1892-93

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Jan 1892

1

  • Miklós Radnai born (Budapest) Hungarian composer, critic, writer, teacher. Died 1935
  • Artur Rodziński born (Split) Polish conductor. Died 1958
  • Johann Strauss II’s operetta Ritter Pásmán [Sie Pasman] premiered in Vienna, lib. L. Dóczi

3

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Rondo op.94 for cello and piano premiered in Prague

4

  • WS Gilbert and Alfred Cellier’s comic opera The Mountebanks opens in London (229 performances)

5

  • Edward German’s incidental music for Shakespeare’s play Henry VIII premiered in London

8

  • Hans Kindler born (Rotterdam) Dutch-American cellist, conductor. Died 1949

10

  • Heinrich Dorn (87) dies in Berlin

15

  • Frank Hutchens born (Leeston, New Zealand) New Zealand composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1965

16

  • Karl Millöcker’s operetta Das Sonntagskind [The Sunday child], lib. Camillo Walzel and Richard Genée, premiered in Vienna

17

  • Karel Weis’s opera Viola premiered in Prague. Lib. Elishka Krásnohorská

20

  • Alfredo Catalani’s opera La Wally premiered in Milan. Lib. Luigi Illica

23

  • Paul Dukas’ Polyeucte Overture premiered in Paris

24

  • August Enna’s opera Heksen [The Witch], lib. Alfred Ipsen, premiered in Copenhagen

25

  • Ernest Chausson’s incidental music for Bouchor’s play La légende de Sainte Cécile [The legend of St. Cecilia] premiered in Paris

31

  • Eddie Cantor born (New York, NY) American popular singer, comedian, actor, songwriter. Died 1964

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  • Dan W. Quinn makes his first recordings in New York
  • Cecil Sharp returns to England from Australia

Feb 1892

4

  • Yrjö Kilpinen born (Helsinki) Finnish composer, teacher. Died 1959

5

  • Jean Sibelius’ Porilaisten marssi [The Pori March] for orchestra premiered in Helsinki

7

  • Jan Smeterlin born (Bielsko, Poland) Polish concert pianist. Died 1967

9

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

11

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Trio élégiaque No. 1 premiered in Moscow

12

  • Robert Planquette’s operetta La Cocarde tricolore [The tricolor cockade], lib. Maurice Ordonneau, premiered in Paris

13

  • Joseph Massart (80) dies in Paris

15

  • Ján Valašťan Dolinský born (Békéscsaba, Hungary) Slovak composer, teacher, journalist, folk song collector. Died 1965

16

  • Jules Massenet’s opera Werther premiered in Paris, lib. E. Blau, P. Milliet and G. Hartmann

17

  • Charles Ives’s Variations on ‘America’ for organ premiered in Brewster, NY
  • Louis Lacombe’s opera Winkelried, lib. Lionel Bonnemère and Moreau-Sainti, premiered in Geneva

20

  • Edward German’s Gipsy Suite for orchestra premiered in London

21

  • Umberto Giordano’s opera Mala vita [bad life], lib. Nicola Daspuro, premiered in Rome
  • Jules Massenet’s ballet Le carillon aka Das Glockenspiel premiered in Vienna

24

  • Gialdino Gialdini’s opera I due soci [The two partners], lib. E. Fiorentino, premiered in Bologna
  • Hubert Parry’s incidental music for Aristophanes’s play The Frogs premiered in Oxford

Mar 1892

8

  • Mississippi John Hurt born (Teoc, MS) American blues singer, guitarist, songwriter. Died 1966
  • Wilhelm Kienzl’s opera Heilmar der Narr [Heilmar the fool], lib. Wilhelm Kienzl sr., premiered in Munich

10

  • Arthur Honegger born (Le Havre, France) Swiss composer. Member of Les Six. Died 1955
  • Eva Turner born (Oldham, Lancashire) English soprano singer. Died 1990
  • Erik Satie’s Trois sonneries de la Rose+Croix for trumpets, harps and orchestra premiered in Paris

