On This Day in Music for December 14

Events in Music

  • 1849 1st chamber music group in US gives their 1st concert in Boston
  • 1918 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico" premieres in NYC
  • 1924 Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma" premieres in Paris
  • 1925 Alban Berg's first opera, "Wozzeck" premieres at the Berlin State Opera.
  • 1933 Josephine Baker performs in Amsterdam
  • 1946 "Three to Make Ready" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 performances
  • 1950 Musical "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 1957 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 performances
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Musicians Born on Dec 14

  • 1681 Giuseppe Valentini, Italian violinist, poet, and composer, born in Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (now Italy) (d. 1753)
  • 1730 Capel Bond, English composer, born in Gloucester (d. 1790)
  • 1738 Jan Antonín Koželuh, Czech composer, born in Velvary, Czech Republic (d. 1814)
  • 1779 Mariano Rodríguez de Ledesma, Spanish composer, born in Zaragoza, Spain (d. 1847)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1984 Singer and actress Bette Midler (39) weds Martin Von Hasselberg at Starlight Chapel in Las Vegas

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Musicians Who Died on Dec 14

  • 1732 Johann Philipp Fortsch, German composer, dies at 80
  • 1788 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer, dies at 74
  • 1829 Luigi Marchesi, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • 1849 Conradin Kreutzer, German composer, dies at 69
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