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1876 in music

This article is about music-related events in 1876.

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Events

  • February – Baritone Lithgow James joins the English Opera Company, where he begins a partnership with his future wife Florence St. John.
  • February 24 – Incidental music composed by Edvard Grieg for Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt premieres.
  • May 17 – Antonín Dvořák begins composing his Moravian Duets.
  • August 16 – Richard Wagner's Siegfried debuts in the new Bayreuth Festspielhaus.
  • August 17 – Richard Wagner's Götterdämmerung debuts in the new Bayreuth Festspielhaus.
  • Soprano Rosa Hasselbeck marries the conductor and composer Josef Sucher.
  • Published popular music

  • "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen" by Thomas Payne Westendorf
  • "Grandfather's Clock" by Henry Clay Work
  • "The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond" by Andrew Lang
  • "Gay As A Lark" by Septimus Winner
  • "When The Great Red Dawn is Shining" (anon)
  • "Old Aunt Jemima" by James Grace
  • "Rose of Killarney" by George Cooper & John Rogers Thomas
  • Classical music

  • Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 1 completed
  • Pietro Abbà Cornaglia – Requiem
  • Felix Draeseke – Six Fugues for piano; Dämmerungsräume: Five piano pieces, op 14
  • Antonín Dvořák – Piano Concerto in G minor, op. 33
  • César Franck – Les Éolides
  • Benjamin Godard – Concerto Romantique
  • Édouard Lalo – Cello Concerto
  • Gustav Mahler - Piano Quartet movement in A
  • Bedřich Smetana – String Quartet No. 1 in E minor From My Life
  • Charles-Marie Widor – Organ Symphonies Nos. 1–3 Op. 13
  • Edvard Grieg - Ballade in the Form of Variations for piano
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Seasons (Tchaikovsky) (for piano) Op. 37a.
  • Gabriel Faure - Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Opus 13
  • Opera

  • Amilcare Ponchielli – La Gioconda
  • Arrigo Boito – Mefistofele
  • Luigi Denza – Wallenstein
  • Bedřich Smetana – The Kiss
  • Richard Wagner – Siegfried
  • Richard Wagner – Götterdämmerung
  • Musical theater

  • Richard Genée – Der Seekadette
  • Robert Planquette – Les cloches de Corneville
  • Births

  • January 12
  • Annie Krull, operatic soprano (died 1947)
  • Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer
  • January 19 - Rosina Storchio, Italian lyric soprano (died 1945)
  • January 29
  • Havergal Brian, composer (died 1972)
  • Ludolf Nielsen, composer (died 1939)
  • February 2 – Giovanni Zenatello, tenor
  • February 28 – John Alden Carpenter, composer
  • March 11 – Carl Ruggles, composer (died 1971)
  • May 19 – Alice Mary Smith, composer
  • June 2 – Hakon Børresen, Danish composer (died 1954)
  • June 5 – Tony Jackson, jazz musician (died 1920)
  • August 14 – Florrie Forde, Australian-born English music hall singer (died 1940)
  • August 16 – Karl Hoschna, Bohemian-born US composer
  • September 15 – Bruno Walter, conductor (died 1962)
  • November 23 – Manuel de Falla, composer (died 1946)
  • December 11 – Mieczysław Karłowicz, composer (died 1909)
  • Deaths

  • February 28 – Raimondo Boucheron, composer, 75
  • March 5
  • Francesco Maria Piave, librettist and friend of Giuseppe Verdi, 65
  • Marie d'Agoult, lover of Franz Liszt and mother of Cosima Wagner, 70
  • March 28 – Joseph Böhm, violinist, 80
  • April 19 – Samuel Sebastian Wesley, organist and composer, 65
  • June 28 – August Wilhelm Ambros, composer and music historian, 69
  • August 29 – Félicien-César David, composer, 66
  • September 9 – Mary Shaw, operatic contralto, 62
  • September 30 – Henri Bertini, pianist and composer, 77
  • October 1 - James Lick, American carpenter and piano builder, 80
  • November 8 – Antonio Tamburini, operatic baritone, 76
  • November 9 – Édouard Batiste, organist and composer, 56
  • November 18 – Nicolas Bosret, blind organist and composer, 77
  • December 3 – Hermann Goetz, composer, 35 (tuberculosis)
  • December 14 – George Frederick Anderson, violinist, 83
  • References

    1876 in music Wikipedia


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