On This Day in Music for April 8

Events in Music

  • 1781 Premiere of Mozart's violin sonata K379
  • 1876 Amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda" premieres in Milan
  • 1931 Dmitri Shostakovich's ballet "The Arrow" premieres
  • 1935 Béla Bartók's 5th String quartet premieres in Washington, D.C.
  • 1938 Walter Piston's 1st Symphony in E, premieres in Boston, by the Boston Symphony, conducted by the composer
  • 1942 Arnold Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire" premieres in NYC
  • 1950 "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 1954 "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 2006 Two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Spanish gypsy singer Rosario Flores (42) weds "Kingdom of Heaven" first assistant director Pedro Lazaga on a small village Canos de Meca in Cadiz, Spain

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