On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1728 George Frideric Handel's opera "Siroe, re di Persia" premieres in London
  • 1819 1st public performance of a Franz Schubert's song "Schäfers Klageleid"
  • 1862 Opera "La Reine de Saba" premieres in Paris
  • 1902 Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1904 Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
  • 1925 "Tea For Two" by Marion Harris hits #1
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1616 Kaspar Förster, German composer, born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1673)
  • 1747 Justin Morgan, composer
  • 1854 Juliusz Zarebski, composer
  • 1857 Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer
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Deaths in Music

  • 1609 Paul Sartorius, composer, dies at 39
  • 1737 Hercule Brehy, Flemish composer and organist, dies at 63
  • 1796 Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, composer, dies at 56
  • 1876 Charles Edward Horsley, composer, dies at 53
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Divorces in Music

  • 1998 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (31) divorces Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (35) after 3 years of marriage