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Year Event
1881 Henri Vieuxtemps, French violinist and composer, dies
1881 Bela Bartok, Hungarian composer, born
1881 Brahms: "Academic Festival Overture," Opus 80, Breslau
1881 Modest Mussorgsky, Russian composer dies
1881 Offenbach: "Les Contes d'Hoffman," Post. opera, Paris
1882 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer, born
1882 Millocker: "Der Bettelstudent," operetta, Vienna
1882 Tchaichovsky: "1812 Overture"
1882 Gounod: "The Redemption," oratorio, Birmingham
1882 Rimsky-Korsakov:" The Snow Maiden," opera, St Petersburg
1882 Gilbert and Sullivan: " Iolanthe," London
1882 Wagner: "Parsifal," Bayreuth
1882 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra founded
1882 Debussy: "Le Printemps," orchestral suite
1883 Robert Volkmann, German composer, dies
1883 Chabrier: "Espana, " rhapsody
1883 Metropolitan Opera House, New York, opened
1883 Royal College of Music, London, founded
1883 Delibes: "Lakme," opera, Paris
1883 Richard Wagner, German opera composer, dies
1883 Friedrich von Flotow, German composer, dies
1883 Anton von Webern, Austrian composer, born
1884 Bedrich Smetana, Czech composer, dies
1884 Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Opus 90
1884 Bruckner: Symphony No. 7, Leipzig
1884 Cesar Franck: "Les Djinns," symphonic poem
1884 Massenet: "Manonm" opera, Paris
1884 C.V. Stanford: "Savonarola," opera, Hamburg
1884 Gustav Mahler: "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen"
1884 Vicktor Nessler: "Der Trompeter von Sackingen," opera, Leipzig
1885 Leopold Damrosch, German- American comductor, dies
1885 Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Opus 98
1885 Cesar Franck: "Symphonie Variations"
1885 Gilbert and Sullivan: "The Mikado," London
1885 Alan Berg, Austrian composer, born
1885 Anna Pavlova, Russian ballet dancer, born
1885 Strauss: " The Gypsy Baron," operetta, Vienna
1886 Franz Liszt, Hungarian composer, dies
1886 Wilhelm Furtwangler, German conductor, born
1886 Charles Mustel of Paris invents the celesta
1887 Aleksandr Borodin, Russian composer, dies
1887 Sir John Stainer: "The Crucifixion," oratorio
1887 Chabrier: "Le Roi malgre lui," opera, Paris
1887 Richard Strauss: "Aus Italien," tone poems, Munich
1887 Verdi: "Otello," opera, Milan
1887 Gilbert and Sullivan: " Ruddigore," London
1887 Ignace Paderewski gives his first recital in Vienna
1887 Bruckner: "Te Deum"
1888 Gilbert and Sullivan: "The Yeoman of the Guard,"London
1888 irving Berlin, American composer, born
1888 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, St. Petersburg
1888 Rimsky-Korsakov: "Sheherazade," opus 35, symphonic suite, St. Petersburg
1888 Gustav Mahler becomes musical director of the Budapest Opera
1889 Cesar Franck: Symphony in D Major
1889 Richard Strauss: "Don Juan," symphonic poem, Weimar
1889 Gilbert and Sullivan: "The Gondoliers," London
1890 Cesar Franck dies
1890 Bruckner: Symphonies No. 3 and 4 last versions
1890 Richard Strauss: "Toid und Verklarung"
1890 Borodin: "Prince Igor," opera, St. Petersburg, (posth.)
1890 Pietro Mascagni: "Cavalleria Rusticana," opera, Rome
1890 Tchaikovsky:"Quenn of Spades," opera, St. Petersburg
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