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1896 in music

Events

  • February 1 - Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème receives its première at the Teatro Regio in Turin.
  • March 18 - Danish composer Carl Nielsen conducts a performance of his First Symphony in Dresden; the event marks the beginning of his international success.
  • March 19 - Leo Stern is soloist in the première of Dvořák's Cello Concerto, in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191, at the Queen's Hall in London.
  • December 27 - Formal première of Ernest Chausson's Poème for violin and orchestra, Op. 25, with Eugène Ysaÿe as soloist, at Nancy, France.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck is created a professor of music by the Kaiser.
  • Gabriel Fauré takes over from Théodore Dubois as organist of the church of La Madeleine, Paris.
  • In Moscow, Mariya Kerzina and her husband Arkadiy Kerzin form the Circle of Russian Music Lovers, a performance society.
  • Published popular music

  • "All Coons Look Alike To Me"     w.m. Ernest Hogan
  • "Årstiderna"     w.m. Alice Tegnér
  • "The Amorous Goldfish"     w. Harry Greenbank m. Sidney Jones
  • "Chin, Chin, Chinaman"     w. Harry Greenbank m. Sidney Jones
  • "El Capitan March"     m. John Philip Sousa
  • "Eli Green's Cakewalk"     w.m. David Reed & Sadie Koninsky
  • "Elsie From Chelsea"     w.m. Harry Dacre
  • "Going For A Pardon"     w. James Thornton & Clara Havenschild m. James Thornton
  • "Happy Days In Dixie"     m. Kerry Mills
  • "Hot Tamale Alley" by George M. Cohan
  • "A Hot Time In The Old Town"     w. Joseph Hayden m. Theodore A. Metz
  • "I Love You In The Same Old Way - Darling Sue"     w. Walter H. Ford m. John Walter Bratton
  • "In The Baggage Coach Ahead"     w.m. Gussie L. Davis
  • "A Jovial Monk Am I"     w. (Eng) Arthur Sturgess m. Edmond Audran
  • "Kentucky Babe"     w. Richard Henry Buck m. Adam Geibel
  • "Laugh And The World Laughs With You"     w. Ella Wheeler Wilcox m. Louis Gottschalk
  • "Love Makes The World Go 'Round"     w. Clyde Fitch m. arr. William Furst
  • "Mister Johnson, Turn Me Loose"     w.m. Ben Harney
  • "Mother Was A Lady"     w. Edward B. Marks m. Joseph W. Stern
  • "Musetta's Waltz Song"     m. Giacomo Puccini
  • "My Gal Is A High Born Lady"     w.m. Barney Fagan arr. Gustave Luders
  • "Remus Takes the Cake" by J. H. Ellis
  • "The Saint Louis Cyclone" by Ren Shields & George Evans
  • "Sambo at the Cakewalk" by Alfred E. Marks
  • "Stars & Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa
  • "Sweet Rosie O'Grady" w.m. Maude Nugent
  • "To A Wild Rose"     m. Edward MacDowell
  • "Warmest Baby in the Bunch" by George M. Cohan
  • "When the Saints Are Marching In"     w. Katharine E. Purvis m. James M. Black
  • Recorded popular music

