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Jan 1894

1

  • Jasper Taylor born (Texarkana, AR) American jazz drummer, percussionist. Worked with WC Handy, Clarence Williams & Jelly Roll Morton among others. Died 1964
  • Antonín Dvořák’s String Quartet no.12 op.96 ‘The American’ premiered in Boston, MA

3

  • Otto Singer (60) dies in New York

5

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

7

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Havanaise op.83 for orchestra premiered in Paris

12

  • Antonín Dvořák’s String Quintet op.97 ‘The American’ premiered in New York

14

  • Anton Rubinstein gives his final concert in St Petersburg

16

  • Irving Mills born (New York, NY) American music publisher, impresario. Manager of Duke Ellington Orchestra and founder of The Mills Blue Rhythm Band. Died 1985

20

  • Walter Piston born (Rockland, ME) American composer, music theorist, teacher. Died 1976
  • Riccardo Drigo’s ballet Le Réveil de Flore [The Awakening of Flora] premiered in St Petersburg
  • Edvard Grieg’s Five songs for voice and piano op.60 premiered in Copenhagen
  • Richard Heuberger’s opera Mirjam premiered in Vienna. Lib. Ludwig Ganghofer

21

  • Guillaume Lekeu (24) dies in Angers, France of typhoid

22

  • Cesar Cui’s opera Le filibustier premiered in Paris. Lib. Jean-Auguste-Jules Richepin

29

  • George Whitefield Chadwick’s opera Tabasco premiered in Boston, lib. R.A. Barnet

31

  • Isham Jones born (Coalton, OH) American popular bandleader, violinist, songwriter. Died 1956
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Seven Pieces op.10 for piano premiered in Moscow

Feb 1894

1

  • Herman Hupfeld born (Montclair, NJ) American popular songwriter. Died 1951
  • James P. Johnson born (New Brunswick, NJ) American jazz pianist, composer. Died 1955

3

  • Adolphe Sax (79) dies in Paris
  • Aleksandr Glazunov’s Symphony no. 4 premiered in St Petersburg

4

  • Louis Lewandowski (72) dies in Berlin

5

  • Carleton Coon born (Rochester, MN) American jazz drummer (Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Orchestra). Died 1932

6

  • Theodor Billroth (64) dies in Opatija, Croatia

7

  • August Enna’s opera Kleopatra premiered in Copenhagen. Lib. Einar Christiansen

10

  • Leoš Janáček’s opera Počátek románu [The Beginning of a Romance] premiered in Brno, lib. J. Tichý

11

  • Alfonso Leng born (Santiago, Chile) Chilean composer, dentist. Died 1974
  • Emilio Arrieta (70) dies in Madrid

12

  • Hans von Bülow (64) dies of a brain tumor in Cairo
  • Arthur William Foote’s String Quartet No.2 op.32 premiered in Boston
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Trio élégiaque No. 2 for violin, cello and piano premiered in Moscow

17

  • Tomás Bretón’s opera La verbena de la paloma, lib. Ricardo de la Vega de Oreiro, premiered in Madrid
  • Jean Sibelius’s Impromptu & Scherzo for strings premiered in Turku

18

  • Camillo Sivori (78) dies in Genoa

19

  • Honoré Dutrey born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz trombonist. Worked with King Oliver. Died 1935

20

  • Anton Rubinstein’s opera Moses premiered in Prague. Lib. Heinrich Mosenthal

21

  • Umberto Giordano’s opera Regina Diaz [Queen Diaz], lib. Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, premiered in Rome

Mar 1894

2

  • Renata Borgatti born (Bologna) Italian concert pianist. Died 1964

7

  • Abraham Baer (59) dies in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Johannes Brahms’s Clavierstücke op.118 (6 pieces for piano) & Clavierstücke op.119 (4 pieces for piano) premiered in London

8

  • César Franck’s opera Hulda premiered in Monte Carlo, lib. C. Grandmougin

10

  • Jean Sibelius’ Rondo op.2 for violin and piano premiered in Helsinki

14

  • Carl Nielsen’s Symphony no. 1 premiered in Copenhagen

15

  • Alberto Franchetti’s opera Fior d’Alpe premiered in Milan, lib. L. di Castelnuovo

16

  • Jules Massenet’s opera Thaïs premiered in Paris, lib. L. Gallet

21

  • Jakob Rosenhain (80) dies in Baden-Baden

28

  • Hans Huber’s opera Weltfrühlung [world spring], lib. Rudolf Wackernagel, premiered in Basel

