ⓘ 1893 in music

                                     

ⓘ 1893 in music

  • American sisters Patty and Mildred J. Hill publish Song Stories for the Kindergarten including "Good Morning to All", which later becomes known as "Happy Birthday to You".
  • December 16 – Antonin Dvoeaks Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" receives its premiere at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
  • December 29 – Claude Debussys String Quartet is premiered in Paris.
  • Summer – Gustav Mahlers first summer composing at his Komponierhauschen "composition hut" at Steinbach am Attersee in the Salzkammergut region of Austria.
  • August 14–15 – Americas oldest music organization, the Stoughton Musical Society performs at the Worlds Columbian Exposition.
  • February 9 – Premiere of Giuseppe Verdis final opera Falstaff in La Scala in Milan with Victor Maurel in the title role.
  • October 16–28 – In Saint Petersburg Russia, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts the first performance of his Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathetique Патетическая, nine days before his death attributed to cholera. The second performance takes place 21 days later at a memorial concert conducted by Eduard Napravnik, incorporating minor revisions. Tchaikovsky wrote it between February and the end of August at Klin.
                                     

1. Published popular music

Selected compositions words/music indicated by "w.m.":

  • "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder" w.m. James M. Black
  • "Zacatecas" by Genaro Codina
  • "The Cat Came Back" w.m. Henry S. Miller
  • "The Liberty Bell" by John Philip Sousa
  • "The Fatal Wedding" w. W. H. Windom m. Gussie L. Davis
  • "Two Little Girls in Blue" w.m. Charles Graham
  • "Private Tommy Atkins" w. Henry Hamilton m. S. Potter
  • "Marguerite" by Charles A. White
  • "Say Au Revoir, But Not Good-Bye" by Harry Kennedy
  • "Do My Huckleberry Do" w. Harry Dillon m. John Dillon the Dillon Brothers
  • "The Volunteer Organist" w. William G. Gray m. Henry Lamb
  • "I Long to See The Girl I Left Behind" w.m. John T. Kelly
  • "Oh! Mr Porter" w. Thomas Le Brunn m. George Le Brunn
  • "Cant Lose Me, Charlie" w.m. Harry S. Miller
  • "Sweet Marie" w. Cy Warman m. Raymond Moore
  • "December And May" w. Edward Marks m. William Lorraine
  • "Mamie, Come Kiss Your Honey" w.m. May Irwin
  • "Good Morning to All" w. Patty Smith Hill m. Mildred J. Hill
  • "They All Take After Me" w. T. W. Connor m. Harry Randall
                                     

2. Recorded popular music

  • "Parody On "After the Ball" – George H. Diamond
  • "After the Fair Parody" – George H. Diamond
  • "Why Should I Keep From Whistling?" – John York AtLee & Fred Gaisberg
  • "Marriage Bells" – Vess Ossman
  • "Down On The Farm" – Edward Clarance
  • "Blind Tom" – Brilliant Quartette
  • "When Summer Comes Again" – George H. Diamond
  • "Loves Sweet Honor" – Vess Ossman
  • "Lovely Woman" – Al Reeves
  • "The Cat Came Back" – George H. Diamond
  • "After the Ball song" – George J. Gaskin
  • "Pat Brady and the World Fair at Chicago" – Dan Kelly
  • "High School Cadets" – Vess Ossman
  • "The Commodore Song" – Edward M. Favor
  • "The Kings Song" – Edward M. Favor
  • "Darkie Tickle" – Vess Ossman
  • "Daisy Bell" – Dan W. Quinn
  • "The Washington Post march" – Vess Ossman
  • "The Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo” - George H. Diamond
  • "Cocoanut Dance" – Vess Ossman
  • "Chinese Picnic" – Vess Ossman
  • "O Promise Me" – George J. Gaskin
                                     

