On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1835 Frederic Chopin's "Grand Polonaise Brillante" premieres in Paris
  • 1855 Composer Gioacchino Rossini leaves Italy
  • 1936 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony
  • 1947 "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London
  • 1965 Ives' 4th Symphony premieres
  • 1967 "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 performances
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1567 Nicolas Forme, French composer (d. 1638)
  • 1603 Francesco Nigetti, composer
  • 1796 Auguste-Matthieu Panseron, composer
  • 1806 Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer
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Deaths in Music

  • 1648 Christoph Thomas Walliser, composer, dies at 79
  • 1703 Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer, dies at 58
  • 1785 Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, composer, dies at 40
  • 1827 Bernardo Ottani, composer, dies at 90
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Weddings in Music

  • 1992 Rapper and record producer Ice Cube (22) weds Kimberly Woodruff