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1731 in music

Jean-Philippe Rameau meets his patron, La Poupliniere. The Academy of Vocal Music changes its name to the Academy of Ancient Music. Antonio Vivaldi returns to Venice. Antonio Stradivari makes a viola that will be owned a hundred years later by Ni ...

1732 in music

Between 1732 and 1735 – Bach gives the Leipzig premiere of Georg Philipp Telemanns Passion oratorio Seliges Erwagen des Leidens und Sterbens Jesu Christi TWV 5:2 April–May – First performances, in London, of George Frideric Handels Esther as an o ...

1733 in music

Beginning date of the William Dixon manuscript of music for the Border pipes, the oldest known surviving manuscript of pipe music from the British Isles. First opera staged at the Nobile Teatro di San Giacomo di Corfù, Aurelio Aureli’s librettist ...

1734 in music

Approximate date of the William Dixon manuscript of music for the Border pipes. March 29 – Louis-Gabriel Guillemain becomes first violinist at the Royal Academy in Dijon. The subscription company called the Royal Academy of Music is wound up as a ...

1735 in music

Maurice Greene is appointed Master of the Kings Musick. Shortly before his death, Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough, acknowledges opera singer Anastasia Robinson as his wife. February 18 – Flora becomes the first opera performed in the U ...

1757 in music

LAuguste, H.122 Thomas Arne – 7 Trio Sonatas, Op. 3 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Keyboard Sonata in D minor, H.38 Fugue in A major, H.101 Keyboard Sonata in D minor, H.105 Leopold Mozart – Concerto for Trombone in G major Giovanni Battista Serini Ch ...

1791 in music

Mid-July – An emissary of Count Franz von Walsegg commissions a Requiem for the late Countess Anna from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. January 1 – Austrian composer Joseph Haydn arrives in England at the invitation of London resident impresario Johann ...

1800 in music

June 2 – The premiere of Cesare in Farmacusa, with music by Antonio Salieri and words by Carlo Prospero Defranceschi, takes place at the Karntnertortheater, Vienna. December 1 – Franz Anton Hoffmeister and Ambrosius Kuhnel establish the Bureau de ...

1802 in music

January 9 – The Harmonic Society of Philadelphia is founded, with native composer Andrew Law as its president. Composers Jan Ladislav Dussek and Louis Spohr are introduced by Herr Kiekhover in Hamburg. May 5 January 20 – Luigi Boccherini receives ...

1803 in music

5 April – first performance of Beethovens Third Piano Concerto 26 December – Haydn performs his last public concert, conducting The Seven Last Words of Christ

1804 in music

February 20 – Giovanni Paisiello is appointed Maestro di Cappella at Naples. January 23 – François-Adrien Boieldieu becomes musical director at the court of Tsar Alexander I of Russia. Nicolas Dalayrac is awarded the Legion dhonneur. May 14 – Nap ...

1805 in music

November 20 – Beethovens only opera Fidelio in its original form known retrospectively as Leonore is premiered at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. April 7 – Beethovens Symphony No. 3, Eroica, has its public premiere at the Theater an der Wien i ...

1806 in music

Carl Czerny publishes his first composition at the age of 15. The marimba is described for the first time by Juan Domingo Juarros, a Spanish historian, in his Compendium of the History of Guatemala. The poem "Twinkle Little Star" is published in ...

1807 in music

Coriolan, Op.62 6 Ecossaises, WoO 83 Mass in C, Op. 86 Symphony No.5, Op. 67 composition begins Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 61a Johann Baptist Cramer Studio per il pianoforte, Op. 50, Book 2 Piano Concerto No.5, Op. 48 Ant ...

1808 in music

Ignaz Assmayer becomes organist of St. Peters Abbey in Salzburg. December 20 – The original Covent Garden Theatre in London is destroyed by a fire, along with most of the scenery, costumes and scripts. December 22 – Beethoven concert of 22 Decemb ...

1810 in music

Ludwig van Beethoven 25 Irish Songs, WoO 152 Egmont, Op. 84, overture and incidental music first performed, composed 1809 Polonaise for Military Band, WoO 21 Ecossaise for Military Band, WoO 22 March for Military Band, WoO 20 String Quartet No. 1 ...