  • "All Coons Look Alike To Me" (w.m. Ernest Hogan)
    - Dan W. Quinn on Edison Records
  • "The Amorous Goldfish" (w. Harry Greenbank m. Sidney Jones)
    - Dan W. Quinn on Edison Records
  • "And Her Golden Hair Was Hanging Down Her Back" (w. Monroe H. Rosenfeld m. Felix McGlennon)
    - Maud Foster on Berliner Records
  • "Annie Laurie" (w. William Douglas m. Lady John Douglas Scott)
    - George J. Gaskin on Edison
    - Edison Male Quartette on Edison
  • "Auld Lang Syne" (w. adapted Robert Burns)
    - Edison Male Quartette on Edison
  • "The Band Played On" (w. John F. Palmer m. Charles B. Ward)
    - Dan W. Quinn on Columbia records and Berliner
  • "The Belle Of Avenoo A" (w.m. Safford Waters)
    - Dan W. Quinn on Berliner
  • "Ben Bolt" (w. Thomas Dunn English m. Nelson Kneass)
    - George J. Gaskin on Berliner
  • "The Blue Danube" (m. Johann Strauss)
    - Edison Grand Concert Band on Edison
  • "Chin, Chin, Chinaman" (w. Harry Greenbank m. Sidney Jones)
    - Dan W. Quinn on Edison
  • "La Donna è Mobile" (w. Francesco Piave m. Giuseppe Verdi)
    - Ferruccio Giannini on Berliner
  • "Don't You Hear Dem Bells?" (w.m. D. S. McCosh)
    - Brilliant Quartet on Berliner
  • "Down In Poverty Row" (w. Gussie L. Davis m. Arthur Trevelyan)
    - Dan W. Quinn on Berliner
    - George J. Gaskin on Edison
  • "Elsie From Chelsea" (w.m. Harry Dacre)
    - Dan W. Quinn on Edison
  • "Funiculì, Funiculà" (w. G. Turco m. Luigi Denza)
    - Ferruccio Giannini on Berliner
  • "The Future Mrs 'Awkins" (w.m. Albert Chevalier)
    - George J. Gaskin on Berliner
  • "The Gladiators" (m. John Philip Sousa)
    - Edison Grand Concert Band on Edison
  • "Hallelujah Chorus" (w. Charles Jennes m. George Frideric Handel)
    - Edison Grand Concert Band on Edison
  • "The Holy City" (w. Frederick Edward Weatherly m. Stephen Adams)
    - Ferruccio Giannini on Berliner
  • "Home Sweet Home" (w. John Howard Payne m. Sir Henry Rowley Bishop)
    - George J. Gaskin on Edison
  • "The Honeymoon" (m. George Rosey)
    - Edison Grand Concert Band on Edison
  • "I Don't Want To Play In Your Yard" (w. Philip Wingate m. Henry W. Petrie)
    - George J. Gaskin on Berliner
    - Maud Foster on Berliner
  • "In The Baggage Coach Ahead" (w.m. Gussie L. Davis)
    - George J. Gaskin on Edison
    - Dan W. Quinn
  • "I'se Gwine Back To Dixie" (w.m. C. A. White)
    - Brilliant Quartet on Berliner
  • "I've Been Hoodoed"
    - Dan W. Quinn on Berliner
  • "Just Tell Them That You Saw Me" (w.m. Paul Dresser)
    - George J. Gaskin on Berliner
    - Dan W. Quinn on Berliner
  • "Kathleen" (w.m. Helene Mora)
    - George J. Gaskin on Edison
  • "Kathleen Mavourneen" (w. Annie Crawford (Barry) m. Frederick William Nichols Crouch)
    - George J. Gaskin on Berliner
  • "King Cotton March" (m. John Philip Sousa)
    - Edison Grand Concert Band on Edison
  • "Listen to the Mocking Bird" (w. Alice Hawthorne m. Richard Milburn)
    - whistling Billy Golden on Edison
  • "The Lost Chord" (w. Adelaide Anne Procter m. Sir Arthur Sullivan)
    - Edison Grand Concert Band on Edison
  • "Marching Through Georgia" (w.m. Henry Clay Work)
    - George J. Gaskin on Berliner
  • "La Marseillaise" (w.m. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle)
    - Ferruccio Giannini on Berliner
  • "McKinley is our Man"
    - Dan W. Quinn on U.S. Phonograph Records
  • "My Angeline" (w. Harry B. Smith m. Victor Herbert)
    - Frank Daniels on Berliner
  • "My Best Girl's A New Yorker" (w.m. John Stromberg)
    - Dan W. Quinn on Berliner
  • "My Gal Is A High Born Lady" (w.m. Barney Fagan arr. Gustave Luders)
    - George J. Gaskin on Edison
    - Dan W. Quinn on Berliner
  • "My Pearl Is A Bowery Girl" (w. William Jerome m. Andrew Mack)
    - George J. Gaskin on Berliner
  • "Nearer, My God, To Thee" (w. Sarah F. Adams m. Lowell Mason)
    - J. W. Myers on Berliner
    - Len Spencer & Roger Harding on Columbia
  • "Onward, Christian Soldiers" (w. Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould m. Sir Arthur Sullivan)
    - J. W. Myers on Berliner
  • "The Palms" (Jean-Baptiste Faure)
    - Ferruccio Giannini on Berliner
  • "La Paloma" (w. anon m. Sebastian Yradier)
    - Ferruccio Giannini on Berliner
  • "Private Tommy Atkins" (w. Henry Hamilton m. S. Potter)
    - George J. Gaskin on Berliner
  • "Put Me Off at Buffalo" (Dillon Brothers, w. Harry Dillon m. John Dillon)
    - Dan W. Quinn on Berliner
  • "Rock Of Ages" (w. Augustus Montague Toplady m. Thomas Hasting)
    - J. W. Myers on Berliner
  • "'Round His Bed I'm Goin' To Creep" ()
    - Len Spencer on Columbia
  • "Sally In Our Alley" (w. Henry Carey m. trad)
    - Edison Male Quartette on Edison
    - George J. Gaskin on Berliner
  • "She Is More To Be Pitied Than Censured" (w.m. William B. Gray)
    - Steve Porter on Columbia
  • "She May Have Seen Better Days" (w.m. James Thornton)
    - Dan W. Quinn on Berliner
  • "The Sidewalks Of New York" (w.m. Charles B. Lawlor & James W. Blake)
    - George J. Gaskin on Edison and on Berliner
  • "The Streets Of Cairo" (w.m. James Thornton)
    - Dan W. Quinn on Berliner
  • "The Sunshine Of Paradise Alley" (w. Walter H. Ford m. John Walter Bratton)
    - George J. Gaskin on Berliner
  • "Tenting On The Old Camp Ground" (w.m. Walter Kittredge)
    - George J. Gaskin on Berliner
  • "Then You'll Remember Me" (w. Alfred Bunn m. Michael William Balfe)
    - Ferruccio Giannini on Berliner
  • "There's Only One Girl In the World For Me" (w.m. Dave Marion)
    - J. W. Myers on Berliner
  • "They Are The Best Friends Of All"
    - Helene Mora on US Phonograph Records
  • "Toreador Song" (w. Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy m. Georges Bizet)
    - J. W. Myers on Berliner
  • "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" (w.m. George Frederick Root)
    - George J. Gaskin on Berliner
  • "Trilby Song"
    - Maurice Farkoa with piano Frank Lambert on Berliner
  • "Watchman Tell Us Of The Night" (Bowring, Mason)
    - J. W. Myers on Berliner
  • "'Way Down Yonder In The Cornfield"
    - Columbia Quartette on Columbia
  • "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" (w.m. Louis Lambert)
    - George J. Gaskin on Berliner
  • "Where Is My Wandering Boy, Tonight?" (w.m. Rev. R. Lowry)
    - J. W. Myers on Berliner
  • "Wot Cher!" (w. Albert Chevalier m. Charles Ingle)
    - George J. Gaskin on Berliner
  • Classical music

