On This Day

On This Day in Music for February 18

Events in Music

  • 1735 1st opera performed in America, "Flora", in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1902 Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1902 Jules Massenet's opera "Le jongleur de Notre-Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1903 "In Dahomey" the first African American musical to perform on Broadway opens at the New York Theater, starring George Walker and Bert Williams with music by Will Marion Cook
  • 1906 Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne" premieres in Paris
  • 1927 1st US radio broadcast of "Cities Service Concerts"
  • 1930 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Simple Simon" premieres in NYC
  • 1947 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone" premieres in NYC
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Weddings in Music

  • 1969 Scottish pop singer Lulu (20) weds British rock musician Maurice Gibb (19); divorce in 1973

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Musicians Who Died on Feb 18

  • 1745 Nicola Fago, Italian baroque composer, dies at 67
  • 1790 Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, German composer and violinist, dies at 67
  • 1799 Maurus Haberhauer, Czech composer, dies at 52
  • 1829 Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer, dies at 77
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