29

  • Gustav Mahler conducts Hans von Bülow’s memorial service in Hamburg

Apr 1894

1

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s symphonic poem The Rock premiered in Moscow

6

  • Willy Schmidt-Gentner born (Neustadt am Rennsteig, Germany) German film composer. Died 1964

7

  • Michio Miyagi born (Kobe, Japan) Japanese koto player, composer, teacher. Blind ffrom the age of 8. Died 1956

8

  • Anton Bruckner’s Symphony no. 5 premiered in Graz
  • Edward Elgar’s Sursum corda op.11 for brass, organ, strings and timpani premiered in Worcester

10

  • Stanley Fess Williams born (Danville, KY) American jazz clarinetist, alto saxophonist, bandleader. Led the Royal Flush Orchestra. Died 1975
  • Charles Lecocq’s opera Nos bons chasseurs [Our good hunters], lib. Paul Bilhaud and Michel-Antoine Carré, premiered in Paris
  • Carl Nielsen’s opera Snefrid premiered in Copenhagen, lib. H. Drachmann

12

  • Gabriel Fauré’s Hymne à Apollon [hymn to Apollo] for voice, flute, 2 clarinets and harp premiered in Paris

15

  • Bessie Smith born (Chattanooga, TN) American blues singer. Died 1937

23

  • Alexander von Zemlinsky’s Cello Sonata premiered in Vienna

26

  • Charlie Cow Cow Davenport born (Anniston, AL) American boogie-woogie pianist, singer, organist. Died 1955

27

  • Nicolas Slonimsky born (St Petersburg) Russo-American composer, conductor, music theorist, editor, critic. Died 1995

28

  • Jean Sibelius’ Rakastava [loving]  op.14 for strings premiered in Helsinki

May 1894

1

  • Sam McGee born (Franklin, TN) American country guitarist, singer. Worked with brother Kirk (1899-1983) as The McGee Brothers. Died 1975

2

  • Pietro Abbà Cornaglia (43) dies in Alessandria, Italy

8

  • Jules Massenet’s opera Le portrait de Manon premiered in Paris, lib. G. Boyer

6

  • Filip Lazăr born (Craiova, Romania) Romanian composer, pianist. Died 1936

7

  • Riley Puckett born (Alpharetta, GA) American country singer, guitarist, banjo player. Worked with the Skillet Lickers. Blind from infancy. Died 1946

8

  • Miguel Matamoros born (Santiago de Cuba) Cuban guitarist, Latin bandleader, composer. Led the Trio Matamoros from 1925 to 1960. Died 1971

10

  • Dimitri Tiomkin born (Kremenchug, Ukraine) Ukrainian-American composer, songwriter, conductor. Died 1979
  • Richard Strauss’ opera Guntram premiered in Weimar, lib. Strauss

13

  • Leoš Janáček’s Už je slúnko z tej hory ven [The sun has risen above that hill] for baritone, choir and piano premiered in Brno

18

  • Anton Arensky’s opera Rafael premiered in Moscow. Lib. Aleksandr Krjukov

19

  • Henry Busse born (Magdeburg, Germany) American jazz trumpeter, bandleader. Worked with Paul Whiteman. Died 1955
  • Antonin Dvorák leaves New York to return to Prague

23

  • Spyridon Samaras’s opera La martyre [the martyr], lib. Luigi Illica, premiered in Naples

25

  • Charles-Edouard Lefebvre’s opera Djelma premiered in Paris. Lib. Charles Lomon

29

  • Erik Satie’s musical drama La porte héroïque du ciel [the heroic door of heaven] premiered in Paris, lib. J. Bois

31

  • Jean Sibelius’ Cantata for the University Ceremonies of 1894 premiered in Helsinki

Jun 1894

4

  • Mary Rose-Anna Travers aka La Bolduc born (Newport, Quebec) Canadian folk singer, fiddler. Died 1941

5

  • Marcelina Czartoryska (77) dies in Krakow

8

  • Erwin Schulhoff born (Prague) Czech composer, pianist. Died 1942

10

  • Pavel Bořkovec born (Prague) Czech composer, teacher. Died 1972
  • Ernest ‘Punch’ Miller born (Raceland, LA) American jazz trumpeter. Worked with Jelly Roll Morton. Died 1971