  • Eyvind Alnæs - Symphony no 1
  • Amy Beach
  • Symphony in E minor Gaelic
  • Violin sonata
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Vier ernste Gesänge
  • Eleven Chorale Preludes for organ
  • Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 (finished three movements, sketches of finale)
  • Ernest Chausson - Poème for violin and orchestra
  • Antonín Dvořák
  • The Water Goblin
  • The Noon-Day Witch (and two other "Erben tone-poems", given their premiere later in the year in London)
  • Quartet in A-flat major op. 105
  • Gustav Holst - Quintet for piano and winds
  • Vincent d'Indy - Istar
  • Charles Ives - String Quartet no. 1, From the Salvation Army
  • Edward MacDowell - Woodland Sketches
  • Albéric Magnard - Symphony No. 3 Opus 11 (1895–96)
  • Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 3 (Mahler) completed
  • Hans Pfitzner - Piano Trio in F Opus 8
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 1 (1895–96)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Piano Concerto No. 5 (Egyptian)
  • Violin Sonata No. 2
  • Alexander Scriabin
  • 24 Preludes for Piano, Op. 11
  • 5 Preludes for Piano, Op. 15
  • Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor, Op. 20
  • Jean Sibelius - Coronation Cantata
  • Richard Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
  • Francisco Tárrega - Recuerdos de la Alhambra
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky
  • String Quartet No. 1
  • Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
  • Opera

  • August Enna - Aucassin og Nicolette
  • Gialdino Gialdini - La Pupilla premiered October 23 at the Societá Filarmonica Drammatica, Trieste
  • Umberto Giordano - Andrea Chénier
  • Paul Juon - Aleko
  • Ruggiero Leoncavallo - Chatterton
  • Friedrich Lux - The Duchess of Athens
  • Giacomo Puccini - La Bohème
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Sadko
  • Hugo Wolf - Der Corregidor
  • Musical theater

  • The Art Of Maryland     Broadway production
  • El Capitan     Broadway production
  • The Circus Girl     London production
  • The Gay Parisienne     London production
  • The Geisha     London production
  • The Geisha     Broadway production
  • The Girl From Paris     London production
  • The Grand Duke     London production
  • Births

  • January 20 - Elmer Diktonius, poet and composer (d. 1961)
  • January 25 - Florence Mills, cabaret and jazz performer (d. 1927)
  • January 28 - Elsie Carlisle, English singer (d. 1977)
  • February 3 - Kid Thomas Valentine, jazz trumpeter (d. 1987)
  • February 22 - Nacio Herb Brown, US songwriter (d. 1964)
  • March 1 - Dimitris Mitropoulos, pianist, conductor and composer (d. 1960)
  • April 10 - Edith Day, US actress, singer and dancer (d. 1971)
  • April 30 - Reverend Gary Davis (d. 1972)
  • June 20 - Wilfrid Pelletier, conductor (d. 1982)
  • August 2 - Lorenzo Herrera, singer and composer (d. 1960)
  • August 15 - Léon Theremin, Russian inventor of the musical instrument named after him (d. 1993)
  • September 2 - Amanda Randolph, actress and singer (d. 1967)
  • September 8 - Howard Dietz, lyricist (d. 1983)
  • September 10 - Adele Astaire, US dancer and singer (d. 1981)
  • September 15 - Bert Ambrose, English bandleader and violinist
  • September 25 - Roberto Gerhard, composer (d. 1970)
  • October 7 - Phil Ohman, US bandleader (d. 1954)
  • October 18 - Friedrich Hollaender, composer (d. 1976)
  • October 28 - Howard Hanson, composer (d. 1981)
  • October 31 - Ethel Waters, singer (d. 1977)
  • November 23 - Ruth Etting, US singer (d. 1978)
  • November 25 - Virgil Thomson, composer and critic (d. 1989)
  • December 6 - Ira Gershwin, lyricist (d. 1983)
  • December 12 - Jenö Ádám, conductor, composer and music teacher (d. 1982)
  • December 21 - Leroy Robertson, composer and music teacher (d. 1971)
  • December 28 - Roger Sessions, composer (d. 1985)
  • Deaths

  • January 28 - Sir Joseph Barnby, conductor and composer (b. 1838)
  • February 5 - Henry David Leslie, conductor and composer (b. 1822)
  • February 12 - Ambroise Thomas, composer (b. 1811)
  • February 13 - Carl Martin Reinthaler, organist, conductor and composer (b. 1822)
  • March 5 - Hiromori Hayashi, composer (b. 1831)
  • April 12 - Alexander Ritter, composer and violinist (b. 1833)
  • May 12 - Juan Morel Campos, danza composer (b. 1857)
  • May 20 - Clara Schumann, Austrian composer (b. 1819)
  • June 7 - Pavlos Carrer, composer (b. 1829)
  • June 22 - Sir Augustus Harris, librettist and impresario (b. 1852)
  • June 28 - Jenny Hill, music hall performer (b. 1848; tuberculosis)
  • July 14 - Luther Whiting Mason, music educator (b. 1818)
  • July 17 - Alfred Novello, music publisher (b. 1810)
  • July 26 - Théodore Salomé, organist and composer (b. 1834)
  • August 1 - Wilhelm Herman Barth, violinist, composer and music theorist (b. 1813)
  • August 18 - Frederick Crouch, cellist and composer (b. 1808)
  • September 16 - Antônio Carlos Gomes, composer (b. 1836)
  • September 22 - Katharina Klafsky, Wagnerian soprano (b. 1855)
  • September 23 - Gilbert Duprez, operatic tenor (b. 1806)
  • October 11 - Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (b. 1824)
  • October 17 - Henry Eugene Abbey, theatre manager (b. 1846)
  • November 25 - Spyridon Xyndas, composer (b. 1812)
  • December 3 - László Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel
  • December 17 - Richard Pohl, writer, critic and composer (b. 1826)
  • date unknown
  • Gopalakrishna Bharathi, poet and Carnatic music composer (b. 1811)
  • Kurmangazy, Khazakh musician and composer (b. 1823)
  • Luigia Abbadia, operatic mezzo-soprano (b. 1821)
  • References

    1896 in music Wikipedia


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