On This Day in Music for December 3

Events in Music

  • 1939 Dmitri Shostakovich's 6th Symphony premieres
  • 1943 Howard Hanson conducts premiere of his 4th Symphony ("Requiem") with the Boston Symphony; Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1944
  • 1953 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich' 5th String Quartet
  • 1953 Robert Wright and George Forrest's musical "Kismet" opens at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC; runs for 583 performances, wins Tony Award for Best Musical
  • 1953 Webb Pierce records single "In the Jailhouse Now" (Billboard Song of the Year, 1955)
  • 1954 Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard" premieres
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Weddings in Music

  • 1940 Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France
  • 2005 American rock singer Marilyn Manson [Brian Warner] (36) weds burlesque performer Dita Von Teese (33) at Castle Gurteen in County Tipperary, Ireland

Divorces in Music

  • 2014 "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" actor Taye Diggs (44) and Broadway actress Idina Menzel (43) file for divorce after 11 years of marriage

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Musicians Who Died on Dec 3

  • 1706 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and hymn writer, dies at 69
  • 1823 Joseph Pouteau, French composer and organist, dies at 84
  • 1866 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, Bohemian violinist, and composer, dies at 65
  • 1876 Hermann Goetz, German composer, dies at 35
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