|Covid-19|December 30 The premiere of Brahms' Symphony No. 2 is given in Vienna by the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Hans Richter.
Thomas Edison invents the phonograph.
Richard Wagner conducts in London.
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky marries Antonina Milyukova.
Ludwig Thuille and Richard Strauss meet as students at Innsbruck. They become lifelong friends.
"Abdul Abulbul Amir" w.m. Percy French
"Captain Cuff" w.m. G. W. Hunt
"Chopsticks" m. Arthur de Lulli
"Dear Old Pals" w.m. G. W. Hunt
"Early In De Mornin'" w.m. Will Hays
"In The Gloaming" w. Meta Orred m. Annie Fortescue Harrison (Words 1874)
"Little Daisy's Request" by Arabella M. Root
"The Lost Chord" w. Adelaide Anne Procter m. Sir Arthur Sullivan (Words 1858)
"My Name Is John Wellington Wells" w. W. S. Gilbert m. Arthur Sullivan
"Phelim O'Toole" by Harry Banks
"Time Was When Love And I Were Well Acquainted" w. W. S. Gilbert m. Arthur Sullivan
Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 2 op. 73 in D
Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 3 in D minor (Novak edition)
Felix Draeseke – Fata Morgana, op 13
Antonín Dvořák – String Quartet no. 9 op. 34 in D minor
César Franck – Lesson Eolides
Robert Fuchs – Violin Sonata no. 1 op. 20 in F# minor
Karl Goldmark – Violin Concerto no. 1 op. 28 in A minor
Franz Liszt - Les Jeux d'Eaux à la Villa d'Este for piano.
Leon Minkus – La Bayadère (ballet)
Joachim Raff – Violin Concerto no. 2 op. 206 in A minor
Josef Rheinberger – Violin Sonata no. 2 op. 105 in E minor
Camille Saint-Saëns – La Jeunesse d'Hercule, Six Études for piano (including 'En forme de valse')
Emmanuel Chabrier – L'étoile
Peter Heise – Monarch and Constable
Jules Massenet – Le roi de Lahore
Camille Saint-Saëns – Samson et Dalila
Charles Villiers Stanford – The Veiled Prophet of Khorossan
The Chimes of Normandy, adapted from Les Cloches de Corneville, Broadway production opened at the Fifth Avenue Theatre on October 22 and ran for 16 performances
Les Cloches de Corneville by Robert Planquette, Paris production opened at the Folies-Dramatique on April 19 and ran for 408 performances
Le Grand Mogol, Marseilles production
Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach, London revival
The Sorcerer, Gilbert & Sullivan London production opened at the Opera Comique on November 17 and ran for 175 performances
January 12 – Maude Nugent, songwriter (d. 1958)
February 16 – Sergei Bortkiewicz, Russian composer and pianist (d. 1952)
May 25 – Billy Murray, singer (d. 1954)
June 8 – Thorvald Aagaard, Danish composer (d. 1937)
July 14 – Agnes Nicholls, operatic soprano (d. 1959)
July 17 – Edward Madden, US lyricist
July 27 – Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian composer, conductor and pianist (d. 1960)
September 6 – Buddy Bolden, ragtime musician (d. 1931)
September 7 – Petar Stojanović, violinist and composer (d. 1957))
September 15 – Daisy Wood, music hall singer (d. 1961)
November 21 – Sigfrid Karg-Elert, German composer (d. 1933)
January 1 – Julie Berwald, opera singer, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
January 18 – George Tolhurst, composer (b. 1827)
March 23 – Caroline Unger, operatic contralto (b. 1803)
April 7 – Errico Petrella, opera composer (b. 1813)
April 26 – Louise Bertin, composer and poet (b. 1805)
June 3 – Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, cataloguer of the works of Mozart (b. 1800)
June 13 – Cesare Ciardi, flautist and composer (b. 1818)
June 29 – Clorinda Corradi, operatic contralto (b. 1804)
August 5 – Luigi Legnani, guitarist and composer (b. 1790)
September 12 – Julius Rietz, German cellist, composer and teacher, editor of an edition of Mendelssohn's complete works (b. 1812)
October 3 – Thérèse Johanne Alexandra Tietjens, operatic soprano (b. 1831)
1877 in music Wikipedia
This article is about music-related events in 1877.