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1895 in music

Events

  • May 18 - Australian contralto Ada Crossley makes her London début at the Queen's Hall.
  • August 10 – The first ever indoor promenade concert, origin of The Proms, is held at the Queen's Hall in London, opening a series promoted by impresario Robert Newman with 26-year-old Henry Wood as sole conductor. The first concert opens with the overture to Wagner's Rienzi. The orchestra tunes to the "French A" or diapason normal concert pitch.
  • December 13 – The first complete performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2, in Berlin with the composer conducting the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra (first three movements premièred on March 4).
  • Composer Sidney Homer marries contralto Louise Dilworth Beatty.
  • Composer Zdeněk Fibich separates from his wife, the contralto Betty Fibichová, and goes to live with his former student and lover Anežka Schulzová.
  • Venezuelan pianist, singer and composer Teresa Carreño divorces her husband, pianist Eugen d'Albert. It marks the end of her third marriage and his second.
  • Published popular music

  • "America the Beautiful"     w. Katherine Lee Bates m. Samuel A. Ward
  • "The Band Played On"     w. John F. Palmer m. Charles B. Ward
  • "The Belle Of Avenoo A"     w.m. Safford Waters
  • "Down In Poverty Row"     w. Gussie L. Davis m. Arthur Trevelyan
  • "A Dream"     w. Charles B. Cory m. J. C. Bartlett
  • "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle"     w. Charles W. Berkeley m. William H. Holmes
  • "He's Not Dead Yet!"     w. T.W. Connor
  • "It's A Great Big Shame"     w.Edgar Bateman m. George Le Brunn
  • "Just Tell Them That You Saw Me"     w.m. Paul Dresser
  • "King Cotton March"     m. John Philip Sousa
  • "My Angeline"     w. Harry B. Smith m. Victor Herbert
  • "My Best Girl's A New Yorker"     w.m. John Stromberg
  • "Put Me Off at Buffalo"     w. Harry Dillon m. John Dillon (Dillon Brothers)
  • "Rastus On Parade"     w. George Marion m. Kerry Mills
  • "She Was One Of The Early Birds"     w.m. T. W. Connor
  • "Sleep Little Rosebud" w. Alfred Bryant, m. Louis Campbell Tipton
  • "The Soldiers Of The Queen"     w.m. Leslie Stuart
  • "The Streets Of Cairo"     w.m. James Thornton
  • "The Sunshine Of Paradise Alley"     w. Walter H. Ford m. John Walter Bratton
  • Recorded popular music

  • "Girl Wanted"
    – Dan W. Quinn, Berliner Records
  • "The Band Played On"
    – Dan W. Quinn, Columbia Records
  • "The Sidewalks of New York"
    – Dan W. Quinn, Berliner Records
  • Classical music

  • Léon Boëllmann – Suite Gothique for Organ
  • Johannes Brahms – Sonatas for clarinet (or viola) and piano, op. 120 no. 1 (in f) and no. 2 (in E-flat)
  • Antonín Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B minor, thirteenth and fourteenth string quartets
  • Gustav Mahler conducts the premieres of his Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection" in [Berlin] – the first three movement only, on March 4, and the complete symphony on December 13.
  • Opera

  • Isaac Albéniz – Henry Clifford
  • Enrique Fernandez Arbos – El Centro de la Tierra
  • Musical theater

  • An Artist's Model     London production opened at Daly's Theatre on February 2 and ran for 392 performances
  • Dandy Dick Whittington     London production
  • The Shop Girl     Broadway production opened at Palmer's Theatre on October 28 and ran for 72 performances
  • The Tyrolean     London production
  • Births

