Events in Music on April 8

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1781 Premiere of Mozart's violin sonata K379

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1876 Amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda" premieres in Milan

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1942 Arnold Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire" premieres in NYC

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1950 "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 1954 "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 performances
  • 1961 "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 performances
  • 1967 12th Eurovision Song Contest: Sandie Shaw for United Kingdom wins singing "Puppet on a String" in Vienna
  • 1970 "Cry for Us All" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1979 "Carmelina" opens at St James Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 1985 "Leader of the Pack" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 120 performances
  • 1990 "Aspects of Love" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 377 performances
  • 1991 "I Hate Hamlet" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 88 performances
  • 1991 Michael Landon announces he has inoperable cancer of the pancreas
  • 1992 "5 Guys Named Moe" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 445 performances