On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 30

Events in Music

  • 1866 Opera "Die Verkaufte Braut" premieres (Prague)
  • 1917 Jazz standard "Dark Town Strutters Ball" by Shelton Brooks recorded by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  • 1923 Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic" premieres
  • 1938 Walter Piston's dance work, The Incredible Flutist, written for the Boston Pops Orchestra, which premieres it, Arthur Fiedler conducting
  • 1959 George Weiss, Bo Goldman, and Glenn Paxton musical "First Impressions", adapted from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", starring Polly Bergen; Farley Granger, and Hermione Gingold, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 84 performances
  • 1959 "Nervous Set" closes at Henry Miller's Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 1962 Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" incorporating the poems of Wilfred Owen premieres, marking the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral
  • 1964 "Beyond the Fringe" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1966 American country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia
  • 1992 American singer-songwriter Paul Simon (50) weds American rock singer-songwriter Edie Brickell (26)

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Musicians Who Died on May 30

  • 1746 Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer, dies at 69
  • 1791 Ildephons Haas, German composer, dies at 56
  • 1797 Carl Ludwig Junker, German composer, dies at 48
  • 1833 Josef Slavik, Czech composer, dies at 27
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