On This Day in Music for February 7

Events in Music

  • 1668 Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace"
  • 1792 Domenico Cimarosa's opera "Il Matrimonio Segreto" premieres in Vienna
  • 1931 American opera "Peter Ibbetson" by Deems Taylor premieres at Metropolitan Opera, New York City
  • 1948 "Cradle Will Rock" closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 performances
  • 1959 Mark Charlap and Norman Gimbel's musical "Whoop-Up", starring Julienne Marie and Sylvia Syms, closes at Shubert Theater, NYC, after 56 performances
  • 1964 Beatles land at New York's JFK airport, for 1st US tour
  • 1964 Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony premieres in Philadelphia with Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra
  • 1965 George Harrison's tonsils removed
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Musicians Who Died on Feb 7

  • 1743 Lodovico Giustini, Italian composer, dies at 57
  • 1749 Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer, dies at 76
  • 1779 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies from gout at about 69
  • 1820 Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer, dies at 57
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