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1894 in music

Events

  • March 14 - Johan Svendsen conducts the world premiere of Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 1 in Copenhagen.
  • March 16 - Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" is premiered in Paris.
  • April 19 - Jules Massenet's opera "Werther" is premiered in New York City.
  • September 22 - Opening of the Teatro Lirico Internazionale in Milan.
  • December 22 - Claude Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune is premiered in Paris
  • Enrico Caruso makes his operatic debut.
  • George W. Johnson is said to have recorded over 25,000 phonograph records
  • The National College of Music, London, was formed by the Moss Family. The college still exists today as an examination board for music and drama.
  • George H. Thomas develops the first illustrated song to promote The Little Lost Child, which goes on to sell more than two million copies of its sheet music nationwide.
  • Published popular music

  • "Airy, Fairy Lillian" w. Tony Raymond m. Maurice Levi
  • "And Her Golden Hair Was Hanging Down Her Back" w. Monroe H. Rosenfeld m. Felix McGlennon
  • "At Trinity Church I Met My Doom" w.m. Fred Gilbert
  • "Don't Be Cross" by Karl Zeller from the operetta Der Obersteiger
  • "Forgotten" w. Flora Wulschner m. Eugene Cowles
  • "He's Got To Keep A-Movin'" w.m. T.W. Connor
  • "His Last Thoughts Were Of You" w. Edward B. Marks m. Joseph W. Stern
  • "The Honeymoon" m. George Rosey
  • "I Don't Want To Play In Your Yard" w. Philip Wingate m. Henry W. Petrie
  • "If It Wasn't For The 'Ouses In Between" w. Edgar Bateman m. George Le Brunn
  • "I'll Be True To My Honey Boy" w.m. George Evans
  • "I've Been Working on the Railroad" w.m. trad (first copyright 1894)
  • "I Can't Change It!" w.m. T.W. Connor
  • "Kathleen" w.m. Helene Mora
  • "Little Kinkies" w.m. M. Tobias
  • "The Little Lost Child" w. Edward B. Marks m. Joseph W. Stern
  • "Long Ago In Alcala" w. Frederick Edward Weatherley & Adrian Ross m. André Messager
  • "My Friend The Major" w.m. E. W. Rogers
  • "My Pearl Is A Bowery Girl" w. William Jerome m. Andrew Mack
  • "Oh! That Gorgonzola Cheese" w. Fred W. Leigh m. Harry Champion
  • "The Owls Serenade" w. Arthur J. Lamb, m. H.W. Petrie
  • "She Is More To Be Pitied Than Censured" w.m. William B. Gray
  • "She May Have Seen Better Days" w.m. James Thornton
  • "The Sidewalks of New York" w.m. Charles B. Lawlor & James W. Blake
  • ""Why Did Nellie Leave Home?" by George M. Cohan
  • "Yale Society Two-Step" by C. VanBaar
  • "You've Been A Good Old Wagon But You've Done Broke Down" by Ben Harney
  • Recorded popular music

  • "And Her Golden Hair was Hanging Down Her Back"
    - Dan W. Quinn, Berliner Records
  • "Daisy Bell"
    - Edward M. Favor, Edison Phonograph Company
  • "My Pearl is a Bowery Girl"
    - Dan W. Quinn, Berliner Records
  • Classical music

  • Anton Arensky - Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32
  • Johannes Brahms - Two Clarinet Sonatas, Op. 120
  • Claude Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Antonin Dvorak
  • Humoresques (Dvořák) Op. 101 (B. 187) for piano
  • American Suite for piano (orchestrated a year later)
  • Robert Fuchs - Serenade No. 5 in D, Op. 53
  • Alexander Gretchaninov - String Quartet no 1 (2?) in G major, Op. 2
  • Victor Herbert - Concerto for Cello no 2 in E minor
  • Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov - Caucasian Sketches
  • Joseph Jongen - Quartet for Strings no 1 in C minor, op. 3
  • Alexander Kopylov - String Quartet no 2 in F major, op. 23
  • Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 2 (Mahler) completed
  • Carl Nielsen
  • Symphony No. 1 in G minor
  • Symfonisk Suite for piano, FS 19
  • Josef Rheinberger - Sonata for Horn and Piano in E flat major
  • Adolphe Samuel - Symphony No. 7 Opus 48
  • Alexander Scriabin - 12 Études, Op. 8
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar - String Quartet No. 1 in C major, Op. 2
  • Louis Vierne - String Quartet in D minor, Op. 12 (c. 1894)
  • Opera

