World Premieres: The 1800s

George W. Chadwick and Georg Henschel were the conductors of many world premieres of the 1880s, beginning with the BSO's first, both composed and conducted by Henschel, Hymne au Createur.

The 1890s featured new works by female composers such as Amy Beach's Symphony in E minor Gaelic, and Margaret Ruthven Lang's Dramatic Overture and Armida, Op. 24.

World Premieres: 1880

Composer Title of Work First Performance
Henschel, Georg Hymne au Createur November 4, 1881
Georg Henschel, conductor
Henschel, Georg Concerto for Piano in E flat December 1, 1882
Georg Henschel, conductor
Chadwick, George W. Thalia, Overture to an Imaginary Comedy, Op. 10 January 12, 1883
George W. Chadwick, conductor
Henschel, Georg Ballad for Violin February 21, 1884
31George Henschel, conductor
Chadwick, George W. Scherzo in F March 7, 1884
George Henschel, conductor
Whiting, Arthur Concert Overture, Op. 3 February 5, 1886
Arthur Whiting, conductor
Gericke, Wilhelm Three Movements from a Serenade for Strings March 12, 1886
Wilhelm Gericke, conductor
Chadwick, George W. Symphony No. 2, Op. 21 in B flat December 10, 1886
George W. Chadwick, conductor
Foote, Arthur In the Mountains Overture February 4, 1887
Wilhelm Gericke, conductor
Chadwick, George W. Melpomene December 23, 1887
Wilhelm Gericke, conductor



World Premieres: 1890

Whiting, Arthur Suite for strings and 4 horns March 13, 1891
Arthur Nikisch, conductor
Loeffler, Charles M. Les Veillees de L'Ukraine, Suite for violin and orchestra November 20, 1891
Arthur Nikisch, conductor
Chadwick, George W. A Pastoral Prelude January 29, 1892
Arthur Nikisch, conductor
Lang, Margaret Ruthven Dramatic Overture April 7, 1893
Arthur Nikisch, conductor
Loeffler, Charles M. Fantastic concerto for violoncello February 2, 1894
Emil Paur, conductor
Chadwick, George W. Symphony No. 3 in F October 19, 1894
Emil Paur, conductor
Huss, Henry Holden Concerto for Piano in B December 28, 1894
Emil Paur, conductor
Loeffler, Charles M. Divertimento in A minor for violin and orchestra January 4, 1895
Emil Paur, conductor
Strube, Gustav Overture to Schiller's Maid of Orleans in F, Op. 8 February 15, 1895
Emil Paur, conductor
Parker, Horatio Cahal Moor of the Wine-Red Hand March 29, 1895
Emil Paur, conductor
Lang, Margaret Ruthven Armida, Op. 24 January 10, 1896
Emil Paur, conductor
MacDowell, Edward Suite No. 2 in E minor, Indian, Op. 48 January 23, 1896
Emil Paur, conductor
Foote, Arthur Suite in D minor, Op. 36 March 6, 1896
Emil Paur, conductor
Beach, Amy Gaelic, Op. 32 October 30, 1896
Emil Paur, conductor
Loeffler, Charles M. The Death of Tintagiles January 7, 1897
Emil Paur, conductor
Converse, Frederick Symphony in D minor, Op. 7 (first movement) January 13, 1899
Wilhelm Gericke, conductor