On This Day

On This Day in Music for February 25

Events in Music

  • 1904 J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish National Theater Society
  • 1911 Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma" premieres at Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Alexander Gretchaninov's "Missa Oecumenica" (Ecumenical Mass) premieres in Boston with Serge Koussevitzky conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra; the composer wrote the work in memory of the conductor's wife Natalie (1880-1942)
  • 1951 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden, NYC, after 278 performances
  • 1953 "Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 559 performances
  • 1957 Buddy Holly and The Crickets record their smash hit "That'll Be the Day"
  • 1960 John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos" premieres
  • 1963 Beatles release their 1st US single - "Please Please Me"
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Musicians Who Died on Feb 25

  • 1643 Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at 60
  • 1682 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violinist and composer, murdered at 38
  • 1719 Giovanni Maria Casini, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • 1851 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, Austrian composer, dies at 53
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