On This Day

Events in Music in 1786

Music Premiere

May 1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Vienna with Mozart himself directing

Historic Publication

Jul 31 "Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect" by Robert Burns is published by John Wilson in Kilmarnock, Scotland

  • Nov 7 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded in Boston, Massachusetts as the Stoughton Musical Society