1812 in music

February 20 – Weber and his friend, clarinettist Heinrich Baermann, stay overnight in Berlin with the family of Baermanns former teacher Joseph Beer father of Giacomo Meyerbeer. March 8 – Composer Georg Joseph Vogler and his pupil Jacob Beer, the ...

1816 in music

April 17 – Josef von Spaun writes to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe for permission to have his poems set to music by the youthful Franz Schubert. November 19 – Carl Maria von Weber becomes engaged to soprano Caroline Brandt. November 25 – Muzio Cleme ...

1817 in music

So oder So, WoO 148 String Quintet Opus 104 Ludwig van Beethoven Divertimenti, Op. 78 Preludes, Op. 83 Frederic Chopin – Two Polonaises Ferdinando Carulli – 6 Duos for Guitar and Flute, Op. 109 Georg Gerson – Symphony in E-flat major Friedrich Do ...

1818 in music

Beethoven receives the gift of a piano from Thomas Broadwood of the London manufacturers John Broadwood & Sons. June 10 – The Teatro Nuovo at Pesaro in the Papal States of Italy opens with a performance of Gioacchino Rossinis La gazza ladra condu ...

1827 in music

The Zagreb Music Association is founded; one of its earliest members is Ivan Padovec. March 29 – The funeral of Ludwig van Beethoven is attended by huge crowds. The term "Gesamtkunstwerk" is first used in print, in an essay by Eusebius Trahndorff ...

1871 in music

December 26 – The Victorian burlesque Thespis, first of the Gilbert and Sullivan light opera collaborations, premieres at the Gaiety Theatre, London. It does modestly well, but the two composers will not again work together until 1875. Asger Hame ...

1874 in music

Richard Wagner moves into Wahnfried, the villa built for him at Bayreuth and completes Gotterdammerung. October – Bedeich Smetana completely loses his hearing, after being deaf in one ear for some time. February–March – A memorial exhibition of d ...

1875 in music

October 25 – The first performance of Tchaikovskys Piano Concerto No. 1 is given in Boston, Massachusetts, with Hans von Bulow as soloist. May – The score for the ballet Swan Lake is commissioned from Tchaikovsky premiered in 1877. January 5 – Pa ...

1876 in music

August 17 – Richard Wagners Gotterdammerung debuts in the new Bayreuth Festspielhaus. May 17 – Antonin Dvoeak begins composing his Moravian Duets. Soprano Rosa Hasselbeck marries the conductor and composer Josef Sucher. February 24 – Incidental m ...

1877 in music

November 21 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph in the United States. Ludwig Thuille and Richard Strauss meet as students at Innsbruck. They become lifelong friends. July 18 July 6 O.S. – Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky marries Ant ...

1878 in music

May 25 – Gilbert and Sullivans comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore debuts in London at the Opera Comique with a first run of 571 performances. April 9? – Franz Berwalds Symphony No. 4 receives its premiere performance, conducted by Ludvig Norman. Novembe ...

1879 in music

December 31 – Gilbert and Sullivans comic opera The Pirates of Penzance opens at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City following a token performance the day before for U.K. copyright reasons in Paignton, Devon. The Monte Carlo Philharmonic Or ...

1880 in music

Gustav Mahler completes Das klagende Lied and obtains work as a conductor at a summer theater at Bad Hall. Richard Strausss first major work, his Symphony in D minor, is premiered. November 27 – The Teatro Costanzi in Rome is inaugurated with a p ...

1881 in music

February 10 – Offenbachs Tales of Hoffmann debuts in Paris December 4 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovskys Violin Concerto is premiered in Vienna November 9 – Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 is given its public premiere in Budapest June 11 – The Nati ...

1882 in music

Gustav Mahler is employed at Olomouc Richard Strauss enters Munich University August 8–20 – Tchaikovskys 1812 Overture is premiered in a tent near the at this time unfinished Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the baton of Ippolit Al ...

1883 in music

October 22 – Opening of the first Metropolitan Opera House. The Gretsch Company, manufacturers of drums, banjos and guitars, opens in Brooklyn, N.Y. Friedrich Kiel is involved in a traffic accident from which he never completely recovered.

1885 in music

October 25 – Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4 is premiered in Meiningen Tin Pan Alley group of popular songwriters and publishers forms in New York City

1888 in music

October 5 – At the age of seven, George Enescu becomes the youngest student ever admitted to the Vienna Conservatory April 11 – The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated. August 14 – A recording of Arthur Sullivans "The Lost Chord" is played ...

