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1889 in music

Events in the year 1889 in music.

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Events

  • January 4 - Anton Seidl conducts Das Rheingold at the Metropolitan Opera, commencing the first performance of the Ring Cycle in the United States.
  • November 20 - Gustav Mahler premieres his Symphony No. 1 in Budapest at the Vigadó Concert Hall, at this time described as a "Symphonic-Poem in 2 Parts"; it is not favourably received in this form
  • Emile Berliner markets the first commercial gramophone records
  • Joseph Kekuku is credited with inventing the Hawaiian steel guitar
  • Published popular music

  • "Ask A Policeman" w. E. W. Rogers m. A. E. Duran Deau
  • "Down Went McGinty" w.m. Joseph Flynn
  • "Four Little Curly Headed Coons" by James W. Wheeler
  • "Little Annie Rooney (Is My Sweetheart)" w.m. Michael Nolan
  • "Oh, Promise Me" w. Clement Scott m. Reginald de Koven
  • "Playmates" w.m. Harry Dacre
  • "Slide Kelly Slide" w.m. John W. Kelly
  • "Take A Pair Of Sparkling Eyes" w. W. S. Gilbert m. Arthur Sullivan
  • "The Thunderer" m. John Philip Sousa
  • "The Washington Post (march)" m. John Philip Sousa
  • Classical music

  • Edward Elgar - "Queen Mary's Song"
  • Enrique Granados - Danzas españolas
  • Augusta Holmès - Ode triomphale
  • Hubert Parry
  • Ode on Saint Cecilia's Day
  • Symphony No. 3, in C major, "The English" (first performance)
  • Symphony No. 4, in E minor (first performance, original version)
  • Johan Wagenaar - De Schipbreuk (cantata)
  • Valentin Zubiaurre - Ecos de Oiz
  • Opera

  • Francesco Cilea - Gina
  • Robert Fuchs - Die Königsbraut
  • Miguel Marqués - El plato del día (libretto by Andrés Ruesga, Manuel Lastra and Enrique Prieto, premiered in Madrid)
  • Louisa Melvin Delos Mars - Leoni, the Gypsy Queen (premiered in Providence, Rhode Island)
  • Giacomo Puccini - Edgar
  • Musical theater

  • The Gondoliers (Music: Sir Arthur Sullivan Book & Lyrics: W. S. Gilbert) London production opened at the Savoy Theatre on December 7 and ran for 554 performances
  • Love's Trickery London production
  • Births

  • January 31 - Michael Coleman, fiddler (d. 1945)
  • February 7 - Claudia Muzio, operatic soprano (d. 1936)
  • March 15 - Billy Jones, singer (d. 1940)
  • March 16 - Elsie Janis, musical comedy star and songwriter (d. 1956)
  • April 3 - Grigoraș Dinicu, Romanian composer and violinist (d. 1948)
  • April 8 - Sir Adrian Boult, conductor (d. 1983)
  • April 11 - Nick LaRocca - jazz bandleader (d. 1961)
  • April 30 - Rudolph Simonsen - composer (d. 1947)
  • May 15 - Graziella Pareto, operatic soprano (d. 1973)
  • May 20 - Felix Arndt, pianist & composer (d. 1918)
  • May 25 - Gilardo Gilardi, pianist, conductor and composer (d. 1962)
  • May 29 - Aksel Agerby, Danish composer, organist, and music administrator (d. 1942)
  • July 4 - Joe Young, US lyricist and singer (d. 1939)
  • July 10 - Noble Sissle, bandleader and singer (d. 1975)
  • August 10 - Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, composer (d. 1960)
  • September 10 - Vilém Petrželka, conductor and composer (d. 1967)
  • September 26 - Frank Crumit, singer (d. 1943)
  • October 3 - Manuel Manetta, jazz musician & teacher (d. 1969)
  • October 28 - Juliette Béliveau, actress and singer (d. 1975)
  • December 11 - Ben Black, composer and impresario (d. 1950)
  • December 25 - Nathaniel Shilkret, composer and musician (d. 1982)
  • December 28 - Vaslav Nijinsky, Ballet dancer (d. 1950)
  • date unknown - Nellie Briercliffe, singer and actress (d. 1966)
  • Deaths

  • January 23 - Selina Dolaro, actress and singer (b. 1849) (stroke)
  • January 31 - Joseph Gungl, composer and conductor (b. 1810)
  • March 3 - Sydney Smith, English composer and pianist (b. 1839)
  • March 13 - Felice Varesi, operatic baritone (b. 1813)
  • April 6 - Frederick Ouseley, organist, composer and musicologist (b. 1825)
  • April 9 - Jean-Baptiste Arban, cornet virtuoso (b. 1825)
  • April 30 - Carl Rosa, opera impresario (b. 1842)
  • May 30 - Silverio Franconetti, flamenco singer (b. 1831)
  • July 7 - Giovanni Bottesini, double bass player and composer (b. 1821)
  • October 3 - Karel Miry, Belgian composer (b. 1823)
  • October 10 - Adolf von Henselt, pianist and composer (b. 1814)
  • November 24 - Frederic Clay, composer (b. 1838) (stroke)
  • November 25 - Alojzy Gonzaga Jazon Żółkowski, actor and singer (b. 1814)
  • December 13 - Catherine Chislova, ballerina (b. 1846)
  • December 31 - Giuseppe Apolloni, composer (b. 1822)
  • date unknown
  • Jovo Ivanišević, composer
  • Jeanne-Catherine Pauwels, Belgian pianist (b. 1795)
  • Gustaw Lewita, pianist (b. 1855)
  • References

    1889 in music Wikipedia


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