On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 19

Events in Music

  • 1886 Camille Saint-Saëns' 3rd Symphony in C premieres at St. James Hall, London, with the composer conducting
  • 1911 Maurice Ravel's opera "L'Heure Espagnole" premieres at the Opéra-Comique, Paris, France
  • 1958 "South Pacific" soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
  • 1962 "Bravo, Giovanni" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • 1962 "John Birch Society" by Chad Mitchell Trio hits #99
  • 1973 "Daisy A Day" by Jud Strunk hits #14
  • 1973 "Smith" opens at Eden Theater, NYC: runs for 17 performances
  • 1976 Columbia Records releases "Turnstiles", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's fourth studio album
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Musicians Who Died on May 19

  • 1601 Costanzo Porta, Italian composer
  • 1786 John Stanley, English blind composer and organist, dies at 74
  • 1928 Henry F. Gilbert, American composer, and folk song collector, dies at 59
  • 1935 Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler, German-American violinist and composer, dies at 74
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