12

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Chant Saphique op.91 for cello and piano premiered in Paris

13

  • Karel Bendl’s opera Díte Tábora [Children’s Camps] premiered in Prague. Lib. Eliza Krásnohorská

17

  • Sayed Darwish born (Alexandria, Egypt) Egyptian popular singer, composer. Died 1923
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 premiered in Moscow
  • Arthur Sullivan’s incidental music for Tennyson’s play The Foresters premiered in New York

19

  • Erik Satie’s pastoral Le fils des étoiles [the son of the star] for piano premiered in Paris, lib. J. Péladan
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s suite Shchelkunchik [The Nutcracker] op.71a premiered in St Petersburg

20

  • Arthur Goring Thomas (41) commits suicide in London by throwing himself under a train
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Blazhen, kto ulïbayetsya [Blessed is he who Smiles] for choir premiered in Moscow

22

  • Charlie Poole born (Spray, NC) American country banjo player, singer. Led the North Carolina Ramblers

24

  • Attila the Hun aka Raymond Quevedo born (Trinidad) Trinidadian calypso singer, politician. Died 1962

27

  • Ferde Grofé born (New York, NY) American composer, pianist. Died 1972

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  • Johann Strauss II’s waltz Seid umschlungen, Millionen! op. 443 [Be Embraced, You Millions!] premiered in Vienna
Erik Satie 1866-1925

Erik Satie 1866-1925

Apr 1892

1

  • George Whitefield Chadwick’s operetta The Quiet Lodging premiered in Boston, lib. A. Bates

2

  • Roy Palmer born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz trombonist. Worked with King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Lil Hardin, Freddie Keppard & The State Street Ramblers. Died 1962
  • Gabriel Fauré’s Cinq mélodies “de Venise” op.58 for voice and piano premiered in Paris

6

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony no.4 op.13 premiered in Prague

7

  • Francesco Cilea’s opera La tilda premiered in Florence. Lib. Angelo Zanardini

8

  • Carl Nielsen’s String Quartet no.2 premiered in Copenhagen

10

  • Victor de Sabata born (Trieste) Italian conductor, composer. Died 1967

12

  • Johnny Dodds born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz clarinetist, alto saxophonist, bandleader. Worked with Kid Ory, King Oliver & Louis Armstrong. Brother of Baby Dodds (1898-1959). Died 1940

15

  • Anton Bruckner’s Vexilla regis [royal standard] for 4 voices premiered in St Florian, Austria

19

  • Germaine Tailleferre born (Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France) French composer. Member of Les Six. Died 1983

21

  • Jaroslav Kvapil born (Fryšták, Czech Rep) Czech composer, conductor, pianist, teacher. Died 1958

22

  • Nikolai Obukhov born (Kursk, Russia) Russian composer, musicologist. Died 1954
  • Édouard Lalo (69) dies in Paris

28

  • John Jacob Niles born (Jefferson Co, KY) American folk songwriter, singer, song collector, dulcimer player. Died 1980
  • Antonín Dvořák’s overtures V přírodě [In Nature’s Realm] op.91; Karneval [Carnival] op.92 and Othello op.93 premiered in Prague
  • Carl Nielsen’s Five Poems by J.P. Jacobsen op.4 for voice and piano premiered in Copenhagen
  • Giacomo Puccini’s opera Edgar premiered in Ferrara, lib. F. Fontana (second version)
  • Jean Sibelius’s Kullervo for chorus and orchestra premiered in Helsinki

29

  • Gustav Mahler’s songs Aus! Aus! [Out! Out!] & Nicht wiedersehen! [Not again!] premiered in Hamburg

May 1892

1

  • Béla Bartók makes his first public performance in Vinogradov, Ukraine

6

  • Ernest Guiraud (54) dies in Paris

14

  • Arthur Lourié born (St Petersburg) Russian composer. Died 1966
  • Felix Petyrek born (Brno, Czech Rep) Austrian composer. Died 1951

