On This Day

Events in Music on April 16

  • 1849 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "Le proph├Ęte" premieres in Paris

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1854 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Mazeppa" premieres

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1940 Heitor Villa-Lobos' opera "Izaht" premieres in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1952 "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 1959 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 performances
  • 1967 "Walking Happy" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • 1972 "That's Entertainment" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1974 "Words & Music" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 127 performances
  • 1978 "History of the American Film" closes at ANTA NYC after 21 performances
  • 1981 "Copperfield" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1985 "Grind" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • 1990 "Piano Lesson" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • 1991 M Leander & E Seago's musical "Matador" premieres in London
  • 1992 "Metro" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 13 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

2007 41st CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper and non classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album "Damn"

Singer-songwriter, Music Producer Kendrick Lamar
Singer-songwriter, Music Producer
Kendrick Lamar