On This Day

Events in Music on April 26

Music History

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

Music History

1855 Composer Gioachino Rossini leaves Italy

Music History

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

Music Premiere

1970 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company", directed by Hal Prince, opens at Alvin Theater NYC; runs for 705 performances, wins 6 Tony Awards

  • 1973 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" musical opens in London
  • 1981 "Copperfield" closes at ANTA Theater, NYC, after 13 performances

Music History

1982 Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

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

Film and TV Awards

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

  • 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

Album Release

2005 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 13th studio album "Devils and Dust"

Music History

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

Music History

2021 Kanye West's Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototype trainers sell for a record $1.8 million in a private sale at Sotheby's