On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1927 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1927 Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem
  • 1928 Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn's musical "Whoopee" premieres in NYC
  • 1931 "Frankenstein" opens at Mayfair
  • 1948 "Magdalena" closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 48 performances
  • 1951 Aaron Copland's/Robbins' "Pied Piper" premieres in NYC
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Deaths in Music

  • 1676 Johann Georg Ebeling, German composer, dies at 39
  • 1732 John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera), dies at 47
  • 1836 Daniel Read, American composer, dies at 79
  • 1884 Alice Mary Smith, composer, dies at 45
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