On This Day in Music for January 29

Events in Music

  • 1728 John Gays' satiric work "The Beggar's Opera" premieres at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre in London, England [NS=Feb 9]
  • 1781 Wolfgang Mozart's dramatic opera "Idomeneo" premieres at the Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich, Germany
  • 1802 First celebration of Burns Night, in honor of poet Robert Burns's birthday by The Mother Club in Greenock (later realized his actual birthday 25th January)
  • 1948 "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • 1951 "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1954 Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis" premieres in Cologne, Germany
  • 1964 Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich"
  • 1967 "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 performances
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Musicians Born on Jan 29

  • 1703 Carlmann Kolb, German composer and priest, born in Kösslarn, Lower Bavaria (d. 1765)
  • 1711 Giuseppe Bonno, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1788)
  • 1715 Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian court composer and pianist, born in Vienna (d. 1777)
  • 1782 Daniel François Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo), born in Caen, Normandy, France (d. 1871)
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