On This Day in Music for November 25

Events in Music

  • 1847 Friedrich von Flotow's comic romance opera "Martha" premiers at the Kärntnertortheater in Vienna
  • 1902 Franz Lehar's opera "Wiener Frauen" premieres in Vienna
  • 1907 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" has its first American performance in New York
  • 1949 Gene Autry's single "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts; songwriter Johnny Marks adapted poem written by his brother-in-law Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward department stores
  • 1950 "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • 1953 Frank Loesser's musical "Guys & Dolls", starring Robert Alda, Vivian Blaine, and Sam Levene, closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 1,200 performances and 5 Tony Awards
  • 1955 Walter Piston's 6th Symphony, composed to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Boston Symphony, premieres, led by Charles Munch
  • 1967 "Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances
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Musicians Born on Nov 25

  • 1734 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wenkel, German composer, born in Niedergebra, Nordhausen, Germany (d. 1792)
  • 1737 Christian Friedrich Penzel, German musician and composer, born in Oelsnitz, Germany (d. 1801)
  • 1741 Johann Christian Frischmuth, German composer, born in Schwabhausen, Germany (d. 1790)
  • 1752 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1814)
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Divorces in Music

  • 2002 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) files for divorce from the "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 months of marriage

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