On This Day in Music for March 3

Events in Music

  • 1794 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D 9"The Clock") at the HAnover Rooms, in London, England
  • 1842 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony in Leipzig Gewandhaus
  • 1875 Georges Bizet's last and greatest opera "Carmen" premieres at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, France
  • 1931 "The Star-Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem by congressional resolution; lyrics by Francis Scott Key in 1814, set to John Stafford Smith's 18th century tune "The Anacreontic Song"
  • 1931 Cab Calloway records "Minnie the Moocher" (Jazz's 1st million seller)
  • 1940 American bandleader Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label
  • 1944 Premiere performance of US Army Corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony by the Boston Symphony, conducted by Serge Koussevitzky in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955 Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance on a broadcast of radio show "Louisiana Hayride"
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Musicians Who Died on Mar 3

  • 1766 Gregor Joseph Werner, Austrian Baroque composer and kapellmeister, dies at 73
  • 1768 Nicola Antonio Porpora, Italian composer, and voice teacher, dies at 81
  • 1800 Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1822 Franz Adam Veichtner, German violinist and composer, dies at 81
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