On This Day in Music for December 9

Events in Music

  • 1842 Mikhail Glinka's opera "Russlan and Ludmilla" premieres at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre, in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1905 Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden
  • 1907 Gustav Mahler departs Vienna for America
  • 1954 Dmitri Shostakovich appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music
  • 1961 "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 1961 "Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 1964 John Coltrane's Quartet records their greatest work "A Love Supreme" at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • 1967 Jim Morrison arrested on stage for disturbing the peace at the New Haven Arena, Connecticut, making him the 1st rock star to be taken into custody during a performance
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Musicians Born on Dec 9

  • 1508 Gemma Frisius [Jemme Reinerszoon], Frisian physician, mathematician and instrument maker (created globe), born in Dokkum, Friesland (d. 1555)
  • 1610 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato singer, born in Perugia, Italy (d. 1680)
  • 1715 Georg Gottfried Petri, German composer, born in Żary, Poland (d. 1795)
  • 1728 Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, Italian opera composer, born in Massa, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1804)
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Weddings in Music

  • 2011 "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer Sinead O'Connor (45) weds Irish therapist Barry Herridge (38) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

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