On This Day in Music for December 13

Events in Music

  • 1895 First complete performance of Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony
  • 1928 George Gershwin's "An American In Paris" premieres at Carnegie Hall, NYC, performed by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Walter Damrosch
  • 1947 "Caribbean Carnival" closes at International Theatre, NYC, after 11 performances
  • 1950 "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater, NYC; runs for 5 performances
  • 1961 The Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein
  • 1963 Capital records signs right of first refusal agreement with The Beatles
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Weddings in Music

  • 2003 Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti (68) weds Nicoletta Mantovani at Modena Italy's Teatro Comunale

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Musicians Who Died on Dec 13

  • 1622 Jan Campanus, composer, dies at 50
  • 1738 Gotthard Wagner, German composer, dies at 59
  • 1793 Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer, dies at 63
  • 1812 Marianne Martinez, Austrian composer, dies at 68
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