18

  • Pops (George Murphy) Foster born (McCall, LA) American jazz bassist, trumpeter, tuba player. Worked with Kid Ory, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet & Earl Hines. Died 1969
  • Ezio Pinza born (Rome) Italian bass singer. Died 1957
  • Gustave Charpentier’s La vie du poète [the life of the poet] for chorus and orchestra premiered in Paris, lib. Charpentier

21

  • Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci premiered in Milan, lib. Leoncavallo

22

  • Ralph Peer born (Independence, MO) American record producer, recording engineer, talent scout, horticulturalist. Died 1960

26

  • Johan Severin Svendsen’s ballet Foraaret kommer [The Arrival of Spring] op.23 premiered in Copenhagen

31

  • Louis Fourestier born (Montpelier) French conductor, composer, teacher. Died 1976
Ruggero Leoncavallo 1857-1919

Ruggero Leoncavallo 1857-1919

Jun 1892

1

  • Samuel Latham Mitchell Barlow born (New York) American composer, pianist, art critic. Died 1982

5

  • Anton Bruckner’s Das deutsche Lied for 4 voices and brass premiered in Salzburg

6

  • Ted Lewis born (Circleville, OH) American jazz bandleader, singer, clarinetist. Died 1971

10

  • Jean Sibelius marries Aino Järnefelt (1871–1969) in Helsinki

13

  • Hubert Parry’s The Lotus-Eaters for chorus and orchestra premiered in Cambridge

18

  • Eduard Steuermann born (Sambir, Ukraine) Austro-American pianist, teacher. Died 1964

21

  • Hilding Rosenberg born (Bosjökloster, Sweden) Swedish composer, pianist, organist, teacher. Died 1985

22

  • Emil Telmányi born (Arad, Romania) Hungarian violinist. Died 1988

23

  • Mieczysław Horszowski born (Lvov, Ukraine) Polish-American pianist. Died 1993

30

  • Bo Carter aka Armenter Chatmon born (Bolton, MS) American blues singer, songwriter, guitarist. Manager and occasional member of the Mississippi Sheiks and solo artist. Brother of Sam Chatmon (1897-1983). Died 1964
  • László Lajtha born (Budapest) Hungarian composer, conductor, musicologist. Died 1963

Jul 1892

2

  • Jack Hylton born (Bolton, Lancs) English popular bandleader, impresario. Died 1965

6

  • Jack Yellen aka Jacob Selig Yellen born (Raczki, Poland) Polish-American lyricist, screenwriter. Died 1991

8

  • J. Russel Robinson born (Indianapolis, IA) American jazz and ragtime composer, pianist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band). Died 1963

9

  • Sandor Harmati born (Budapest) Hungarian-American violinist, conductor, composer. Died 1936

10

  • Ján Móry born (Banská Bystrica, Slovakia) Slovak composer, teacher. Died 1978

11

  • Giorgio Federico Ghedini born (Cuneo, Italy) Italian composer, teacher. Died 1965

26

  • Philipp Jarnach born (Noisy-le-Sec, France) French composer, conductor, pianist. Died 1982

27

  • WS Gilbert and George Grossmith’s comic opera Haste to the Wedding opens in London (22 performances)

Aug 1892

2

  • Pietro Mascagni’s Inno per l’esposizione di Palermo [Hymn for the exhibition of Palermo] premiered in Livorno

14

  • Kaikhosru Shapurji (Leon Dudley) Sorabji born (London) English composer, pianist, critic. Died 1988

19

  • František Zdeněk Skuherský (62) dies in České Budějovice, Czech Rep

27

  • The Metropolitan Opera House in New York severely damaged by fire

29

  • Jules Perrot (82) dies in Saint-Malo

Sep 1892

4

  • Darius Milhaud born (Aix-en-Provence, France) French composer. Member of Les Six. Died 1974

5

  • Joseph Szigeti born (Budapest) Hungarian classical violinist. Died 1973

8

  • Hubert Parry’s overture Job premiered in Gloucester

15

  • Michael Hayvoronsky born (Zalischiky, Ukraine) Ukrainian composer, conductor, violinist, teacher, critic. Died 1949

17

  • Hendrik Andriessen born (Haarlem, Netherlands) Dutch composer, organist. Brother of Willem Andriessen (1887-1964), father of Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-96) & Louis Andriessen (b.1939). Died 1981

19

  • Fred E. Ahlert born (New York) American popular songwriter. Died 1953

24

  • Patrick Gilmore (62) dies in St Louis, MO
  • Arthur Sullivan’s operetta Haddon Hall premiered in London, lib. S. Grundy (204 performances)

26

  • John Philip Sousa’s band performs for the first time, in Plainfield, NJ

Oct 1892

1

  • Antonín Dvorák appointed director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York

6

  • Alberto Franchetti’s opera Cristoforo Colombo premiered in Genoa, lib. L. Illica

11

  • Richard Burgin born (Siedlce, Poland) Polish-American violinist, conductor, teacher. Died 1981

17

  • Herbert Howells born (Lydney, Gloucs) English composer, organist, teacher. Died 1983

19

  • Ilmari Hannikainen born (Jyväskylä, Finland) Finnish composer, pianist, teacher. Brother of Tauno Hannikainen (1896-1968). Died 1955

21

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Te Deum op.103 for chorus and orchestra premiered in New York at his first US concert as conductor, at Carnegie Hall

23

  • Speckled Red aka Rufus Perryman born (Monroe, LA) American blues and boogie-woogie pianist, singer. Brother of Piano Red aka Willie Perryman (1911-85). Died 1973

24

  • Marius Casadesus born (Paris) French composer, violinist. Brother of Henri Casasesus (1879-1947). Died 1981
  • Rafael Hernández Marín born (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico) Puerto Rican composer, multi-instrumentalist. Died 1965

25

  • Jansci (Jenny) Deutsch born (Hungary) Hungaro-American dancer (Dolly Sisters). Died 1941
  • Rosika (Rose) Deutsch born (Hungary) Hungaro-American dancer (Dolly Sisters). Died 1970
  • Granville Bantock’s opera Caedmar premiered in London, lib. F. Corder

28

  • Dink Johnson born (Biloxi, MS) American jazz pianist, clarinetist, drummer. Worked with The  Original Creole Orchestra & Kid Ory. Brother of Bill Johnson (1872-1972). Died 1954
  • Felix Otto Dessoff (57) dies in Frankfurt

Nov 1892

1

  • Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera-ballet Mlada premiered in St Petersburg, lib. Rimsky-Korsakov

2

  • Paul Abraham born (Apatin, Serbia) Austrian operetta composer. Died 1960

4

  • Hervé (67) dies in Paris, supposedly of a fit after reading a piece of adverse criticism

10

  • Pietro Mascagni’s opera I Rantzau premiered in Florence, lib. G. Targioni-Tozzetti and G. Menasci

13

  • Anton Bruckner’s Psalm cl for chorus and orchestra premiered in Vienna

15

  • Felix Weingartner’s opera Genesius premiered in Berlin. Lib. Weingartner

19

  • Antonio Torres Jurado (75) dies in La Cañada de San Urbano, Spain

20

  • Leos Janácek’s songs I have sown greenThe mosquitoes got married & Dances from Haná for chorus premiered in Brno

21

  • Johannes Brahms’s Vier Zigeunerlieder op.112/3-6 [Four Gypsy Songs] for 4 voices and piano premiered in Hamburg

24

  • Isidor Achron born (Warsaw) Polish pianist, composer, teacher. Brother of Joseph Achron (1886-1943). Died 1948

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  • Karl Michael Ziehrer’s waltz Gebirgskinder [Mountain Children] op.444 premiered in Laxemburg

Dec 1892

7

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Trio for piano and strings no.2 op.92 premiered in Paris

9

  • Beatrice Harrison born (Roorkee, India) English cellist. Died 1965

11

  • Giacomo Lauri-Volpi born (Lanuvio, Italy) Italian tenor singer. Died 1979

18

  • Anton Bruckner’s Symphony no.8 premiered in Vienna
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s opera Iolanta [Iolanthe] premiered in St Petersburg, lib. M.I. Tchaikovsky

