, guitarist, songwriter. Date disputed. Died 1934

4

  • Frederick Jacobi born (San Francisco) American composer, teacher. Died 1952

5

  • The inaugural concert takes place at the Carnegie Hall, New York. Walter Damrosch conducts a programme of Beethoven

10

  • Johann Strauss II’s waltz Gross-Wien op. 440 [Great Vienna] premiered in Vienna

16

  • Richard Tauber born (Linz, Austria) Austrian tenor singer. Died 1948

22

  • Eddie Edwards born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz trombonist. Worked with The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Died 1963

23

  • Ignace Leybach (73) dies in Toulouse

30

  • Ben Bernie born (Bayonne, NJ) American jazz violinist, bandleader, radio personality. Died 1943

31

  • Erich Walter Sternberg born (Berlin) German-Israeli composer. Died 1974

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  • Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.3 op.58 premiered in Düsseldorf

Jun 1891

2

  • Zdenek Fibich’s opera Smir Tantaluv [The Atonement of Tantalus], lib. Jaroslav Vrchlickÿ,  premiered in Prague, the second part of the Hippodamie trilogy
  • George J Gaskin makes his first recordings for the Edison North American Company

4

  • Ernö Rapée born (Budapest) Hungaro-American conductor. Died 1945

9

  • Cole Porter born (Peru, IN) American composer, songwriter. Died 1964

10

  • Al Dubin born (Zurich) Swiss-American lyricist. Wrote mainly in collaboration with Harry Warren (1893-1981). Died 1945

14

  • Nicolò Gabrielli (77) dies in Paris

15

  • César Franck’s oratorio Les béatitudes premiered in Dijon

18

  • Alfred Bruneau’s opera Le Rêve [the dream], lib. Louis-Marie-Alexandre Gallet, premiered in Paris

28

  • Hubert Parry’s Eton for chorus and orchestra premiered in Eton

30

  • George Dance, Frank Desprez and Edward Solomon’s comic opera The Nautch Girl opens in London (200 performances)

Jul 1891

1

  • The International Copyright law goes into effect

3

  • Stefano Golinelli (72) dies in Bologna

13

  • Franco Casavola born (Bari, Italy) Italian composer, Futurist theorist. Died 1955

14

  • Fréhel aka Marguerite Boulc’h born (Paris) French bal-musette singer, actress. Died 1951

16

  • Blossom Seeley aka Minnie Guyer born (San Francisco, CA) American vaudevillian, popular and jazz singer, actress, dancer. Died 1974

21

  • Franco Faccio (51) dies in Monza, Italy

24

  • Leoš Janáček’s ballet Rákoš Rákoczy premiered in Prague

Aug 1891

2

  • Arthur Bliss born (London) English composer, conductor. Died 1975

5

  • Henry Charles Litolff (73) dies in Bois-Colombes, France

8

  • Adolf Busch born (Siegen, Germany) German violinist, composer. Brother of Fritz Busch (1890-1951). Died 1952

23

  • Roy Agnew born (Sydney) Australian composer, pianist. Died 1944

28

  • Mutt Carey born (Hahnville, LA) American jazz trumpeter, bandleader. Worked with Kid Ory, Chris Kelly & Mutt Carey and his Jeffersonians. Died 1948

Sep 1891

3

  • Charles “Doc” Cook born (Louisville, KY) American jazz bandleader, pianist, composer. Led Cookie’s Gingersnaps aka Doc Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra. Died 1958

4

  • Sam Lanin born (Philadelphia, PA) American jazz bandleader. Worked with Victor Herbert’s Orchestra, led the Roseland Orchestra and a plethora of other bands. Brother of Lester Lanin (1907-2004). Died 1977

5

  • Li Jinhui born (Xiangtang, China) Chinese composer, songwriter, teacher, ethnomusicologist, magazine editor. Died 1967

10

  • Hubert Parry’s De profundis for soprano, chorus and orchestra premiered in Hereford

15

  • André Messager’s opera Hélène premiered in Paris, lib. P. Delair

16

  • Czeslaw Marek born (Przemysl, Poland) Polish-Swiss composer, pianist. Died 1985

22

  • Edmund Nick born (Liberec, Czech Rep) German composer, conductor, critic, writer. Died 1974

24

  • Marie Wilt (58) commits suicide in Vienna by jumping from a window on the fourth floor of a hotel

