On This Day in Music for October 6

Events in Music

  • 1898 Gustav Mahler conducts 1st Wiener Philharmonic concert
  • 1898 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1948 "Polonaise" musical featuring works of Frederic Chopin, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 113 performances
  • 1956 Dmitri Shostakovich's 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • 1964 "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 1974 "Mack & Mabel" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances
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Musicians Born on Oct 6

  • 1618 Miguel Gómez Camargo, Spanish baroque composer, born in Avila, Spain (d. 1690)
  • 1777 William Russell, English composer and organist, born in London (d. 1813)
  • 1806 Andreas Randel, Swedish composer, born in Ramdala, Blekinge, Sweden (d. 1864)
  • 1816 William Batchelder Bradbury, American composer, born in York, Maine (d. 1868)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1978 ABBA member Anni-Frid Lyngstad (32) weds fellow ABBA musician Benny Andersson (31)
  • 1996 American country singer Faith Hill (29) weds American country singer and actor Tim McGraw (45) in Rayville, Louisiana
  • 2012 Former "Private Practice" actress Audra McDonald (42) weds Broadway star Will Swenson (38) in Croton-on-Hudson, New York

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