15

  • Robert Russell Bennett born (Kansas City, MO) American film and theatre composer, arranger. Died 1981

20

  • Jules Massenet’s opera La Navarraise premiered in London, lib. J. Claretie and H. Cain

21

  • Jean Sibelius’s Vårsång [Spring Song] for orchestra premiered in Vaasa, Finland

23

  • Marietta Alboni (68) dies in Ville-d’Avray, France

29

  • Hubert Parry’s ‘Lady Radnor’ Suite for strings premiered in London

Jul 1894

2

  • Turner Layton born (Washington, DC) American popular songwriter, singer, pianist. Died 1978

3

  • André Messager’s opera Mirette premiered in London, lib. M. Carré, F.E. Weatherley, H. Greenbank and A. Ross

9

  • Juventino Rosas (26) dies in Surgidero de Batabanó, Cuba of spinal myelitis

10

  • Jimmy McHugh born (Boston, MA) American songwriter. Died 1969

14

  • Ted Koehler born (Washington, DC) American lyricist. Wrote with Harold Arlen, Sammy Fain, Burton Lane and others. Died 1973

15

  • Amanda Röntgen-Maier (41) dies in Amsterdam of tuberculosis

31

  • Roy Bargy born (Newaygo, MI) American composer, pianist, arranger. Died 1974

Aug 1894

14

  • Edmund Meisel born (Vienna) Austrian film composer. Died 1930

15

  • Harry Akst born (New York, NY) American songwriter, pianist. Died 1963

28

  • Karl Böhm born (Graz) Austrian conductor. Died 1981

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  • Rudolf Dittrich returns to Vienna from Japan

Sep 1894

3

  • Marie Dubas born (Paris) French music hall singer, comedian. Died 1972

4

  • Sholom Secunda born (Oleksandriia, Ukraine) Ukrainian-American composer, pianist, conductor. Died 1974

8

  • Willem Pijper born (Zeist, Netherlands) Dutch composer, critic, teacher. Died 1947

9

  • Arthur Freed born (Charleston, NC) American film producer, lyricist. Died 1973

10

  • Richard Strauss marries soprano Pauline de Ahna in Monaco

11

  • Bee Palmer born (Chicago, IL) American jazz singer, dancer. Died 1967
  • Valerie Weigl née Pick born (Vienna) Austro-American composer, teacher, music therapist. Died 1982

13

  • Emmanuel Chabrier (53) dies in Paris of syphilis

15

  • Herbert Windt born (Senftenberg, Germany) German film composer. Died 1965

18

  • Willard Robison born (Shelbina, MO) American songwriter, singer, pianist. Died 1968

22

  • Elisabeth Rethberg née Sättler  born (Schwarzenberg, Germany) German soprano singer, pianist. Died 1976

26

  • Vaughn De Leath aka Leonore Vonderlieth born (Mt. Pulaski, IL) American popular singer, early radio star. Died 1943

Oct 1894

1

  • Richard Strauss appointed music direvctor of the National Theatre in Monaco

3

  • Hubert Parry’s oratorio King Saul premiered in Birmingham

12

  • Johann Strauss II’s operetta Jabuka premiered in Vienna, lib. M. Kalbeck and G. Davis

16

  • Johanna Jachmann-Wagner (68) dies in Würzburg of heart failure

22

  • Mei Lanfang aka Méi Lán born (Taizhou, Jiangsu, China) Chinese opera singer, opera director. Died 1961

23

  • Jean Sibelius’s Menuett for orchestra premiered in Helsinki

26

  • Hank Duncan born (Bowling Green, LA) American jazz pianist. Worked with King Oliver, Tommy Ladnier & Fats Waller. Died 1968
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson born (Coutchman, TX) American blues singer, guitarist, songwriter. Birth date also given as 24/9/1893. Died 1929
  • Isaac Albéniz’s zarzuella San Antonio de la Florida premiered in Madrid, lib. E. Sierra

27

  • Alphons Czibulka (52) dies in Vienna
  • WS Gilbert and F. Osmond Carr’s comic opera His Excellencyopens in London (162 performances)

30

  • Peter Warlock aka Philip Arnold Heseltine born (London) Anglo-Welsh composer, critic. Died 1930

