On This Day in Music for November 2

Events in Music

  • 1928 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Symphony premieres in US with Leopold Stokowski leading the Philadelphia Orchestra at The Academy of Music, Philadelpha
  • 1931 Warren, Dixon and Young's musical "Laugh Parade" premieres in NYC
  • 1950 Jan Meyerowitz and Langston Hughes' musical drama "The Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • 1959 "Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1960 Dmitri Shostakovich's 8th String quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • 1961 "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • 1963 "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 1968 "Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 17 performances
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Divorces in Music

  • 2006 British singer Rod Stewart (58) divorces model Rachel Hunter (33) due to irreconcilable differences

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Musicians Who Died on Nov 2

  • 1635 Aurelio Signoretti, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • 1717 Johann Jacob Walther, composer, dies
  • 1731 Johann Matthias Leffloth, composer, dies at 26
  • 1845 Chretien Urhan, composer, dies at 55
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