On This Day in Music for December 30

Events in Music

  • 1689 Henry Purcell & Tates opera "Dido & Aeneas" premieres in Chesea
  • 1731 1st US music concert (Peter Pelham's great room in Boston)
  • 1844 Opera "Stradella" after being rewritten is produced (Hamburg)
  • 1877 Johannes Brahms' 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna
  • 1884 Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony in E, premieres in Leipzig
  • 1929 Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up And Dream" opens at the Selwyn Theatre, NYC; runs for 136 performances
  • 1944 Sergei Prokofjev's 8th Piano sonata, premieres in Moscow
  • 1948 "Kiss Me, Kate" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 1077 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1879 Composer John Philip Sousa (25) weds Jane van Middlesworth Bellis
  • 1993 Singer Deni Hines (22) weds INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly (35)

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