Nov 1894

3

  • The first issue of Billboard magazine is published in Cincinnati, OH

4

  • Eugène Oudin (36) dies after collapsing on stage in London following a stroke

7

  • Antonín Dvořák’s opera Dimitrij premiered in Prague, lib. M. Červinková-Riegrová (second and final version)

10

  • Jeno Hubay’s opera A Cremonai hegedüs [The Cremona Hegedus], lib. Emil Ábrányi, Sr., premiered in Budapest

11

  • Aaron Avshalomov born (Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Russia) Sino-Russian composer, teacher. Father of Jacob Avshalomov (b.1919). Died 1965

13

  • Bennie Moten born (Kansas City, MO) American jazz bandleader, pianist, composer. Led Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra. Died 1935
  • Max von Schillings’s opera Ingwelde premiered in Karlsruhe, lib. F. von Sporck

14

  • Gabriel Fauré’s Romance op.69 for cello and piano premiered in Geneva

15

  • Hamish MacCunn’s opera Jeanie Deans premiered in Edinburgh. Lib. Joseph Bennett after Walter Scott

20

  • Anton Rubinstein (64) dies in Peterhof, Russia
  • Victor Herbert’s operetta Prince Ananias premiered in New York. Lib. Francis Wilson

21

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’s incidental music for Meurice and Vacquerie’s play Antigone premiered in Paris

24

  • H. J. W. Dam, Adrian Ross & Ivan Caryll’s musical The Shop Girl opens in London (546 performances)

25

  • Anton Bruckner’s Symphony no.2 premiered in Vienna (second and final version)

29

  • Lucille Hegamin born (Macon, GA) American blues singer. Died 1970

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  • Berliner Gramophone founded by Emile Berliner

Dec 1894

12

  • Arthur Sullivan’s operetta The Chieftain premiered in London, lib. F.C. Burnand

14

  • Joaquim Zamacois born (Santiago, Chile) Chilean-Spanish composer, teacher, author. Died 1976

16

  • Emil von Reznicek’s opera Donna Diana premiered in Prague. Lib. von Reznicek and Julius Knapp

17

  • Arthur Fiedler born (Boston, MA) American conductor, violinist. Died 1979

19

  • Paul Dessau born (Hamburg) German composer, conductor. Died 1979

22

  • Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune [Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun] for orchestra premiered in Paris
  • Karl Millöcker’s operetta Der Probekuss [The trial kiss], lib. Camillo Walzel and Richard Genee, premiered in Vienna

31

  • Ernest John Moeran born (Heston) English composer. Died 1950

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  • Alexander Glazunov’s ballet music Scenes de Ballet op.52 premiered in St Petersburg

Claude Debussy 1862-1918

Claude Debussy 1862-1918


1894 (date unknown)

  • Scott Joplin joins the Queen City Cornet Band in Sedalia, MO, on lead cornet

publications

  • First volume of Latvju dainas published in Riga, a six volume collection of Latvian folk song compiled and edited by Krišjānis Barons. The final volume appears in 1915

songs published

  • The Sidewalks Of New York (Charles B. Lawlor, James W. Blake); You’ve Been A Good Old Wagon But You’ve Done Broke Down (Ben Harney)

releases

  • Vess Osman – Yankee Doodle (North American)

Sheet music for Charles B. Lawlor and James W. Blake’s song The Sidewalks of New York


Jan 1895

1

  • Art Gillham born (St Louis, MO) American popular singer, songwriter, radio pioneer. Died 1961

3

  • Borys Lyatoshynsky born (Zhytomyr, Ukraine) Ukrainian composer, conductor, teacher. Died 1968

5

  • Elizabeth Cotten born (Chapel Hill, NC) American folk and blues singer, guitarist, songwriter. Died 1987

7

  • Clara Haskil born (Bucharest) Romanian concert pianist. Died 1960

8

  • Johannes Brahms’s Clarinet Sonata no.2 op.120/2 premiered in Vienna

9

  • Ed Garland born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz bassist. Worked with Excelsior Brass Band, King Oliver & Kid Ory. Died 1980

10

  • Benjamin Godard (45) dies in Cannes, France

11

  • Laurens Hammond born (Evanston, IL) American engineer, inventor. Inventor of the Hammond electric organ and the Hammond Novachord proto-synthesizer. Died 1973
  • Johannes Brahms’s Clarinet Sonata no.1 op.120/1 premiered in Vienna

12

  • Arthur Sullivan’s incidental music for J. Comyns Carr’s play King Arthur premiered in London

