Events in Music on April 19

  • 1774 CW Glucks opera "Iphigenia in Aulis" premieres in Paris
  • 1877 Opera "Les Cloches de Cornerville" is produced (Paris)

Music Premiere

1894 Jules Massenet's opera "Werther" premieres in NYC

  • 1919 Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)
  • 1924 "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago
  • 1945 Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Carousel" opens at the Majestic Theatre, NYC; runs for 890 performances
  • 1951 "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 performances
  • 1963 "Hot Spot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 43 performances

Music Single

1963 Johnny Cash releases single "Ring Of Fire" written by his future wife June Carter and Merle Kilgore

Music Premiere

1964 Roger Sessions' opera "Montezuma" premieres in West Berlin, Germany

  • 1967 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)
  • 1970 "Look to the Lilies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
  • 1972 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" opens at Playhouse NYC for 1,065 performances

Music Recording

1973 Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

  • 1980 25th Eurovision Song Contest: Johnny Logan for Ireland wins singing "What's Another Year" in The Hague
  • 1981 William Finn's musical "March of Falsettos" premieres in NYC
  • 1984 Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, with green and gold the national colors
  • 1992 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" closes at Beaumont NYC after 38 performances
  • 1994 "Illmatic" debut studio album by US rapper Nas is released

Music History

2003 Nina Simone is awarded and honorary degree by the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia

Music Awards

2015 50th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert win