On This Day in Music for February 10

Events in Music

  • 1794 Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E premieres

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1878 Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F premieres

  • 1881 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman" premieres in Paris
  • 1882 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Snyegurochka" premieres in St Petersburg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount" premieres in NYC

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1934 Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein's opera Four Saints in Three Acts premieres in NYC

Music release#1 in the Charts

1940 "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1942 Glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold record for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo"
  • 1945 "Rum & Coca Cola" by Andrews Sisters hits #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949 Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • 1960 "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 performances
  • 1961 Walter Piston's 7th Symphony premieres
  • 1968 "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3
  • 1974 "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • 1977 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

1979 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • 1991 "La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music releaseAlbum Release

2004 Kanye West releases his debut album "The College Dropout" (2005 Grammy Best Rap Album)

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West

Music awardsMusic Awards

2008 50th Grammy Awards: Amy Winehouse wins 5 awards including song "Rehab", Herbie Hancock wins Album of the Year

Singer Amy Winehouse
Singer
Amy Winehouse
Musician and Composer Herbie Hancock
Musician and Composer
Herbie Hancock
  • 2013 55th Grammy Awards: Somebody That I Used To Know (Goyte), We are Young (Fun), and Babel (Mumford & Sons) win

Music awardsMusic Awards

2013 55th Grammy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for the 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor

Birthdays in Music

  • 1696 Johann Melchior Molter, composer
  • 1702 Jean-Pierre Guignon, composer
  • 1717 Pierre de La Garde, composer
  • 1735 Johann Christoph Kuhnau, composer
  • 1741 Franz Adam Veichtner, composer
  • 1750 Stanislao Mattei, composer
  • 1788 Johann Peter Pixis, composer
  • 1819 Richard Storrs Willis, composer
  • 1841 Walter Parratt, composer
  • 1866 Bror Beckman, composer
  • 1869 Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati, composer
  • 1879 Franz Carl Bornschein, composer
  • 1903 Matvey Isaakovich Blanter, composer
  • 1905 Vilko Ukmar, Slovenian composer
  • 1908 Jean Coulthard, composer
  • 1921 Adrian Cruft, composer
  • 1923 Cesare Siepi, basso (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1924 Randy Van Horne, vocalist (Nat King Cole Show), born in El Paso, Texas

Person of interestLeontyne Price

1927 Leontyne Price, American opera soprano (Porgy & Bess), born in Laurel, Mississippi

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price
  • 1929 Jerry Goldsmith, pianist and composer (Twilight Zone)
  • 1930 Peter Phillips, composer [or Jun 18]
  • 1931 Gerhard Rosenfeld, composer
  • 1931 Makoto Shinohara, composer
  • 1932 Rockin Dopsie Sr, [Alton Jay Rubin], Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco)
  • 1935 Salvator Pueyo, composer
  • 1935 Theodore Antoniou, composer
  • 1937 Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
  • 1939 Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1939 Roberta Flack, Black Mountain North Carolina, US vocalist (If Ever I Saw Your Face)
  • 1940 Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic
  • 1940 Jimmy Merchant, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools Fall In Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Ral Donner, [Ralph Stuart], Black Mountain NC, singer (Starfires)
  • 1944 Peter Allen, Australia, vocalist/pianist (I Go to Rio, Legs Diamond)
  • 1944 Rufus Reid, American musician, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1946 Kenneth "Kenny" Edwards, American musician and singer-songwriter (The Stone Poneys, Bryndle), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2010)
  • 1947 Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
  • 1947 John Christopher "Chris" Ethridge, American country rock bass guitarist (International Submarine Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2010)
  • 1948 Conrad Cummings, composer
  • 1949 Nigel Olsson, British rock guitarist and drummer (Elton John's Band), born in Wallasey, Cheshire
  • 1949 Maxime Le Forestier, French singer
  • 1953 Carl Joseph Stone, composer
  • 1958 Michael Weiss, American musician, born New York City, New York
  • 1960 Lionel Cartwright, American country music artist (I Watched it on the Radio, Leap of Faith), born in Gallipolis, Ohio
  • 1962 Cliff Burton, American bass guitarist (Metallica), born in Castro Valley, California (d. 1986)
  • 1974 Ivri Lider, Israeli singer, born in Givat Haim (Ihud), Israel
  • 1975 Kool Savas, German rapper, born in Aachen, Germany
  • 1976 Kev Brown, American rapper and hip hop producer
  • 1978 Don Omar, Puerto Rican singer, born in Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • 1979 Daryl Palumbo, American musician, born in Bellmore, New York
  • 1981 The Rev [James Owen Sullivan], American musician (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1981 Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer, born in Bathurst, Canada
  • 1987 Choi Si Won, Korean singer (Super Junior), born in Seoul, South Korea

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1966 Reggae Musician Bob Marley (21) marries fellow musician Rita Anderson (19)

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley

HeartWedding of Interest

2001 Singer-comedian Weird Al Yankovic (41) weds Suzanne Krajewski

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 2006 "Creed" former lead singer Scott Stapp (32) weds Miss New York USA 2004 winner Jaclyn Nesheiwat (25) in Miami

Deaths in Music

  • 1774 Florian Leopold Gassmann, Bohemian composer, dies at 44
  • 1783 James Nares, composer, dies at 67
  • 1816 Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer, dies at 74
  • 1832 Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, composer, dies at 84
  • 1876 Johan August Soderman, composer, dies at 43
  • 1905 Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer, dies at 78
  • 1917 Emile Pessard, composer, dies at 73
  • 1945 Juan de Hernandez, composer, dies at 63
  • 1950 Armen Tigran Tigranyan, Armenian music composer and conductor, dies at 70
  • 1951 Joseph Bovet, composer, dies at 71
  • 1977 Grace Mary Williams, composer, dies at 70
  • 1986 Uncle Art Satherley, British-American record producer (1968 Acad of Country Music Award), dies at 96
  • 1991 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, dies of cancer at 62
  • 2001 George Holmes Tate, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (b. 1913)
  • 2002 Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer/songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2006 J Dilla, American rapper/producer (b. 1974)
  • 2010 Max Schubel, American composer (Opus One Records), dies at 77