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1881 in music

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1881 in music

This article is about music-related events in 1881.

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Events

  • February 10 – Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann debuts in Paris
  • June 11 – The National Theatre (Prague) receives a royal opening with the premiere of Smetana's opera Libuše (written 1871-72); however, a subsequent fire delays public opening for a further 2 years, when the same work reinaugurates the theatre
  • November 9 – Johannes Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 is given its public premiere in Budapest
  • December 4 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto is premiered in Vienna
  • Bands formed

  • Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band
  • Published popular music

  • "The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond"
  • "Good Bye!" by Francesco Paolo Tosti
  • "My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean"
  • "Slowly and Sadly" (President Garfield Memorial Tribute)" by Arabella M. Root
  • Classical music

  • Victor Bendix – Symphony No. 1 in C op. 16 'Mountain Climbing'
  • Alexander Borodin – String Quartet #2 in D
  • Johannes Brahms – Tragic Overture op. 81 revised; Nänie op. 82
  • Max Bruch – Kol Nidre for cello and orchestra finished
  • Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 6 (Bruckner)
  • Emmanuel Chabrier – Pièces pittoresques for piano
  • Ernest Chausson – Piano Trio in G minor, op. 3
  • Gabriel Fauré & André Messager – Messe des pêcheurs de Villerville
  • César Franck – Rébecca (oratorio)
  • Franz Liszt – Nuages Gris
  • Giuseppe Martucci – Fantasia for piano op. 51
  • Camille Saint-Saëns – Septet op. 65 for piano, trumpet and strings; Hymne à Victor Hugo
  • Charles-Marie Widor – First Sonata for Piano and Violin op. 50 ([1])
  • Opera

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – The Maid of Orleans
  • Musical theater

  • The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann; Jacques Offenbach) – Paris production opened at the Opéra-Comique on February 10
  • The Mascot (translation of Edmond Audran's La Mascotte) – Broadway production opened at the Bijou Theatre (Manhattan) on May 5
  • Patience (Gilbert and Sullivan) – London production opened at the Opera Comique on April 23 and transferred to the new Savoy Theatre on October 10 for a total run of 578 performances
  • Births

  • January 4 – Nikolai Roslavets, Ukrainian composer (d. 1944)
  • February 6 – Karl Weigl, Austrian composer (d. 1949)
  • March 10 – Frank Mullings, English tenor (d. 1953)
  • March 18 – Paul Le Flem, French composer (d. 1984)
  • March 23 – Egon Petri, Dutch-born pianist (d. 1962)
  • March 25 – Béla Bartók, Hungarian composer (d. 1945)
  • April 15 – David Thomas, Welsh composer (d. 1928)
  • April 20 – Nikolai Myaskovsky, Polish-born Russian composer and teacher (d. 1950)
  • May 11 – Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer (d. 1944)
  • July 6 – Nancy Dalberg, Danish composer (d. 1949)
  • August 15 – Ted Snyder, US composer and music publisher (d. 1965)
  • August 19 – George Enescu, Romanian composer (d. 1955)
  • August 29 – Edvin Kallstenius, Swedish composer (d. 1967)
  • November 22 – Ethel Levey, US singer, dancer and actress (d. 1955)
  • November 28 – Stefan Zweig, Austrian librettist of Richard Strauss's Die schweigsame Frau
  • December 3 – Henry Fillmore, US band composer (d. 1956)
  • December 24 – Charles Wakefield Cadman, U.S. composer and songwriter (d. 1946)
  • Deaths

  • January 30 – Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens, Belgian, organist and composer, 58
  • March 13 – Sophie Daguin, ballerina and choreographer, 79
  • March 23 – Nikolai Rubinstein, pianist and composer, 45
  • March 28 – Modest Mussorgsky, composer, 42 (alcohol-related)
  • June 5 – Franjo Krežma, violinist and composer,19 (tuberculosis)
  • June 6 – Henri Vieuxtemps, composer, 61
  • June 7 – Marie Gabriel Augustin Savard, music teacher and composer, 66
  • July 3 – Achille De Bassini, operatic baritone, 62
  • September 7 – Sidney Lanier, poet and flautist, 39 (tuberculosis)
  • October 9 – Richard Wüerst, composer and music teacher, 57
  • November 25 – Theobald Boehm, inventor of the modern flute, 87
  • December 17 – Giulio Briccialdi, composer, 63
  • December 30 – Corrado Miraglia, opera singer, 60
  • date unknown – Francisco de Sá Noronha, violinist and composer (b. 1820)
  • References

    1881 in music Wikipedia


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