26

  • Charles Münch born (Strasbourg) German conductor, violinist. Died 1968

Oct 1891

1

  • Ricardo Castillo born (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala) Guatemalan composer. Died 1966
  • Morfydd Llwyn Owen born (Treforest, Wales) Welsh mezzo-soprano singer, pianist, composer. Died 1918

3

  • Carl Nielsen marries sculptress Anna Marie Brodersen in Florence

7

  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s oratorio Eden op.40 premiered in Birmingham

9

  • Gaspar Villate (40) dies in Paris
  • Antonín Dvořák’s Requiem op.89 for chorus and orchestra premiered in Birmingham

10

  • Frederick Delius’s symphonic poem Paa Vidderne [On the Heights] premiered in Oslo

11

  • Leff Pouishnoff born (Odessa) Ukrainian pianist, composer. Died 1959

16

  • The Chicago Symphony Orchestra gives its inaugural concert at the Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

17

  • André Messager & G Street’s ballet Scaramouche premiered in Paris

21

  • Ted Shawn born (Kansas City, MO) American dancer, choreographer. Died 1972

25

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Africa op.89 for piano and orchestra premiered in Paris

29

  • Fanny Brice born (New York, NY) American vaudevillian, popular singer, actress. Died 1951
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Russian Rhapsody for two pianos premiered in Moscow

31

  • Pietro Mascagni’s opera L’amico Fritz premiered in Rome, lib. P. Suardon

Nov 1891

8

  • Zdenek Fibich’s opera Smrt Hippodamie [death of Hippodamia], lib. Jaroslav Vrchlicky, premiered in Prague, the third part of the Hippodamie trilogy

9

  • Charles H. Hoyt & Percy Gaunt’s musical A Trip to Chinatown opened on Broadway (657 performances)

10

  • Philip Sainton born (Arques-la-Bataille, France) Anglo-French composer, conductor, violist. Died 1967
  • Carl Stalling born (Lexington, MO) American film composer, arranger, organist. Specialised in scores for animated shorts, and worked for Warner Brothers from 1936 to 1958. Died 1972

11

  • Raffaele Ferlotti (72) dies in Bologna

18

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s symphonic poem Voyevoda op.78 premiered in Moscow

21

  • Charlie Johnson born (Philadelphia) American jazz pianist, bandleader. Led the Paradise Ten. Died 1959
  • Hugo Wolf’s incidental music for Ibsen’s play Das Fest auf Solhaug [The Feast at Solhaug] premiered in Vienna

Dec 1891

5

  • Jeno Hubay’s opera Alienor premiered in Budapest. Lib. Antal Váradi

12

  • Johannes Brahms’s Trio op.114 for clarinet, cello and piano & Quintet op.115 for clarinet and string quartet premiered in Berlin

13

  • Anton Bruckner’s Symphony no.1 premiered in Vienna (second and final version)

15

  • AP (Alvin Pleasant) Carter born (Maces Springs, VA) American country and folk singer, guitarist, songwriter. Founding member of  The Carter Family. Died 1960

23

  • Holger Simon Paulli (81) dies in Copenhagen

28

  • Alfred Cellier (47) dies in London

1891 (date unknown)

  • Johnny Stein born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz drummer, bandleader. Led Stein’s Dixie Jazz Band – the foreunner of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band & The Original New Orleans Jazz Band. Possibly born 1895. Died 1962

publications

  • Sabine Baring-Gould, Frederick Bussell and Henry Fleetwood Sheppard’s folk song collection Songs and Ballads of the West published in London
  • Edvard Grieg’s Lyric Pieces Book 5 op.54 published

songs published

  • The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo (Fred Gilbert)

releases

  • George J Gaskin – Drill, Ye Terriers, Drill (North American)
  • Billy Golden – Turkey In The Straw (Columbia)
  • George Washington Johnson – The Laughing Song (Columbia)
  • George Washington Johnson – The Whistling Coon (Columbia)

2 responses to “1890-91

  1. Charlie Creath was born Dec 30, 1895 according to the documents on this page: http://www.doctorjazz.co.uk/draftcards4.html#bgwwj

    Other sites have it as 1890 or 1896, but the above one has better references I think.

    Thanks for your great site! I’m compiling a list of historical accordion dates and this is good stuff.

    Yea Pee Wee King! 100 years last week. You’ve got him on already, good job.

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