3. Classical music

  • Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Amy Beach – Gaelic Symphony
  • Four Pieces for Piano, Op. 119
  • Edward German – Symphony in A minor, "Norwich"
  • Josef Suk – Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor
  • Jean Sibelius – Lemminkainen Suite
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony no. 6 in B minor, "Pathetique"
  • Claude Debussy - String Quartet in G minor
  • Johan Halvorsen – Entry of the Boyars
  • Antonin Dvoeak – Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff – Fantaisie-Tableaux, for two pianos, Op. 5
                                     

4. Opera

  • Isidore de Lara – Amy Robsart
  • Granville Bantock – Caedmar
  • Emile Pessard
  • Engelbert Humperdinck – Hansel und Gretel
  • Une nuit de Noel premiered at the Ambigu, Paris
  • Julius Bechgaard – Frode premiered on May 11 in Copenhagen
  • Mamzelle Carabin premiered on November 3 at the Theatre des Bouffes Parisiens, Salle Choiseul, Paris
  • Giuseppe Verdi – Falstaff
  • Giacomo Puccini – Manon Lescaut
  • Camille Saint-Saens – Phryne
                                     

5. Musical theater

  • A Gaiety Girl London production opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre on October 14 and ran for 413 performances
  • Little Christopher Columbus London production opened at the Lyric Theatre on October 10 and ran for 279 performances
  • A Trip To Chinatown Broadway production
  • Morocco Bound music Frank Osmond Carr lyrics: Adrian Ross London production opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on April 13 and transferred to the Trafalgar Square Theatre on January 8, 1894, for a total run of 295 performances.
  • Jane Annie London production opened at the Savoy Theatre on May 13 and ran for 50 performances
  • Utopia Limited London production opened at the Savoy Theatre on October 7 and ran for 245 performances
                                     

6. Births

  • February 10 – Jimmy Durante, American comedian and singer died 1980
  • June 26 – Big Bill Broonzy, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist died 1958
  • February 15 – Walter Donaldson, American songwriter died 1947
  • February 21 – Andres Segovia, Spanish classical guitarist died 1987
  • April 16 – Federico Mompou, Spanish classical composer died 1987
  • April 2 – Sergei Protopopov, Russian composer and music theorist died 1954
  • August 22 – Dorothy Parker, American writer, poet and lyricist died 1953
  • August 21 – Lili Boulanger, French composer died 1918
  • November 8 – Clarence Williams, American jazz pianist, composer, promoter, vocalist, theatrical producer and publisher died 1965
  • September 24 – Blind Lemon Jefferson, blues musician died 1929
  • October 1 – Cliff Friend, American Tin Pan Alley songwriter died 1974
  • September 13 – Larry Shields, American Dixieland jazz clarinetist died 1953
  • July 28 – Rued Langgaard, Danish composer and organist died 1952
  • December 24 – Harry Warren, born Salvatore Antonio Guaragna, American film songwriter died 1981
  • June 28 – Luciano Gallet, Brazilian composer, pianist and conductor died 1931
  • July 3 – Mississippi John Hurt, American country blues singer and guitarist died 1966


                                     

7. Deaths

  • January 18 – Julius Eichberg, composer b. 1824
  • August 31 – Sir William Cusins, instrumentalist, conductor and composer; Master of the Queens Music b. 1833
  • June 25 – Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer b. 1810
  • June 10 – Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel b. 1843
  • July 16 – Antonio Ghislanzoni, librettist b. 1824
  • February 13 – George Lichtenstein, pianist and music teacher b. 1827
  • October 16 – Carlo Pedrotti, conductor and composer b. 1817
  • September 13 – Carl Ludvig Gerlach, opera singer and composer
  • October 18 – Charles Gounod, composer b. 1818
  • November 6 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composer b. 1840
  • August 7 – Alfredo Catalani, composer b. 1854
  • date unknown – Felix Battanchon, cellist b. 1814
  • September 8 – Michel Lentz, lyricist of the national anthem of Luxembourg b. 1820
  • May 25 – Johann Rufinatscha, composer and music teacher b. 1812