On This Day

On This Day in Music for April 5

Events in Music

  • 1803 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D, conducted by the composer, in Vienna
  • 1874 Johann Strauss Jr's opera "Die Fledermaus" premieres in Vienna
  • 1902 Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte (Pavane for A Dead Princess)" premieres in Paris, performed by Spanish pianist Ricardo Viñes
  • 1939 Alexander Gretchaninov's 5th Symphony premieres at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia with Leopold Stowkowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra
  • 1946 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony
  • 1963 Beatles receive their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me)
  • 1975 "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • 1992 "Search & Destroy" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 performances
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Weddings in Music

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