On This Day in Music for January 14

Events in Music

  • 1690 The musical instrument, the clarinet is invented in Nürnberg, Germany
  • 1785 Amadeus Mozart completes his "Dissonanzenquartett / "Dissonance quartet" (opus 10)
  • 1900 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca" premieres in Rome
  • 1905 Raymond Hubbell, Sam Shubert & Robert Smith's musical "Fontana" opens at the Lyric Theatre, NYC; runs 298 for performances
  • 1925 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck" premieres in Berlin
  • 1933 George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind's musical political satire "Of Thee I Sing" closes at the Music Box Theatre, NYC, after for 441 performances; first musical to win Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • 1950 "As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances
  • 1954 Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend" opens at Wyndham's Theatre, in London's West End
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Weddings in Music

  • 2006 Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 2nd time
  • 2012 Pink Floyd vocalist Roger Waters (68) weds (his fourth) filmmaker Laurie Durning (48); divorce in 2015

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Musicians Who Died on Jan 14

  • 1676 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, dies at 73
  • 1786 Michael Arne, English composer (b. 1740 or 1741)
  • 1802 Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris), dies at 59
  • 1817 Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, French composer, dies at 87
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