On This Day in Music for November 17

Events in Music

  • 1839 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di" premieres in Milan
  • 1842 Opera "Linda di Chamounix" by Gaetano Donizetti is produced in London
  • 1866 Opera "Mignon" by Ambroise Thomas premieres at the OpĂ©ra-Comique in Paris, Francce
  • 1876 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March makes its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception
  • 1888 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky' conducts the premiere of his 5th Symphony at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1939 Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's "Very Warm for May" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • 1945 "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1913 Film comedian Oliver Hardy (21) marries pianist Madelyn Saloshin in Macon, Georgia; divorce in 1921
  • 2003 American country singer Blake Shelton (27) weds Kaynette Williams in Gatlinburg, Tennessee; divorce in 2006

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Musicians Who Died on Nov 17

  • 1648 Thomas Ford, English composer and lutenist to the royal court, dies (b. 1580)
  • 1770 Gian Francesco de Majo, Italian composer, dies at 38
  • 1826 Louise Reichardt, German composer, dies at 47
  • 1856 William Knyvett, British singer and composer, dies at 77
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