14

  • Erskine Tate born (Memphis, TN) American jazz violinist, bandleader, music teacher. Led the Vendome Orchestra. Died 1978

15

  • Eduard Nápravník’s opera Dubrovsky premiered in St Petersburg. Lib. Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Josef Palecek and Ivan Vsevolovsky-Gerngrass after Pushkin
  • Irène Bordoni born (Ajaccio, Corsica) Franco-American film and theatre singer, actress. Died 1953

19

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no.3 op.75 premiered in St Petersburg

22

  • Eva Taylor aka Irene Gibbons born (St Louis, MO) American blues singer, actress. Died 1977
  • Edward Solomon (39) dies in London of typhoid

25

  • Edmond Audran’s operetta La duchesse de Ferrare premiered in Paris. Lib. xx

27

  • Buddy DeSylva born (New York, NY) American songwriter, film producer, record executive, co-founder of Capitol Records. Died 1950
  • Harry Ruby born (New York, NY) American songwriter, screenwriter. Died 1974

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  • Hubert Parry appointed director of the Royal College of Music, London, a position he holds until his death in 1918

Feb 1895

2

  • Owen Hall, Harry Greenbank & Sidney Jones’s musical An Artist’s Model opens in London (392 performances)

4

  • Aleksandr Glazunov’s From Darkness into Light op.53 for orchestra premiered in St Petersburg

5

  • Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov’s Caucasian Sketches, Suite No. 1 op.10 for orchestra premiered in Moscow

6

  • María Teresa Vera born (Guanajay, Cuba) Cuban Trova singer, guitarist, songwriter. Died 1965

7

  • Irving Aaronson born (New York, NY) American jazz bandleader, pianist. Died 1963

8

  • Augusta Holmès’s opera La Montagne noir [the black mountain], lib. Holmès, premiered in Paris

16

  • Pietro Mascagni’s opera Guglielmo Ratcliff premiered in Milan, lib. H. Heine trans. A. Maffei

17

  • Johannes Zahn (77) dies in Neuendettelsau, Germany

25

  • Ignaz Lachner (87) dies in Hannover
  • Josef Suk’s Serenade for Strings premiered in Prague

28

  • Guiomar Novaes born (São João da Boa Vista, Brazil) Brazilian classical pianist. Died 1979

Mar 1895

1

  • Zdenek Fibich’s opera Boure [The Tempest] premiered in Prague. Lib. Jaroslav Vrchlicky

4

  • Bjarne Brustad born (Oslo) Norwegian composer, violinist, viola player. Died 1978
  • Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no.2 premiered in Berlin

6

  • Henry Lazarus (80) dies in London

7

  • Juan José Castro born (Avellaneda, Argentina) Argentinian composer, conductor. Died 1968

9

  • Isobel Baillie born (Hawick, Scotland) Scottish soprano singer. Died 1983
  • Edouard Lalo’s opera La jacquerie premiered posthumously in Monte Carlo. Lib. Alfred Blau-Édouard and Arnaud Simon. Completed by Arthur Coquard

15

  • Enrico Caruso makes his stage debut at Teatro Nuovo, Naples, in Domenico Morelli’s opera L’Amico Francesco

16

  • Richard Corney Grain (50) dies in London of influenza

18

  • Priscilla Horton (77) dies in Bexleyheath, Kent

20

  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s Symphony no.5 op.56 ‘L’Allegro ed il Pensieroso’  premiered in London

21

  • Zlatko Baloković born (Zagreb) Croatian classical violinist. Died 1965
  • Leonid Utyosov born (Odessa) Russian jazz and pop singer, actor. Died 1982

23

  • Dane Rudhyar aka Daniel Chennevière born (Paris) Franco-American composer, author, astrologer. Died 1985

25

  • Pietro Mascagni’s opera Silvano premiered in Milan, lib. G. Targioni-Tozzetti

31

  • Lizzie Miles aka Elizabeth Mary Landreaux born (New Orleans, LA) American blues singer. Half sister of Edna Hicks (1895-1925). Died 1963

Apr 1895

1

  • Alberta Hunter born (Memphis, TN) American blues and jazz singer, songwriter. Died 1984

2

  • Hand Pfitzner’s musical drama Der arme Heinrich [poor Henry] premiered in Mainz, lib. J. Grun and Pfitzner