22

  • Gustav Mahler’s songs Der Schildwache Nachtlied [Sentinel’s Night Song] & Verlor’ne Müh [prodigal trouble] premiered in Berlin

25

  • Jim Robinson born (Plaquemines Parish, LA) American jazz trombonist. Worked with Sam Morgan, Bunk Johnson & George Lewis. Died 1976
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Solovushka [The Nightingale] for choir premiered in Moscow

27

  • Albéric Magnard’s opera Yolande premiered in Brussels. Lib. Magnard

1892 (date unknown)

publications

  • Gustav Mahler’s songbook Lieder und Gesänge published

songs published

  • After the Ball (Charles K. Harris – the first song to sell one million copies in sheet music form); The Bowery (Charles H. Hoyt, Percy Gaunt); Daisy Bell (Harry Dacre)

releases

  • George J Gaskin – Slide Kelly Slide (North American)
  • Manhansett Quartette – The Picture Turned Toward The Wall (North American). Barbershop quartet led by George J Gaskin
  • Manhansett Quartette – Sally In Our Alley (North American)
  • Dan Quinn – Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me A Bow-Wow (New Jersey)
Sheet music for Harry Dacre's "Daisy Bell"

Sheet music for Harry Dacre’s “Daisy Bell”

Jan 1893

2

  • Hubert Parry’s incidental music for S. Ogilvie’s play Hypatia premiered in London

5

  • Friedrich Blume born (Schlüchtern, Germany) German musicologist, teacher. Died 1975

7

  • Emmanuel Chabrier’s Bourrée fantasque for piano premiered in Paris

9

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Morceaux de fantaisie op.3 for piano premiered in Kharkov

10

  • Johann Strauss II’s operetta Fürstin Ninetta [Princess Ninetta] premiered in Vienna, lib. H. Wittmann and J. Bauer

15

  • Ivor Novello aka David Ivor Davies born (Cardiff) Welsh popular singer, songwriter, actor. Died 1951

17

  • Karl Michael Ziehrer’s polka Frauenlogik [Women’s Logic] op.445 premiered in Vienna

18

  • Julius Eichberg (68) dies in Boston, MA

19

  • Magda Tagliaferro born (Petropolis, Brazil) Brazilian concert pianist. Died 1986
  • Isaac Albéniz’s opera The Magic Opal premiered in London, lib. A. Law

20

  • Robert Planquette’s operetta Le Talisman premiered in Paris. Lib. Adolphe Philippe d’Ennery and Urbain Roucoux

22

  • Vinzenz Lachner (81) dies in Karlsruhe

26

  • Dennis McGee born (Eunice, LA) American Cajun fiddler. Died 1989

27

  • Josef Bohuslav Foerster’s opera Debora premiered in Prague. Lib. Jaroslav Kvapil

30

  • Johannes Brahms’s Fantasien nos.1-3 op.116/1-3 for piano & Intermezzo no.2 op.117/2 for piano premiered in Vienna
  • Johannes Brahms’s Intermezzo no.1 op.117/1 for piano premiered in London
  • André Messager’s opera Madame Chrysanthème premiered in Paris, lib. G. Hartmann and A. Alexandre

Feb 1893

1

  • Giacomo Puccini’s opera Manon Lescaut premiered in Turin, lib. D. Oliva and L. Illica

5

  • Jean Sibelius’ Melodrama from Svartsjukans nätter for orchestra premiered in Helsinki

6

  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s incidental music for Tennyson’s play Becket premiered in Cambridge

7

  • Nicanor Abelardo born (San Miguel de Mayumo, Bulacan, Philippines) Filipino composer, teacher. Died 1934
  • Gustav Holst’s operetta Lansdown Castle premiered in Cheltenham, lib. A.C. Cunningham

