On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1875 The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von B├╝low as soloist.
  • 1885 John Brahms' 4th Symphony in E premieres
  • 1938 The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".
  • 1940 Duke, Latouche & Felter's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1947 "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 performances
  • 1953 Dmitri Sjostakovitch completes his 10th Symphony
More Events in Music

Weddings in Music

  • 1996 Singer-dancer Paula Abdul (33) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman (30) at Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel
  • 2015 Singer Jason Mraz (38) weds girlfriend Christina Carano at Pole Green Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia