On This Day in Music for December 1

Events in Music

  • 1944 Béla Bartòk's Concerto for orchestra, premieres in Symphony Hall, Boston, by the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Serge Koussevitzky
  • 1951 Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" premieres in London
  • 1956 Leonard Bernstein's musical "Candide" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 73 performances
  • 1958 "Flower Drum Song" opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 602 performances
  • 1960 British rocker Paul McCartney and drummer Pete Best arrested and then deported from Hamburg, Germany accused of attempted arson
  • 1967 Track Records releases the Jimi Hendrix Experience's 2nd studio album "Axis: Bold as Love" in the UK, just seven months after their debut release
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Musicians Who Died on Dec 1

  • 1651 Cristóbal de Isla Diego, Spanish Baroque composer and conductor, dies at 65
  • 1707 Jeremiah Clarke, English Baroque composer and organist (Trumpet Voluntary), commits suicide (b. 1674)
  • 1727 Johann Heinrich Buttstett, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1729 Christian Ludwig Boxberg, German composer, dies at 59
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