On This Day in Music for November 21

Events in Music

  • 1831 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "Robert le diable" (Robert the Devil) premieres at the Paris Opéra
  • 1901 Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot" premieres in Dresden
  • 1934 Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" opens at the Alvin Theatre, NYC, later transferred to 46th Street Theatre; runs for 420 performances
  • 1937 Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad, with the ovation lasting over an hour
  • 1945 Benjamin Britten's 2nd String quartet in C premieres
  • 1964 "Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • 1964 "Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1975 Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped
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Weddings in Music

  • 1982 Canadian singer Joni Mitchell (39) weds American bassist Larry Klein (26) in Malibu, California; divorce in 1994

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Musicians Who Died on Nov 21

  • 1695 Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (Indian Queen), dies at 36
  • 1710 Bernardo Pasquini, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • 1813 William Russell, English composer and organist, dies at 36
  • 1863 Joseph Mayseder, Austrian violinist and composer, dies at 74
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