On This Day in Music for April 26

Events in Music

  • 1936 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 4th Symphony
  • 1947 "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London
  • 1965 Charles Ives' 4th Symphony premieres at Carnegie Hall, New York, 11 years after the composer's death
  • 1967 "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 performances
  • 1969 "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances
  • 1969 "George M!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 435 performances
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Musicians Born on Apr 26

  • 1567 Nicolas Formé, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1638)
  • 1603 Francesco Nigetti, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1681)
  • 1796 Auguste Mathieu Panseron, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1859)
  • 1806 Karl Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, German composer, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1872)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1992 Rapper and record producer Ice Cube (22) weds Kimberly Woodruff

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Musicians Who Died on Apr 26

  • 1648 Christophe Thomas Walliser, French composer, dies at 79
  • 1703 Georg Christoph Leuttner, German composer, dies at 58
  • 1785 Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, German composer, dies at 40
  • 1827 Bernardo Ottani, Italian composer, dies at 90
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