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Year Event
1901 Richard Strauss: "Feuersnot,"opera, Dresden
1901 Stanford: " Much Ado about Nothing," opera, London
1901 Dvorak: "Rusalk,"opera, Prague
1901 Elgar: "Cockaigne," overture, Opus 40
1901 Ravel: "Jeux d'eau"
1901 Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
1901 Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (posth.)
1901 Verdi dies
1901 Edmund Rubbra, English composer, born
1901 Werner Egk, German composer, born
1901 Tenor Leo Slezak joins the Vienna Opera
1901 Ragtime starts to become a distinct form in US
1901 Wigmore Hall, London, opened
1902 Elgar composes the first of "Pomp and Circumstance" marches (last in 1930)
1902 Debussy: "Pelleas et Melisande," opera, Paris
1902 Edward German: "Merrie England," operetta, London
1902 Fredrick Delius: "Appalachia"
1902 William Walton, English composer born
1902 Leo Blech: "Das War Ich," comic opera, Dresden
1902 Lehar: "Der Rastelbinder," operetta, Vienna
1902 Massenet: "Le Jongleur de Notre Dame," opera, Monte Carlo
1902 Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
1902 Enrico Caruso makes his first phonograph recording
1903 Delius: "Sea Drift"
1903 Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, Vienna (posth.)
1903 Oscar Hammerstein builds the Manhatten Opera House, New York
1903 Hugo Wolf dies
1903 Lennox Berkeley, English composer, born
1903 Edmund Eysler: "Bruder Straubinger," operetta, Vienna
1903 Boris Blacher, German composer, born
1903 Juan Manen: "Giovanna di Napoli," Spanish opera
1903 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: "Le Donne curiose," opera, Munich
1903 D'Albert: "Tiefland," opera, Prague
1903 Elgar: "The Apostles," oratorio, Birmingham
1903 First recording of an opera: Verdi's "Ernani"
1904 G.M. Balanchine and Anton Dolin, choreographers, born
1904 Anton Dvorak dies
1904 Delius: "Koanga," opera, Elberfeld
1904 Puccini: "Madame Butterfly," opera, Milan
1904 Richard Strauss: "Sinfonia Domestica," New York
1904 Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian composer, born
1904 First transmission of music at Graz, Austria
1904 London Symphony Orchestra gives its first concert
1904 Victor Herbert: "Mille. Modeste," operetta, New York
1904 Leos Janacek: "Jenufa," opera, Brno
1905 Theodore Thomas, German American conductor, dies
1905 Serge Lifar, Russian choreographer, born
1905 Michael Tippett, English composer, born
1905 Debussy: "Le Mer," Paris
1905 Franz Lehar: "The Merry Widow," operetta, Vienna
1905 Richard Strauss: " Salome," opera, Dresden
1905 "Zenobia," by L.A. Coerne becomes the first American opera to be produced in Europe (Bremen)
1905 Albert Schweitzer: "J.S. Bach"
1905 Sir Thomas Beecham makes his debut as conductor in London
1905 Victor Herbert: "The Red Mill," operetta, New York
1906 John K. Paine, American musicologist and music teacher, dies
1906 Massenet: "Ariane," opera, Paris
1906 Ethel Smith: "The Wreckers," opera, Leipzig
1906 Mozart Festival begins in Salzburg
1906 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer, born
1906 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: "I quattro rusteghi"("The School for Fathers"), comic opera, Munich
1906 Max von Schillings: "Moloch," opera, Dresden
1906 Elgar: "The Kingdom," oratorio, Birmingham
1906 Geraldine Farrar makes American debut
1906 First program of voice and music broadcast in the US by R.A. Fessenden
1907 Joseph Joachim, German violinist, dies
1907 Edvard Grieg dies
1907 Delius: "A Village Romeo and Juliet," opera, Berlin
1907 Paul Cukas: "Ariane et Barbe bleue," opera, Paris
1907 Oscar Straus: "A Waltz Dream," operetta, Vienna
1907 Leo Fall: "The Dollar Princess," operetta, Vienna
1907 Franz Lehar: "The Merry Widow," opera, New York
1907 Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major ("The Symphony of a Thousand")
1907 The first "Ziegfeld Follies," staged in New York
1908 James Rider Randall, American song writer ("Maryland, My Maryland") dies
1908 Bela Bartok: String Quartet No. 1
1908 Elgar: Symphony No.1 in A-flat, Opus 55
1908 Rimsky-Korsakov dies
1908 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor, born
1908 Eleven year old, E.W. Korngold writes his first stage work, the ballet "The Snowman" (first produced in 1910)
1908 Oliver Messiaen, French composer, born
1908 Sarasate, Spanish violinist, dies
1908 Oscar Straus: "The Chocolate Soldier," operetta, Vienna
1908 Leo Fall: "The Girl in the Train," operetta, Vienna
1909 Robert Helpmann, British-Australian ballet dancer and choreographer, born
1909 Delius: "A Mass for Life"
1909 Richard Strauss: "Elektra," opera, Dresden
1909 Rimsky-Korsakov: " The Golden Cockerel" (posth.)
1909 Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9
1909 R. Vaughan Williams: "Fantasia on a Theme of Tallis"
1909 Sergei Diaghilev presents his "Ballet Russe" for the first time in Paris
1909 Arnold Schonberg: "Three Piano Pieces," Opus 11
1909 Wolf-Ferrari: "Il Segreto di Susanna," comic opera, Munich
1909 Franz Lehar: "The Count of Luxemburg,"operetta, Vienna
1910 Mily Balakirev, Russian compose, founder of the "Great Five" group, dies
1910 Franz Xaver Haberl, German musical scholar, dies
1910 Elgar: Concerto for Violin in B Minor, Opus 61, London
1910 Puccini: "La Fanciulla de West," ("The Girl of the Golden West"), opera, New York
1910 R. Vaughan Williams: "Sea Symphony"
1910 Stravinsky: "The Firebird," ballet, Paris
1910 Thomas Beecham's first opera season at Covent Garden, London
1910 Alban Berg: "String Quartet," Opus 3
1910 Busoni: "Fantasia Contrpuntistica" for orchestra
1910 Jean Gilbert: "Die keusche Susanne," operetta
1910 Massenet: "Don Quichotte," opera, Monte Carlo
1910 The South American tango gains immense popularity in Europe and the US
1910 Franz Lehar: "Gypsy Love," operetta, Vienna
1910 Victor Herbert: "Naughty Marietta," American operetta, New York


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