On This Day in Music for December 18

Events in Music

  • 1892 Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres
  • 1892 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia, now the world's most performed ballet; his final opera "Isolanta" also premieres
  • 1962 Dmitri Shostakovich's 13th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1964 "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • 1964 During funeral service held for soul singer Sam Cooke, fans cause damage to funeral home
  • 1965 "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1969 "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
  • 1970 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 performances
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Weddings in Music

Divorces in Music

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Musicians Who Died on Dec 18

  • 1732 Johann Valentin Eckelt, German composer, dies at 59
  • 1737 Antonio Stradivari, renowned Italian violin-maker, dies in Cremona, Italy, at 93
  • 1835 Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • 1839 Charles-Henri Plantade, French composer, dies at 75
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