9

  • Harry Lawrence Freeman’s opera Epthelia, lib. Freeman, premiered in Denver, the first successfully staged opera composed by an African-American
  • Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Falstaff premiered in Milan, lib. A. Boito
  • Karl Michael Ziehrer’s polka Cavallerie Polka française [French Cavalry Polka] op.454 premiered in Vienna

10

  • Jimmy Durante born (Brooklyn, NY) American comedian, jazz singer, pianist, actor. Died 1980

14

  • Perry Bradford born (Montgomery, AL) American popular songwriter, vaudevillian, bandleader. Died 1970

15

  • Walter Donaldson born (Brooklyn, NY) American popular songwriter, publisher. Died 1947

16

  • Jean Sibelius’ En Saga op.9 for orchestra premiered in Helsinki

18

  • Johannes Brahms’s Fantasie no.7 op.116/7 for piano premiered in Vienna

21

  • Andrés Segovia born (Linares, Spain) Spanish classical guitarist, guitar teacher. Died 1987
  • Ernest Chausson’s song cycle Poème de l’amour et de la mer op.19 [Poem of Love and the Sea] premiered in Brussels

24

  • Heinrich Strecker born (Vienna) Austrian operetta composer, songwriter. Died 1981

26

  • Carl Nielsen’s Symphonic Rhapsody premiered in Copenhagen

Mar 1893

6

  • Walter ‘Furry’ Lewis born (Greenwood, MS) American blues singer, guitarist, songwriter. Died 1981
  • Charles Lebouc (70) dies in Hyères, France

9

  • Hubert Parry’s Hypatia suite for orchestra premiered in London

11

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Mass in D op.86 for chorus and orchestra premiered in London

15

  • Johannes Brahms’s Fantasie no.6 op.116/6 for piano premiered in London

18

  • Jean Goldkette born (Patras, Greece) American jazz bandleader, pianist (Victor Recording Orchestra). Died 1962
  • George Olsen born (Portland, OR) American popular bandleader. Died 1971

24

  • Léo Delibes’s opera Kassya premiered in Paris, lib. P. Gille and H. Meilhac

31

  • Clemens Krauss born (Vienna) Austrian conductor, opera impresario. Died 1954

Apr 1893

2

  • Sergei Protopopov born (Moscow) Russian composer, music theorist. Died 1954

7

  • Edward Elgar’s Spanish Serenade op.23 for choir and orchestra premiered in Hereford

8

  • Claude Debussy’s La damoiselle élue [the chosen damsel] for soprano, chorus and orchestra premiered in Paris

13

  • Arthur Branscombe, F. Osmond Carr & Adrian Ross’ musical Morocco Bound opened in London (294 performances)

16

  • Federico Mompou born (Barcelona) Catalan composer, pianist. Died 1987

18

  • Georges Boulanger born (Tulcea, Romania) Roma violinist, conductor, composer. Died 1958
  • Edward Elgar’s The Black Knight op.25 for choir and orchestra premiered in Worcester

May 1893

6

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Fantaisie for harp op.95 premiered in Paris

7

  • Charles Ives appointed organist at the Baptist Church in Danbury, CT

9

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s opera Aleko premiered in Moscow, lib. V. Nemirovich-Danchenko

10

  • Arthur Sullivan’s Imperial March for orchestra premiered in London

11

  • Julius Bechgaard’s opera Frode premiered in Copenhagen. Lib. Bechgaard

14

  • Claude Debussy’s opera Rodrigue et Chimène premiered in Lyons, lib. C. Mendes

16

  • Paul van Kempen born (Zoeterwoude, Netherlands) Dutch conductor. Died 1955

24

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera Phryné premiered in Paris, lib. L. Augé de Lassus

25

  • Ernest Stoneman born (Monarat, VA) American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, autoharp player. Died 1968
  • Johann Rufinatscha (80) dies in Vienna

26

  • Eugene Aynsley Goossens born (London) English conductor, violinist, composer. Son of Eugène Goossens fils (1867-1958). Died 1962

