On This Day

Events in Music in 1786

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Poet and Lyricist Robert Burns
Poet and Lyricist
Robert Burns
  • Nov 7 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.