3

  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco born (Florence) Italian composer. Died 1968
  • Zez Confrey born (Peru, IL) American jazz and popular pianist, composer. Died 1971

7

  • Eduard Toldrà born (Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain) Catalan conductor, composer, teacher. Founder of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Died 1962

9

  • Rudolf Kattnigg born (Kärnten, Austria) Austrian composer, pianist, conductor. Died 1955
  • Mance Lipscomb born (Navasota, TX) American blues and folk singer, guitarist, songwriter. Died 1976

16

  • Mischa Mischakoff aka Mischa Fischberg born (Khlmelnytskyi, Ukraine) Ukrainian-American classical violinist. Died 1981

17

  • Jean Sibelius’s Serenade for baritone and orchestra & Skogsrået [The Wood Nymph] for orchestra premiered in Helsinki

20

  • Emile Christian born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz trombonist, composer, cornetist, bassist. Worked with The Bert Kelly Jass Band, Original Dixieland Jazz Band & The Original Memphis Five. Brother of Frank Christian (1887-1973). Died 1973
  • Gabriel Fauré’s La bonne chanson [the good song] op.61, 9 songs  for voice and pianopremiered in Paris

23

  • Jimmie Noone born (Cutoff, LA) American jazz clarinetist, bandleader. Worked wth Freddie Keppard, Original Creole Orchestra, King Oliver, Doc Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra, Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra & Kid Ory. Died 1944

27

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Souvenir d’Ismaïlia op.100 for piano premiered in Paris

29

  • Malcolm Sargent born (Ashford, Kent) English conductor, organist, composer. Died 1967

May 1895

1

  • Leo Sowerby born (Grand Rapids, MI) American composer, organist, choirmaster. Died 1968

2

  • Lorenz Hart born (New York, NY) American lyricist. Collaborated with Richard Rodgers from 1919 until his death. Died 1943

4

  • Antonín Dvořák’s cantata The American Flag op.102 for chorus and orchestra premiered in New York
  • Wilhelm Kienzl’s opera Der Evangelimann [The Gospel man], lib. Kienzl, premiered in Berlin
  • Carl Nielsen’s Symphonic Suite op.8 & song cycle Songs and Verses by J.P. Jacobsen op.6 premiered in Copenhagen

8

  • Isaac Albéniz’s opera Henry Clifford premiered in Barcelona, lib. F.B. Money-Coutts

11

  • William Grant Still born (Woodville, MS) American composer, conductor, arranger. Died 1978

19

  • Cecil Gray born (Edinburgh) Scottish music critic, composer. Died 1951
  • Albert Hay Malotte born (Philadelphia, PA) American pianist, organist, composer, teacher. Died 1964

21

  • Franz von Suppé (76) dies in Vienna

25

  • Anton Rubinstein’s sacred opera Christus premiered in Stuttgart, lib. H.-A. Bulthaupt

27

  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s Piano Concerto no.1 op.59 premiered in London

Jun 1895

5

  • August Baeyens born (Antwerp) Belgian viola player, composer. Died 1966

8

  • Frederic Hymen Cowen’s opera Harold or the Norman Conquest premiered in London. Lib. Edward Malet

10

  • Hattie McDaniel born (Wichita, KS) American actress, popular singer, radio star. Died 1952

14

  • Cliff Edwards born (Hannibal, MO) American popular singer, ukelele player, voice actor. Died 1971

16

  • Lew Pollack born (New York, NY) American popuylar songwriter. Died 1946

17

  • Slavko Osterc born (Veržej, Slovenia) Slovenian composer, teacher. Died 1941

25

  • Karel Bendl’s opera Máti Míla premiered in Prague. Lib. Axel Delmar

28

  • Kazimierz Sikorski born (Zürich) Polish composer, teacher. Died 1986

Jul 1895

4

  • Irving Caesar born (New York, NY) American lyricist. Died 1996

5

  • Gordon Jacob born (London) English composer, writer, teacher. Died 1984

8

  • Edward Elgar’s Sonata op.28 for organ premiered in Worcester

10

  • Carl Orff born (Munich) German composer, educationalist, conductor. Died 1982
  • Marie Caroline Miolan-Carvalho (67) dies in Paris

12

  • Kirsten Flagstad born (Hamar, Norway) Norwegian soprano singer. Died 1962
  • Oscar Hammerstein II born (New York, NY) American lyricist, writer, theatre producer. Worked with Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers. Died 1960

