On This Day in Music for February 1

Events in Music

  • 1918 Franz Lehar's opera "Wo die Lerche singt" ("Where The Lark Sings") premieres at the Kir├íly Theatre in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1918 Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P. G. Wodehouse's musical "Oh Lady! Lady!!", premieres at the Princess Theatre, NYC; runs for 219 performances
  • 1930 Arnold Schoenberg's opera "Von heute auf morgen" ("From Today to Tomorrow") premieres at the Oper Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1947 Dmitri Shostakovich named professor at conservatoire of Leningrad
  • 1949 RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm)
  • 1962 "New Faces of '62" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1986 American pop snger Diana Ross weds Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switzerland

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Musicians Who Died on Feb 1

  • 1743 Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • 1795 Giacomo Insanguine, Italian organist & composer, dies at 66
  • 1818 Giuseppe Gazzaniga, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • 1824 Maria Theresia von Paradis, Austrian musician & composer, dies at 64
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