  • January 7 – Clara Haskil, pianist (died 1960)
  • January 27 – Buddy De Sylva, songwriter (died 1950)
  • February 7 – Irving Aaronson, jazz pianist and big band leader (died 1963)
  • February 28 – Guiomar Novaes, Brazilian pianist (died 1979)
  • March 4 – Bjarne Brustad, Norwegian composer and violinist (died 1978)
  • March 23 – Dane Rudhyar, composer (died 1985)
  • March 31 – Lizzie Miles, singer (died 1963)
  • April 1 – Alberta Hunter, singer (died 1984)
  • April 3
  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, composer (died 1968)
  • Zez Confrey, pianist and composer (died 1971)
  • April 9 – Mance Lipscomb, popular singer (died 1976)
  • April 23 – Jimmie Noone, jazz musician
  • April 29 – Sir Malcolm Sargent, conductor (died 1967)
  • May 1 – Leo Sowerby, composer (died 1968)
  • May 2 – Lorenz Hart, US lyricist (died 1943)
  • May 6 – Rudolph Valentino, dancer and actor (died 1926)
  • May 11 – William Grant Still, composer (died 1978)
  • June 10 – Hattie McDaniel, singer and actress (died 1952)
  • June 16 – Lew Pollack, US composer (died 1946)
  • July 4 – Irving Caesar, US lyricist and librettist (died 1996)
  • July 5 – Gordon Jacob, English composer (died 1984)
  • July 10 – Carl Orff, German composer (died 1982)
  • July 12 – Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist (died 1960)
  • July 13 – Bradley Kincaid, folk singer (died 1989)
  • July 25 – Yvonne Printemps, singer and actress (died 1977)
  • August 6 – Ernesto Lecuona, Cuban composer (died 1963)
  • August 10 – Harry Richman, US singer, actor and composer (died 1972)
  • August 13 – Bert Lahr, vaudeville performer (died 1967)
  • September 9 – Harry Tobias, US lyric writer (died 1994)
  • September 16 – Karol Rathaus, Austrian (Ukrainian) composer (died 1954)
  • September 22 – Herbert Janssen, German baritone (died 1965)
  • September 26 – George Raft, Hollywood actor and Broadway entertainer
  • October 11 – Jakov Gotovac, Croatian composer and conductor (died 1982)
  • October 12 – Tubby Hall, jazz drummer (died 1945)
  • October 17 – Doris Humphrey, dancer (died 1958)
  • October 29 – Harry Ruby, songwriter (died 1974)
  • November 5 – Walter Gieseking, German pianist and composer
  • November 16 – Paul Hindemith, German composer (died 1963)
  • November 28
  • José Iturbi, pianist (died 1980)
  • Jacobo Rubalcaba, Cuban musician and bandleader (died 1960)
  • November 29 – Busby Berkeley, film director, choreographer (died 1976)
  • November 30 – Johann Nepomuk David, composer (died 1977)
  • December 2 – Harriet Cohen, pianist (died 1967)
  • December 16 – Andy Razaf, composer, poet and lyricist (died 1973)
  • Deaths

  • January 10 – Benjamin Godard, composer (born 1849)
  • January 22 – Edward Solomon, pianist, conductor and composer (born 1855) (typhoid)
  • February 6 – Otto Mahler, composer (born 1873) (suicide)
  • February 16 – Fredrik August Dahlgren, songwriter (born 1816)
  • February 24 – Ignaz Lachner, conductor and composer (born 1807)
  • March 16 – Richard Corney Grain, entertainer and songwriter (born 1844) (influenza)
  • March 18 – Priscilla Horton, singer and actress (born 1818)
  • April 28 - Jean Joseph Bott, violinist and composer (born 1826)
  • May 21 – Franz von Suppé, composer (born 1819)
  • June 15 – Richard Genée, librettist and composer (born 1823)
  • June 28 – Ján Koehler, operatic baritone
  • July 13 - John Tiplady Carrodus, violinist (born 1836)
  • August 6 – George Frederick Root, US composer (born 1820)
  • August 13 – Ludwig Abel, violinist, composer and conductor (born 1834)
  • October 12 – Cecil Frances Alexander, hymn-writer (born 1818)
  • October 25 – Charles Hallé, pianist and conductor (born 1819)
  • November – Raffaele Mirate, operatic tenor (born 1815)
  • November 1 – Aleksander Zarzycki, pianist, conductor and composer (born 1834)
  • date unknown
  • Charles Albrecht, composer of the national anthem of Monaco (born 1817)
  • Basilio Basili, operatic tenor and composer (born 1804)
  • Angelique Magito, opera and concert singer (born 1809)
  • Nipper, the dog on the HMV record label (born 1884)
  • References

    1895 in music Wikipedia


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