On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1940 Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile
  • 1943 Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
  • 1944 Arnold Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon" premieres in NYC
  • 1958 "Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 1965 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
  • 1986 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 performances
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1752 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer
  • 1813 Franz Commer, composer
  • 1820 Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer
  • 1837 Amanda Berry Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist
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Deaths in Music

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Weddings in Music