On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1893 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts first performance of his Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"
  • 1961 "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 796 performances
  • 1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in NYC
  • 1972 "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances
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Deaths in Music

  • 1639 Stefano Landi, Italian composer (b. 1587)
  • 1755 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, composer, dies at 65
  • 1768 Michel Blavet, French court flautist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1779 Raphael Weiss, composer, dies at 66
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