On This Day

On This Day in Music for November 23

Events in Music

  • 1834 "Harold in Italy", symphonic work for orchestra and viola by Hector Berlioz, premieres and at the Paris Conservatoire; Chrétien Urhan soloist, with Narcisse Girard conducting
  • 1887 Opera "Trumpeter of Säckingen" 1st American production (NYC)
  • 1903 Enrico Caruso makes his US debut at the Metropolitan Opera House, in New York in Verdi's "Rigoletto"
  • 1936 Legendary Delta blues musician Robert Johnson's first recording session with producer Don Law at the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1944 Arnold Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon" premieres in NYC
  • 1946 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • 1950 Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres
  • 1959 "Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 796 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1940 RAF pilot Guy Gibson (22) weds show dancer and actress Eve Moore in Penarth’s Anglican Church
  • 2018 Canadian singer Justin Bieber (24) confirms he has married American model Hailey Baldwin (22)

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Musicians Who Died on Nov 23

  • 1585 Thomas Tallis, English composer, dies at 80
  • 1752 Conrad Michael Schneider, German composer and organist, dies at 79
  • 1787 Anton Schweitzer, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1848 Alfred Julius Becher, Austrian journalist and composer, dies at 45
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