On This Day in Music for December 29

Events in Music

  • 1857 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Die Hunnenschlacht" premieres in Weimar
  • 1902 Scot Joplin copyrights "The Entertainer" and several other piano rag compositions through the US Copyright Office
  • 1911 San Francisco Symphony forms
  • 1948 "Rape of Lucretia" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 1982 Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica
  • 1984 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
  • 1993 Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment
  • 1996 "Dreams & Nightmares" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
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Musicians Born on Dec 29

  • 1563 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, Italian composer, born in Carpi, Duchy of Modena and Reggio (d. 1628)
  • 1767 Aimé Ambroise Simon Leborne, Belgian-born French composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1866)
  • 1813 Etienne-Joseph Soubre, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1871)
  • 1850 Tomás Bretón, Spanish conductor and composer, born in Salamanca, Spain (d. 1923)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1957 American singing duo Steve Lawrence (22) and Eydie Gormé (29) wed at the home of casino owner Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas
  • 1971 American singer Tony Bennett (45) weds actress Sandra Grant in Manhattan, New York; divorce in 1983

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Musicians Who Died on Dec 29

  • 1558 Hermann Finck, German composer, dies at 31
  • 1630 Johannes Stalpaert van der Wiele, Dutch lawyer, pastor and lyricist, dies at 51
  • 1785 Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69
  • 1822 Albert Christoph Dies, German painter, engraver and biographer, dies at 67
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