On This Day in Music for December 22

Events in Music

  • 1808 Beethoven's Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Choral Fantasy and Piano Concerto No. 4 (featuring the composer as soloist) premiere at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria
  • 1894 Claude Debussy's first orchestral masterpiece "Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune" premieres in Paris
  • 1946 "Bal Negre" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • 1956 "New Faces of 1956" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances
  • 1958 "Chipmunk Song" reaches #1
  • 1958 "Whoop-Up" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1976 "Your Arm's Too Short..." opens at Lyceum NYC for 429 performances
  • 1976 East Germany grants rock singer Nina Hagen her request to leave the country, after refusing her stepfather re-entry
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Weddings in Music

  • 1882 Australian soprano Nellie Melba (21) weds Charles Nesbitt Frederick Armstrong in Brisbane; separate in 1883, marriage dissolved in 1900
  • 2000 Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

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