On This Day in Music for October 16

Events in Music

  • 1912 Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire," premieres at the Berlin Choralion-Saal sung by Albertine Zehme
  • 1938 Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago
  • 1942 Aaron Copland and Agnes de Mille's ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC
  • 1948 Revival of Victor Herbert and Henry Blossom's operetta "The Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC; rums for 831 performances
  • 1958 Benjamin Britten's "Nocturne," premieres
  • 1965 "Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1972 "Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1972 Rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival break up
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Musicians Born on Oct 16

  • 1605 Charles Coypeau Dassoucy, French poet and singer, born in Paris (d. 1677)
  • 1679 Jan Dismas Zelenka, Bohemian composer born at Louňovice, Lands of the Bohemian Crown (d. 1745)
  • 1729 (Pieter) Pierre van Maldere, Flemish violinist and composer, born in Brussels, Southern Low Countries (now Belgium), (d. 1768)
  • 1765 Fédéric-Nicolas Duvernoy, French horn player and composer, born in Montbéliard, County of Montbéliard (d. 1838)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1965 American singer Leslie Uggams (32) weds her childhood friend and later manager Grahame Pratt in NYC
  • 1986 Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil
  • 2011 Actress, screenwriter and model Nikki Reed (24) weds singer-songwriter Paul McDonald (27) at a private ranch in Malibu, California

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Musicians Who Died on Oct 16

  • 1621 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, organist/composer, dies at about 59
  • 1655 Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (b. 1591)
  • 1726 Giovanni Maria Capelli, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • 1750 Silvius Leopold Weiss, German composer and lutenist, dies at 64
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