Events in Music on April 27

Music Premiere

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

Music 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 Premiere

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

  • 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

Historic Publication

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

  • 1965 "I'm Solomon" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 7 performances

Music 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

Music Single

1979 George Harrison releases single "Love Comes to Everyone"

Music History

1981 Paul McCartney's solo rock band Wings breaks-up

  • 1986 Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields' musical "Sweet Charity" starring Gwen Verdon, opens at the Minskoff Theatre, NYC; runs for 368 performances, and wins a Tony Award for choreographer Bob Fosse
  • 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 the Square Theater, NYC

Music Concert

1998 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Madonna, Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, Roberta Flack, Wynonna Judd, and Tsidii Leloka

Music Single

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

Music History

2018 Swedish band ABBA announce they have recorded new songs for the first time since 1982