  • Granville Bantock - The Pearl of Iran
  • Julius Bechgaard - Frau Inge
  • Herman Bemberg - Cleopatra
  • Frederick Delius - The Magic Fountain
  • Charles-Édouard Lefebvre - Djelma premiered on May 25 at the Théâtre de l'Opéra in Paris
  • Hamish MacCunn - Jeanie Deans
  • Jules Massenet - Thaïs (opera)
  • Emile Pessard - Le muet
  • Sergei Taneyev - Oresteia (completed 1894, premiered 1895)
  • Musical theater

  • A Gaiety Girl - Broadway production opened at Daly's Theatre on September 17 and ran for 81 performances
  • The Mine Foreman - Austrian production opened at the Theater an der Wien on January 5
  • The Passing Show - Broadway production opened at the Casino Theatre on May 5
  • Rob Roy, premiered in Detroit on October 1; Broadway production opened at the Herald Square Theatre on October 29 and ran for 168 performances
  • The Shop Girl - London production opened at the Gaiety Theatre on November 24 and ran for 546 performances
  • A Trip To Chinatown - London production opened at Toole's Theatre on September 29 and ran for 125 performances
  • Births

  • January 31 - Isham Jones, American bandleader and composer (d. 1956)
  • February 11 - Alfonso Leng, Chilean dentist and part-time classical composer (d. 1974)
  • February 20 - Jimmy Yancey, American jazz pianist
  • April 3 - Dooley Wilson, African American pianist and singer (d. 1953)
  • April 15 - Bessie Smith, African American blues singer (d. 1937)
  • April 27 - Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian-born American conductor and composer (d. 1995)
  • May 10 - Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-born American film music composer, pianist and conductor (d. 1979)
  • May 29 - Beatrice Lillie, Canadian actress and singer (d. 1989)
  • June 1 - Percival Mackey, English pianist, film music composer and bandleader (d. 1950)
  • June 4 - La Bolduc (Mary Travers), Québécois singer (d. 1941)
  • June 10 - Punch Miller, American Dixieland jazz trumpeter (d. 1971)
  • July 10 - Jimmy McHugh, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1969)
  • August 15 - Harry Akst, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1963)
  • September 3 – Marie Dubas, French music-hall singer (d. 1972)
  • September 18 - Willard Robison, American songwriter and bandleader (d. 1968)
  • September 25 - J. Mayo Williams, African American blues music producer (d. 1980)
  • September 26 - Vaughn De Leath, American crooner, "The Original Radio Girl" (d. 1943)
  • December 31 - Ernest John Moeran, British composer (d. 1950)
  • Deaths

  • January 13 - Nadezhda von Meck, patron of Tchaikovsky (b. 1831)
  • January 21 - Guillaume Lekeu, composer (b. 1870) (typhoid)
  • February 4
  • Louis Lewandowski, composer (b. 1821)
  • Adolphe Sax, Belgian instrument maker, inventor of the saxophone (b. 1814)
  • February 11 - Emilio Arrieta, composer (b. 1823)
  • February 12 - Hans von Bülow, pianist, conductor and composer (b. 1830)
  • February 18 - Camillo Sivori, violinist and composer (b. 1815)
  • March 21 - Jakob Rosenhain, pianist and composer (b. 1813)
  • April 13
  • Marie Carandini, opera singer (b. 1826)
  • Philipp Spitta, musicologist and biographer of Bach (b. 1841)
  • June 9 - Juventino Rosas, violinist and composer (b. 1868)
  • June 23 - Marietta Alboni, operatic contralto (b. 1826)
  • July 9 - Juventino Rosas, violinist, bandleader and composer (b. 1868)
  • July 26 - Eduard Tauwitz, composer (b. 1812)
  • September 13 - Emmanuel Chabrier, composer (b. 1841)
  • September 21 - Emma Fursch-Madi, operatic soprano (b. 1847)
  • October 16 - Johanna Jachmann-Wagner, opera singer, actress and music teacher (b. 1826)
  • October 28 - Rudolf Hildebrand, historian of the German folk song (b. 1824)
  • November 4 - Eugène Oudin, composer (b. 1858)
  • November 20 - Anton Rubinstein, pianist and composer (b. 1829)
  • References

    1894 in music Wikipedia


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