On This Day in Music for March 15

Events in Music

  • 1885 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Lesson Djinns"
  • 1908 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnole"
  • 1945 Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)
  • 1950 Gian Carlo Menotti's Pulitzer Prize winning opera "The Consul" opens at Barrymore Theater, NYC; runs for 269 performances
  • 1952 "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 performances
  • 1956 "My Fair Lady" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances
  • 1958 "Body Beautiful" musical closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • 1959 Richard Rogers' "No Strings" opens on Broadway
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Weddings in Music

  • 1957 American actor Alan Alda (21) weds American classical clarinest and photographer Arlene Weiss (24)
  • 1969 American singer and actress Judy Garland (46) weds American nightclub manager Mickey Deans, at Chelsea Register Office, London, England

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Musicians Who Died on Mar 15

  • 1575 Annibale Padovano, Italian composer (b. 1527)
  • 1673 Salvatore Rosa, Italian baroque painter, poet, musician and actor, dies at 57
  • 1842 Luigi Cherubini, Italian musical prodigy, composer (Médée; Requiem in D minor), and educator (Conservatoire de Paris, 1822-42), dies at 81
  • 1883 Karol Studzinski, composer, dies at 55
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