13

  • Bradley Kincaid born (Point Level, KY) American folk singer, songwriter, radio star. Died 1989

15

  • Teresa Brambilla (81) dies in Milan

19

  • Jody Edwards aka Butterbeans born (Marietta, GA) American singer, comedian, dancer. Worked as Butterbeans & Susie with wife Susie Hawthorne (1896-1963). Died 1967

22

  • Hans Rosbaud born (Graz) Austrian conductor. Died 1962

25

  • Darnell Howard born (Chicago) American jazz clarinetist, violinist. Worked with James P Johnson, King Oliver, Earl Hines, Fletcher Henderson, Coleman Hawkins and others. Died 1966

Aug 1895

6

  • Ernesto Lecuona born (Havana) Cuban composer, pianist, conductor. Died 1963
  • George Frederick Root (74) dies in Bailey Island, ME

10

  • The first ever Promenade Concert is held at the Queen’s Hall in London conducted by Henry Wood

13

  • Ludwig Abel (60) dies in Munich

24

  • Gabriel Pierné’s opera La Coupe enchantée [The Enchanted Cup], lib. Emmanuel Matrat, premiered in Royan, France

28

  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s Suite of Ancient Dances op.58 for orchestra premiered in London

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  • Ricardo Nepomuceno’s Piano Sonata in F minor op.9 premiered in Rio de Janeiro

Sep 1895

1

  • Charles King Hall (50) dies in London of throat cancer

3

  • Noah Lewis born (Henning, TN) American blues harmonica player (some sources give 1890). Worked with Cannon’s Jug Stompers. Died 1961

15

  • Jan Kleczyński (58) dies in Warsaw

16

  • Karol Rathaus born (Ternopil, Ukraine) German-American composer, teacher. Died 1895

17

  • William McKinney born (Cynthiana, KY) American jazz bandleader, drummer. Worked with The Synco Jazz Band & McKinney’s Cotton Pickers. Died 1969

18

  • Ivo Tijardović born (Split) Croatian composer, writer, painter, politician, resistance fighter. Died 1976

21

  • Edward German’s incidental music for Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet premiered in London
  • (until 30/9) The International Copyright Congress takes place in Dresden

28

  • Johannes Brahms’s Nächtens Nächtens wachen auf die irren Kugler op.112/2 [At night at night awake on the wrong Kugler] for 4 voices and piano premiered in Meiningen

29

  • Clarence Ashley (McCurry) born (Bristol, TN) American folk singer, banjo player. Worked with The Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers & The Carolina Tar Heels. Died 1967

unk

  • Nipper the dog (c. 11) dies in Liverpool

Oct 1895

2

  • Hubert Parry’s Invocation to Music for chorus and orchestra premiered in Leeds

3

  • Edward German’s Symphonic Suite premiered in Leeds

11

  • Jakov Gotovac born (Split, Croatia) Croatian composer, conductor. Died 1982

12

  • Alfred ‘Tubby’ Hall born (Sellers, LA) American jazz drummer. Worked with The Crescent Orchestra, Eagle Band, King Oliver, Jimmie Noone, Tiny Parham, Johnny Dodds & Louis Armstrong. Brother of Minor Hall (1897-1959). Died 1945

14

  • Edna Hicks aka Edna Landreaux born (New Orleans, LA) American blues singer. Half sister of Lizzie Miles (1895-1963). Died 1925

25

  • Charles Hallé (76) dies in Manchester
  • Edward MacDowell’s Suite no.1 op.42 for orchestra premiered in Boston

26

  • Pietro Mascagni appointed director of the Gioachino Rossini music school in Pesaro

Nov 1895

1

  • Aleksander Zarzycki (61) dies in Warsaw

4

  • Victor Herbert’s operetta The Wizard of the Nile premiered in New York. Lib. Harry Bache Smith

5

  • Walter Gieseking born (Lyon) Franco-German composer, pianist, lepidopterist. Died 1956
  • Richard Strauss’ tone poem Till Eulenspieges Lustige Streiche [till owls mirror funny tricks] premiered in Cologne

9

  • Emma Maria Macfarren (71) dies in London

16

  • Paul Hindemith born (Hanau, Germany) German composer, vioa player, conductor, theorist, teacher. Died 1963

17

  • Little Katie Crippen born (Philadelphia, PA) American jazz and blues singer. Died 1929

