On This Day in Music for March 5

Events in Music

  • 1807 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B
  • 1853 Piano company Steinway & Sons founded by Heinrich Steinweg (later Henry Steinway) in New York City
  • 1856 Covent Garden Opera House, London, destroyed in a fire
  • 1868 Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele" premieres in Milan
  • 1899 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Concerto in D
  • 1907 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
  • 1919 Louis Hirsch & Harold Atteridge's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1942 World première of Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony in Kuybyshev, Russia
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Divorces in Music

  • 1998 Singer Mariah Carey and music mogul Tommy Mottola divorce after 2 years of marriage

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