30

  • Jelly d’Arányi born (Budapest) Hungarian classical violinist. Died 1966

Jun 1893

12

  • Eliseo Grenet born (Havana) Cuban pianist, composer. Died 1950

15

  • Ferenc Erkel (82) dies in Budapest
  • Isaac Albéniz’s operetta Poor Jonathan premiered in London. Lib. Harry Greenbank

21

  • Aloís Hába born (Vizovice, Czech Rep) Czech composer, music theorist, teacher. Died 1973

28

  • Luciano Gallet born (Rio de Janeiro) Brazilian composer, conductor, pianist, teacher. Died 1931

29

  • Aarre Merikanto born (Helsinki) Finnish composer, teacher. Son of Oskar Merikanto (1868-1924). Died 1958

30

  • Marianne Zoff born (Hainfeld, Germany) Austrian actress, opera singer. First wife of Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956). Died 1984

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  • Antonín Dvořák’s String Quartet No.12 op.96 completed

Jul 1893

16

  • Antonio Ghislanzoni (68) dies in Caprino Bergamasco, Italy

20

  • Isidore de Lara’s opera Amy Robsart premiered in London. Lib. Augustin Harris after Victor Hugo

22

  • Osvald Chlubna born (Brno) Czech composer, writer, teacher. Died 1971

28

  • Rued Langgaard born (Copenhagen) Danish composer, conductor, organist. Died 1952

31

  • Charles Wilfred Orr born (Cheltenham) English composer. Died 1976

Aug 1893

1

  • Frédéric Alfred d’Erlanger’s opera Jehan de Saintré premiered in Aix-les-Bains, France

5

  • James Pierpont (71) dies in Winter Haven, FL

6

  • Milton Ager born (Chicago, IL) American popular songwriter, pianist, publisher. Died 1979

7

  • Alfredo Catalani (39) dies in Milan of tuberculosis

10

  • Douglas Moore born (Cutchogue, NY) American composer, teacher, author. Died 1969

13

  • Gustav Schirmer (63) dies in Boston, MA

16

  • Harry Lawrence Freeman’s opera The Martyr, lib. Freeman, premiered in Denver

18

  • Ernest MacMillan born (Mimico, Ontario) Canadian composer, conductor, music administrator. Died 1973

21

  • Lili Boulanger born (Paris) French composer. Sister of Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979). Died 1918

31

  • William Cusins (59) dies in Remonchamps, France

Sep 1893

3

  • Anthony Collins born (Hastings, Sussex) English film composer, conductor, violinist. Died 1963

12

  • Wolfgang Zeller born (Biesenrode, Germany) German composer of film music, violinist. Died 1967

13

  • Larry Shields born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz clarinetist. Worked with Papa Jack Laine, Tom Brown & The Original Dixieland Jass Band. Brother of Harry Shields (1899-1971). Died 1953
  • Hubert Parry’s Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy premiered in Worcester

18

  • Arthur Benjamin born (Sydney) Australian composer, conductor, pianist, teacher. Died 1960

20

  • Edward German’s incidental music for H.A. Jones’s play The Tempter premiered in London

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  • Walter Parratt appointed Master of the Queen’s Music, succeeding William Cusins

Oct 1893

1

  • Cliff Friend born (Cincinnati, OH) American songwriter, pianist. Died 1974

4

  • Edward German’s Symphony No.2 premiered in Norwich

6

  • Milton Ager born (Chicago) American popular songwriter, pianist, music publisher. Died 1979

7

  • W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan’s operetta Utopia Limited premiered in London (245 performances)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns’s incidental music for E. Cottinet’s play Vercingétorix premiered in Paris

8

  • Anton Bruckner’s cantata Helgoland premiered in Vienna, lib. A. Silberstein

9

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Piano Quintet premiered in Croydon

10

  • Ivan Caryll, Gustave Kerker, George Sims & Cecil Raleigh’s opera Little Christopher Columbus premiered in London (421 performances)

12

  • Páll Isólfsson born (Stokkseyri, Iceland) Icelandic composer, pianist, organist, teacher, conductor. Died 1974
  • Eugen d’Albert’s opera Der Rubin [the ruby], lib. d’Albert, premiered in Karlsruhe

