On This Day

On This Day in Music for February 12

Events in Music

  • 1889 Caesar Franck's Symphony in D premieres
  • 1906 George Cohan's musical "George Washington" premieres in NYC
  • 1909 Symphony in B minor "Polonia", by Polish composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski has its public premiere with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • 1924 George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at influential concert "Experiment in Modern Music" held by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra at the Aeolian Hall, NYC
  • 1949 "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 performances
  • 1955 McGuire Sisters' "Sincerely" single goes to No. 1 and stays No. 1 for 10 weeks
  • 1964 Beatles 1st NYC concerts, two shows at Carnegie Hall
  • 1967 Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for drugs
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Musicians Born on Feb 12

  • 1567 Thomas Campion, English composer, poet and physician, born in London, England (d. 1620)
  • 1740 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, born in VilĂ©mov (d. 1817)
  • 1751 Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, French organist and composer
  • 1752 Josef Reicha, Czech composer
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Weddings in Music

  • 1952 American singer Tony Bennett (25) weds art student Patricia Beech, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, New York; separate in 1965, divorce in 1971

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Musicians Who Died on Feb 12

  • 1684 Pietro Andrea Ziani, Italian composer and organist, dies at 67
  • 1728 Agostino Steffani, Italian-German diplomat and composer, dies at 73
  • 1738 James Sherard, English amateur composer, dies at 71
  • 1762 Laurent Belissen, French composer, dies at 68
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