On This Day

Events in Music in 1913

  • Feb 3 Golden and Cawthorne's musical "Sunshine Girl" premieres in New York City
  • Mar 4 Gabriel Faure's opera "Pénélope", based on Homer's "The Odyssey", premieres at the Salle Garnie, in Monte Carlo, Monaco

Music History

May 29 Igor Stravinsky's avant-garde ballet score "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring) for the Ballets Russes premieres at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, provoking a riot

  • Jul 19 Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers Among Popular Songs"; "Malinda's Wedding Day" by singers Byron Harlan and Arthur Collins is #1 (recorded in Camden, New Jersey)

Theater Premiere

Sep 22 George M. Cohan's play "Seven Keys to Baldpate" premieres in NYC