1889 in music

Emile Berliner markets the first commercial gramophone records January 4 – Anton Seidl conducts Das Rheingold at the Metropolitan Opera, commencing the first performance of the Ring Cycle in the United States. May 28 – The first ever pre-recorded ...

1890 in music

Charles-Marie Widor succeeds Cesar Franck as organ professor at the Paris Conservatoire. June 21 – Richard Strauss conducts the premiere of his symphonic poem Death and Transfiguration at the Eisenach Festival. September 3 – Carl Nielsen makes th ...

1891 in music

March 16 – A performance of the Budapest Opera is interrupted by a spontaneous demonstration in support of musical director Gustav Mahler, at the time in conflict with intendant Geza Zichy and already negotiating for a position elsewhere. The ens ...

1892 in music

December 18 September 26 – Antonin Dvoeak arrives in the United States to take up his post as artistic director of the National Conservatory of Music. April 28 – Jean Sibeliuss symphonic suite Kullervo is premiered. December 6 O.S. – Pyotr Ilyich ...

1893 in music

American sisters Patty and Mildred J. Hill publish Song Stories for the Kindergarten including "Good Morning to All", which later becomes known as "Happy Birthday to You". December 16 – Antonin Dvoeaks Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" receives ...

1894 in music

The National College of Music, London, was formed by the Moss Family. The college still exists today as an examination board for music and drama. September 22 – Opening of the Teatro Lirico Internazionale in Milan. George H. Thomas develops the f ...

1895 in music

Venezuelan pianist, singer and composer Teresa Carreño divorces her husband, pianist Eugen dAlbert. It marks the end of her third marriage and his second. May 18 – Australian contralto Ada Crossley makes her London debut at the Queens Hall. Compo ...

1896 in music

December 27 – Formal premiere of Ernest Chaussons Poeme for violin and orchestra, Op. 25, with Eugene Ysaye as soloist, at Nancy, France. Gabriel Faure takes over from Theodore Dubois as organist of the church of La Madeleine, Paris. Engelbert Hu ...

1897 in music

The pan-African anthem "Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika" "God Bless Africa" is composed as a Xhosa hymn by South African teacher Enoch Sontonga; versions become the national anthem of 5 countries including Tanzanias "Mungu ibariki Afrika". Andre Messager b ...

1898 in music

"She is the Belle of New York" w. Hugh Morton m. Gustave Kerker "The Rosary" w. Robert Cameron Rogers m. Ethelbert Nevin "When You Were Sweet Sixteen" w.m. James Thornton "Goodnight, Little Girl, Goodnight" w. Julai M. Hays m. J. C. Macy "My Old ...

1899 in music

April 26 Jean Sibeliuss Symphony No. 1 is premiered in Helsinki. March 3 – Richard Strauss conducts the premiere of Ein Heldenleben with the Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester. Tenor Antonio Paoli makes his debut in Rossinis William Tell in ...

1900 in music

February 22 – Jacques Thibaud, violin, with the composer himself at the piano, gives the world premieee of George Enescus Second Violin Sonata in Paris, on a concert that was part of the Concerts Colonne series. The Philadelphia Orchestra is foun ...

1901 in music

The classical music publishing firm Universal Edition is founded in Vienna. Geraldine Farrar makes her operatic debut. Ragtime popularity grows. December 9 – Violinist Jaroslav Kocian makes his debut at St Jamess Hall. Percy Grainger makes his re ...

1902 in music

April 11 – Tenor Enrico Caruso makes the first million-selling recording, for the Gramophone Company in Milan. June 9 – The first complete performance of Gustav Mahlers Symphony No. 3 is given in Krefeld. December 1 – Carl Nielsen conducts the pr ...

1903 in music

February 23 – March 8 – George Enescu conducts the world premieres of three of his works, the Suite No. 1 for orchestra, op. 9, in C major, and the two Romanian Rhapsodies, op. 11, in A major and D major, as part of a concert at the Romanian Athe ...

1904 in music

The Gramophone Company records the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria G.C. 03033 performed by Dame Nellie Melba with Jan Kubelik on violin. September 12 – Pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski gives a concert in Wellington, New Zealand. June 9 – The Queens Hall Orche ...

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