14

  • Owen Hall, Harry Greenbank & Sidney Jones’s musical A Gaiety Girl opens in London (413 performances)

16

  • Carlo Pedrotti (75) commits suicide in Verona by drowning himself in the River Adige

18

  • Charles Gounod (75) dies in St. Cloud, France

21

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Noch′ [Night] for choir and piano premiered in Moscow

22

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Rondo op.94 for cello and orchestra completed

23

  • Jean Absil born (Bonsecours, Belgium) Belgian composer, organist, teacher. Died 1974

27

  • Charles Gounod’s funeral takes place in Paris
  • Gustav Mahler’s songs Rheinlegendchen; Trost im Unglück [Consolation in adversity] & Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht? [Who thought of this little song?] premiered in Hamburg

28

  • Antonín Dvořák’s Klid [Silent woods] op.68/5 for cello and orchestra completed
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no.6 op.74 ‘Pathétique’ premiered in St Petersburg

Nov 1893

6

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (53) dies in St Petersburg either of cholera, or self-induced arsenic poisoning

7

  • Twenty people are killed when anarchist bombs are thrown into the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house in Barcelona

9

  • Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera Crepusculum premiered in Milan, lib. Leoncavallo
  • Emile Pessard’s opera Mam’zelle Carabin premiered in Paris. Lib. Fabrice Carré

12

  • Frederic Hymen Cowen’s opera Signa premiered in Milan Lib.  Gilbert Arthur à Beckett

17

  • George Alexander Osborne (87) dies in London

19

  • Jean Sibelius’ Karelia Suite for orchestra premiered in Helsinki

23

  • Alfred Bruneau’s opera L’attaque du moulin [The attack on the mill], lib. Louis Gallet and Emile Zola, premiered in Paris

30

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 1 for two pianos premiered in Moscow

Dec 1893

1

  • Eduard Franck (76) dies in Berlin

2

  • Leo Ornstein born (Kremenchug, Ukraine) American composer, pianist. Died 2002

7

  • Ilona Kabos born (Budapest) Hungarian concert pianist, teacher. Died 1973

9

  • George Job Elvey (77) dies in Windlesham, Surrey

16

  • Vladimir Golschmann born (Paris) French conductor. Died 1972
  • Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony no.9 op.95 ‘Z Nového světa’ [From the New World] premiered in New York

18

  • Aleksandr Glazunov’s Carnaval Overture op.40 & Concert Waltz no.1 op.47 premiered in St Petersburg

22

  • André Messager’s operetta Miss Dollar premiered in Paris, lib. L. Lhérie and A. Vallin

23

  • Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera Hänsel und Gretel premiered in Weimar, lib. A. and H. Wettte and G. and E. Humperdinck

24

  • Harry Warren aka Salvatore Antonio Guaragna born (Brooklyn, NY) American popular songwriter, film composer. Died 1981

26

  • André Messager’s ballet Amants éternels [eternal lovers] premiered in Paris

29

  • Claude Debussy’s String Quartet premiered in Paris

1893 (date unknown)

  • Bert Williams and George Walker (1873-1911) form a comedy and singing double act in San Francisco which continues until Walker’s death in 1911
  • The Royal Scottish National Orchestra founded in Glasgow with George Henschel as its first conductor

publications

  • Lucy Broadwood & J.A. Fuller Maitland’s English County Songs published, a folk song collection
  • Edvard Grieg’s Lyric Pieces Book 6 op.57 published
  • Charles Villiers Stanford & A.P. Graves’s Irish Songs and Ballads published in London

releases

  • George J Gaskin – After The Ball (New Jersey)
  • Dan Quinn – The Bowery (New Jersey)
  • Dan Quinn – Daisy Bell (New Jersey)
  • Unique Quartette – Mamma’s Black Baby Boy (Edison). Earliest surviving recording by a black group
Lucy Broadwood 1858-1929

Lucy Broadwood 1858-1929

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