On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1858 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Orphée aux Enfers" premieres in Paris
  • 1937 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 5th Symphony premieres
  • 1957 Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens
  • 1961 Barbra Streisand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"
  • 1971 "To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 performances
  • 1972 "Dude" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 16 performances
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1570 Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer
  • 1574 Nicolò Rubini, Italian composer and cornettist, born in Crevalcore (d. 1625)
  • 1680 Francisco Jose Coutinho, composer
  • 1751 David Moritz Michael, composer
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Deaths in Music

  • 1662 Henry Lawes, composer, dies at 66
  • 1793 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer, dies at 66
  • 1798 Johann Christoph Schmugel, composer, dies at 71
  • 1805 Johann Baptist Lasser, composer, dies at 54
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