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1893 in music

Events in the year 1893 in music.

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Events

  • February 9 - Première of Giuseppe Verdi's final opera Falstaff in La Scala in Milan.
  • August 14-15 - America's oldest music organization, the Stoughton Musical Society performs at the World's Columbian Exposition.
  • October 28 (October 16 O.S.) - In Saint Petersburg (Russia), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts the first performance of his Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathétique (Патетическая), nine days before his death (attributed to cholera). The second performance takes place 21 days later at a memorial concert conducted by Eduard Nápravník, incorporating minor revisions. Tchaikovsky wrote it between February and the end of August at Klin.
  • December 16 - Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" receives its première at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
  • December 29 - Claude Debussy's String Quartet is premièred in Paris.
  • 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".
  • Published popular music

    Selected compositions (words/music indicated by "w.m."):

  • "Can't Lose Me, Charlie" w.m. Harry S. Miller
  • "The Cat Came Back"     w.m. Henry S. Miller
  • "December And May"     w. Edward Marks m. William Lorraine
  • "Do Do My Huckleberry Do"     w. Harry Dillon m. John Dillon (the Dillon Brothers)
  • "The Fatal Wedding"     w. W. H. Windom m. Gussie L. Davis
  • "Good Morning to All"     w. Patty Smith Hill m. Mildred J. Hill
  • "I Long to See The Girl I Left Behind"     w.m. John T. Kelly
  • "The Liberty Bell" by John Philip Sousa
  • "Mamie, Come Kiss Your Honey"     w.m. May Irwin
  • "Marguerite" by Charles A. White
  • "Oh! Mr Porter"     w. Thomas Le Brunn m. George Le Brunn
  • "Private Tommy Atkins"     w. Henry Hamilton m. S. Potter
  • "Say 'Au Revoir', But Not 'Good-Bye'" by Harry Kennedy
  • "Sweet Marie"     w. Cy Warman m. Raymond Moore
  • "They All Take After Me"     w. T. W. Connor m. Harry Randall
  • "Two Little Girls in Blue"     w.m. Charles Graham
  • "The Volunteer Organist"     w. William G. Gray m. Henry Lamb
  • "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder"     w.m. James M. Black
  • "Zacatecas" by Genaro Codina
  • Recorded popular music

  • "Daisy Bell"
    - Dan W. Quinn
  • Classical music

  • Amy Beach - Gaelic Symphony
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118
  • Four Pieces for Piano, Op. 119
  • Antonín Dvořák - Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"
  • Edward German - Symphony in A minor, "Norwich"
  • Johan Halvorsen - Entry of the Boyars
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Fantaisie-Tableaux, for two pianos, Op. 5
  • Jean Sibelius - Lemminkäinen Suite
  • Josef Suk - Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique"
  • Opera

  • Granville Bantock — Caedmar
  • Julius Bechgaard — Frode premiered on May 11 in Copenhagen
  • Engelbert Humperdinck — Hänsel und Gretel
  • Isidore de Lara — Amy Robsart
  • Emile Pessard
  • Une nuit de Noël premiered at the Ambigu, Paris
  • Mam'zelle Carabin premiered on November 3 at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, Salle Choiseul, Paris
  • Giacomo Puccini — Manon Lescaut
  • Giuseppe Verdi — Falstaff
  • Musical theater

  • A Gaiety Girl     London production opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre on October 14 and ran for 413 performances
  • Jane Annie      London production opened at the Savoy Theatre on May 13 and ran for 50 performances
  • Little Christopher Columbus     London production opened at the Lyric Theatre on October 10 and ran for 279 performances
  • Morocco Bound (music Frank Osmond Carr lyrics: Adrian Ross) London production opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on April 13 and transferred to the Trafalgar Square Theatre on January 8, 1894, for a total run of 295 performances.
  • A Trip To Chinatown     Broadway production
  • Utopia Limited     London production opened at the Savoy Theatre on October 7 and ran for 245 performances
  • Births

  • February 10 - Jimmy Durante, American comedian and singer (died 1980)
  • February 15 - Walter Donaldson, American songwriter (died 1947)
  • February 21 - Andrés Segovia, Spanish classical guitarist (died 1987)
  • April 2 - Sergei Protopopov, Russian composer and music theorist (died 1954)
  • April 16 - Federico Mompou, Spanish classical composer (died 1987)
  • June 26 - Big Bill Broonzy, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist (died 1958)
  • June 28 - Luciano Gallet, Brazilian composer, pianist and conductor (died 1931)
  • July 3 - Mississippi John Hurt, American country blues singer and guitarist (died 1966)
  • July 28 - Rued Langgaard, Danish composer and organist (died 1952)
  • August 21 - Lili Boulanger, French composer (died 1918)
  • August 22 - Dorothy Parker, American writer, poet and lyricist (died 1953)
  • September 13 - Larry Shields, American Dixieland jazz clarinetist (died 1953)
  • October 1 - Cliff Friend, American Tin Pan Alley songwriter (died 1974)
  • November 8 - Clarence Williams, American jazz pianist, composer, promoter, vocalist, theatrical producer and publisher (died 1965)
  • December 24 - Harry Warren, born Salvatore Antonio Guaragna, American film songwriter (died 1981)
  • Deaths

  • January 18 - Julius Eichberg, composer (b. 1824)
  • May 25 - Johann Rufinatscha, composer and music teacher (b. 1812)
  • June 10 - Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel (b. 1843)
  • June 25 - Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (b. 1810)
  • July 16 - Antonio Ghislanzoni, librettist (b. 1824)
  • August 7 - Alfredo Catalani, composer (b. 1854)
  • August 31 - Sir William Cusins, instrumentalist, conductor and composer; Master of the Queen's Music (b. 1833)
  • September 8 - Michel Lentz, lyricist of the national anthem of Luxembourg (b. 1820)
  • September 13 - Carl Ludvig Gerlach, opera singer and composer
  • October 16 - Carlo Pedrotti, conductor and composer (b. 1817)
  • October 18 - Charles Gounod, composer (b. 1818)
  • November 6 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composer (b. 1840)
  • date unknown - Felix Battanchon, cellist (b. 1814)
  • References

    1893 in music Wikipedia


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