18

  • Lindley Evans born (Cape Town) South African-Australian composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1982

21

  • A memorial concert takes place at Westminster Abbey marking the bicentennial of Henry Purcell’s death

22

  • Robert Planquette’s operetta Panurge premiered in Paris. Lib. Henri Meilhac and Albert de Saint-Albin

25

  • Wilhelm Kempff born (Jüterbog, Germany) German pianist, composer. Died 1991

26

  • Théodore Dubois’s opera Xavière premiered in Paris. Lib. Louis-Marie-Alexandre Gallet, Victorien Sardou and Paul Ferrier

27

  • Nico Dostal born (Korneuburg, Austria) Austrian operetta and film music composer. Died 1981

28

  • José Iturbi born (Valencia) Spanish conductor, keyboard player. Died 1980
  • Eugen d’Albert’s opera Ghismonda premiered in Dresden. Lib. d’Albert
  • Giuseppe Martucci’s Symphony No. 1 op.75 premiered in Milan
  • Hand Pfitzner’s incidental music for Ibsen’s play Das Fest auf Solhaug [The Feast at Solhaug] premiered in Mainz

29

  • Busby Berkeley born (Los Angeles, CA) American film director, choreographer. Died 1976

30

  • Johann Nepomuk David born (Eferding, Austria) Austrian composer. Died 1977

Dec 1895

2

  • Harriet Cohen born (London) English concert pianist, activist. Died 1967
  • Georges Dandelot born (Paris) French composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1975

4

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Caprice bohémien op.12 for orchestra premiered in Moscow
  • Johann Strauss II’s operetta Waldmeister [forest master] premiered in Vienna, lib. G. Davis

5

  • Henriëtte Bosmans born (Amsterdam) Dutch composer, pianist. Died 1952

7

  • George Chadwick’s cantata The Lily Nymph premiered in Boston

10

  • Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Noch′ pered rozhdestvom [Christmas Eve] premiered in St Petersburg, lib. Rimsky-Korsakov

13

  • Sonny Greer born (Long Beach, NJ) American jazz drummer. Worked with Duke Ellington. Died 1982

15

  • Johann Strauss II’s waltz Trau, Schau, Wem! op. 463 [Take Care in Whom You Trust!] premiered in Vienna

16

  • Andy Razaf born (Washington, DC) American popular songwriter, poet. Died 1973

17

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Jurists’ March for orchestra premiered in St Petersburg

18

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

19

  • Engelbert Humperdinck’s musical play Die sieben Geislein [the seven kids] premiered in Berlin, lib. A. Wette

25

  • Merritt Brunies born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz trombonist, cornetist. worked with The Original New Orleans Jazz Band. Brother of Albert (1900-78) and George (1902-74) Brunies. Died 1973

30

  • Charlie Creath born (Ironton, MO) American jazz bandleader on the Mississippi riverboats, trumpeter, accordionist, saxophonist. Died 1951

1895 (date unknown)

  • Texas Gladden born (Saltville, VA) American folk singer. Sister of Hobart Smith (1897-1965). Died 1967
  • Trixie Smith born (Atlanta, GA) American blues singer, vaudevillian, actress. Died 1943
  • Mary Stafford born (Missouri) American jazz and blues singer. Worked with Charlie Johnson’s Orchestra. Died 1938
  • Buddy Bolden’s band begin playing in New Orleans
  • The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra founded by Frederic Archer. Dissolved in 1910, but then resurrected in 1926

publications

  • Sabine Baring-Gould and Henry Fleetwood Sheppard’s folk song collection A Garland of Country Songs published in London
  • Maurice Emmanuel’s Essai sur l’orchestrique grecque (Essay on Greek orchestration) published in Paris
  • Edvard Grieg’s Lyric Pieces Book 7 op.62 published
  • Scott Joplin’s songs A Picture of her Face & Please say you will are published in Syracuse, NY – his first issued works
  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s The Irish Melodies of Thomas Moore: the Original Airs Restored and Arranged published in London

songs published

  • The Band Played On (John F. Palmer, Charles B. Ward)

releases

  • Dan Quinn – The Sidewalks Of New York (Columbia)
  • Dan Quinn – The Band Played On (Columbia)
The Buddy Bolden band. Bolden 2nd from left, back row

The Buddy Bolden band. Bolden 2nd from left, back row

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