On This Day

Events in Music on April 27

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1749 First performance of George Frideric Handel's "Music For The Royal Fireworks"in Green Park, London

Music releaseMusic Recording

1810 Ludwig van Beethoven composes his famous piano piece "Für Elise"

  • 1867 Charles Gounod's opera "Romeo et Juliette" is premieres at the Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, France

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1877 Jules Massenet's opera "Le Roi de Lahore" (The King of Lahore) premieres at the Palais Garnier, Paris, France

Composer Jules Massenet
Jules Massenet
  • 1950 "Tickets, Please" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • 1952 "4 Saints in 3 Acts" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 15 performances

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1964 John Lennon's book of poetry and sketches "In His Own Write" is published in US

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1965 "I'm Solomon" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 7 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

1966 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Cello Concert

  • 1968 "Education of Hyman Kaplan" closes at Alvin NYC after 28 performances
  • 1972 NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported
  • 1976 "So Long 174th St" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 16 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 Paul McCartney's solo rock band Wings disbands

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1986 "Sweet Charity" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 368 performances
  • 1989 "Starmites" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 1991 "Lucifer's Child" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 1992 "Small Family Business" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1994 "An Inspector Calls" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 454 performances
  • 1995 "Indiscretions" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 221 performances
  • 1997 "Little Foxes" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 56 performances
  • 1997 "Stanley" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC

Music releaseMusic Single

2014 Ariana Grande's first single from her second debut album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released