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Year Event
1891 Leo Delibes, French composer, dies
1891 Sir Arthur Bliss, English composer, born
1891 Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1
1891 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer, born
1891 Karl Zeller: "Der Vogelhandler," Viennese operetta
1891 Rachmaninoff finishes the first version of his Piano Concerto No. 1 (revised in 1917)
1892 Robert Franz, German composer, dies
1892 Bruckner: Symphony No. 8, Vienna
1892 Leoncavallo: "I Paliacci," opera, Milan
1892 Tchaikovsky: "The Nutcracker;" ballet, St. Petersburg
1892 Dvorak becomes director of New York National Conservatory of Music
1893 Cole Porter, American composer, born
1893 Tchaikovsky dies
1893 Charles Gounod dies
1893 Dvorak: Symphony No. 5, Opus 95 ("From the New World")
1893 Sibelius: "Karelia Suite," Opus 10
1893 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 ("Pathetique"), Opus 74
1893 Engelbert Humperdinck: "Hansel und Gretel," opera, Weimar
1893 Puccini: "Manon Lescaut," opera, Turin
1893 Verdi: "Falstaff," opera, Milan
1894 Hans von Bulow, German pianist and conductor, first husband of Cosima Wagner, dies
1894 Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer, dies
1894 Sibelius: "Finlandia"
1894 Debussy: "L'Apres-midi d'un faune"
1894 Massenet: "Thais," opera, Paris
1894 Richard Strauss: "Guntram," opera, Paris
1894 Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer and pianist, dies
1895 Tchaikovsky:"Swan Lake," ballet, St. Petersburg, (first completed performance)
1895 Mahler: Symphony No. 2
1895 Richard Strauss: "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks," symphonic poem, Cologne
1895 Robert Newman arranges the first Promenade Concerts at Queen's Hall, London; conductor: Henry J. Wood
1895 Paul Hindemith, German composer, born
1895 Wilhelm Kienzl: "Der Evangelimann," opera, Berlin
1896 A. Carlos Gomez, Brazilian composer, dies
1896 Anton Bruckner dies
1896 Sidney Jones: "The Geisha," operetta, London
1896 Clara Wiek-Schumann, German Pianist, dies
1896 Edward MacDowell: "Indian Suite," on N. American Indian folk tunes
1896 Richard Strauss: "Also Sprach Zarathustra," symphonic poem, Frankfurt
1896 Puccini: "La Boheme," opera, Turin
1896 Hugo Wolf: "Der Corregidor," opera, Mannheim
1896 Giordano: "Andrea Chenier," opera, Milan
1896 The last of the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operettas, "The Grand Duke," London
1897 Johannes Brahms dies
1897 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian composer, born
1897 Gustav Mahler becomes conductor of the Vienna Opera
1897 Vincent d'Indy: "Fervaal," opera, Brussels
1898 Eduard Remenyi, Hungarian violinist, toured Germany with Brahms (52-53), dies
1898 Paul Robeson, bass singer, born
1898 Toscanini appears at La Scala, Milan
1899 Elgar: "Enigma Variations"
1899 Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor
1899 Bruckner: Symphony No.5 (posth.)
1899 Francis Poulenc, French composer, born
1899 Johann Strauss dies
1899 Karl Millocker, Viennese operetta composer, dies
1899 Richard Strauss: "Ein Heldenleben," symphonic poem, Frankfurt
1900 Sir Aurther Sullivan, English composer, dies
1900 Ernst Krenek, Austrian composer, born
1900 Sir Arthur Sullivan dies
1900 Kurt Weill, German composer, born
1900 Samuel Coleridge- Taylor: "Hiawatha"
1900 Gustave Charpentier: "Louise," opera, Paris
1900 Elgar: "Dream of Gerontius," oratorio, Birmingham
1900 Puccini: "Tosca," opera, Rome
1900 Aaron Copland, American composer, born
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