On This Day

Events in Music on April 26

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1835 Frederic Chopin's "Grand Polonaise Brillante" premieres in Paris

Composer Frederic Chopin
Composer
Frederic Chopin

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1855 Composer Gioachino Rossini leaves Italy

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1936 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 4th Symphony

  • 1947 "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London
  • 1965 Charles Ives' 4th Symphony premieres at Carnegie Hall, New York, 11 years after the composer's death
  • 1967 "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 performances
  • 1969 "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances
  • 1969 "George M!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 435 performances
  • 1970 "Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 690 performances
  • 1973 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" musical opens in London
  • 1981 "Copperfield" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 13 performances

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1982 Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • 1987 "Barbara Cook: A Concert" closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 performances

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1988 1st TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories

Country Music Singer Randy Travis
Country Music Singer
Randy Travis
  • 1990 "Accomplice" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 1992 "Grand Hotel" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1,018 performances
  • 1992 "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • 1992 "Master Builder" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1992 "Metro" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • 1993 "Shakespeare for My Father" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 266 performances
  • 1997 "Life" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC

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2013 Cory Monteith is reported to have completed treatment at a drug rehabilitation facility

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith