On This Day in Music for April 16

Events in Music

  • 1849 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "Le proph├Ęte" premieres in Paris
  • 1854 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Mazeppa" premieres at the Court Theatre in Weimar
  • 1940 Heitor Villa-Lobos' opera "Izaht" premieres in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1952 "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 1959 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 performances
  • 1967 "Walking Happy" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • 1972 "That's Entertainment" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1974 "Words & Music" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 127 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1994 American singer and piano player Harry Connick, Jr. (26) weds American model Jill Goodacre (30) at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1994 British actor Dudley Moore (58) weds actress Nicole Rothschild; divorced in 1998
  • 1996 Singer Judy Collins (57) weds industrial designer Louis Nelson (59) at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City

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Musicians Who Died on Apr 16

  • 1645 Tobias Hume, Scottish composer (The First Part of Ayres), dies
  • 1846 Domenico Dragonetti, Italian composer and double bass player, dies at 83
  • 1858 Johann Baptist Cramer, German British pianist, composer and publisher, dies at 87
  • 1876 Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, Belgian military officer, painter, composer, and librettist, dies at 83
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