1894 in music:


  • The Enthusiast Polka U.S. Marine Band
  • Blind Tom Brilliant Quartette
  • The Melon Patch Schottische Foh's 23rd Regiment Band of New York
  • Selections From Il Trovatore Foh's 23rd Regiment Band of New York
  • Boston Belles Polka Cornet Duet
  • Daisy Bell Edward M. Favor


  • In Vienna, at the Theater an der Wien, the premiere of the operetta Der Ober scaffold by Karl Zeller
  • Antonin Dvořák writes the American suite Opus 98b
  • The Finnish composer Jean Sibelius composes Spring song, op. 16
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff composes Caprice Bohémien, op. 12
  • Claude Debussy composes Prélude à l ' Après-midi d'un faune
  • Jules Massenet writes the opera Thaïs
  • 4 January: first performance of Symphony No. 1 by Christian Sinding.
  • 9 January: first performance of Passacaglia for violin and viola by Johan Halvorsen
  • 7 March and 9 March: performance of Midtsommer by Bernt Lie with musical introduction of Halvorsen
  • 17 may: three implementation of the Konsert-caprice about Norske melo animal of and by Halvorsen
  • 21 June: first performance of Korsholm by Armas Järnefelt
  • 24 november: first performance of Four Norwegian folk songs for women's choir of Halvorsen; the work has been lost.

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