On This Day in Music for December 10

Events in Music

  • 1854 Hector Berlioz premieres his oratorio "L'enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ)", conducting musicians and soloists from the Opéra-Comique, at the Salle Herz, Paris
  • 1882 Johannes Brahms' choir and orchestra piece "Gesang der Parzen" (Song of the Fates) premieres in Basel
  • 1927 "Grand Ole Opry" first named as such during Barn Dance radio broadcast, in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1953 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 performances
  • 1963 Leonard Bernstein premieres his Third Symphony "Kaddish" with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1965 "Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1978 "Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • 1991 "Crucible" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances
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Musicians Born on Dec 10

  • 1764 Louis-Sébastien Lebrun, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1829)
  • 1813 Errico Petrella, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy (d. 1877)
  • 1822 César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (Symphonic Variations), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1823 Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, German composer, born in Neukirchen, Germany (d. 1903)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1947 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (30) weds bass player Ray Brown (21); divorce 1953
  • 2005 "Audioslave" drummer Brad Wilk (37) weds "Seven Year Bitch" former lead vocalist Selene Vigil near the frozen waters of Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe
  • 2005 Country music artist Garth Brooks (43) weds singer Trisha Yearwood (41) in Claremore, Oklahoma

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