On This Day

Events in Music on April 5

Music Premiere

1803 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D, conducted by the composer, in Vienna

  • 1874 Johann Strauss Jr's opera "Die Fledermaus" premieres in Vienna

Music History

1902 Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte (Pavane for A Dead Princess)" premieres in Paris, performed by Spanish pianist Ricardo Viñes

  • 1939 Alexander Gretchaninov's 5th Symphony premieres at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia with Leopold Stowkowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra
  • 1946 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony
  • 1963 Beatles receive their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me)

Academy Awards

1965 37th Academy Awards: "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady) & Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) win awards

  • 1975 "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • 1984 "Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1992 "Search & Destroy" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 1993 Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum

Music History

1994 "Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden Theater, NYC; runs for 347 performances

Music Awards

2009 44th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley win

Music Single

2016 "One Dance" single Released by Drake (Billboard Song of the Year 2016)