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Events in Music in 1926

  • Feb 2 3 men dance Charleston for 22 hours
  • Feb 8 Sean O'Casey's "Plough & Stars" opens at Abbey Theater Dublin

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Mar 17 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Girl Friend" premieres in NYC

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers

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Apr 25 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini

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May 12 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Symphony premieres in Leningrad

  • May 22 "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1
Oh, Kay! advertised on the side of a London bus by an unknown photographer.
Oh, Kay! advertised on the side of a London bus by an unknown photographer.
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Nov 23 Noël Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

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Nov 27 Béla Bartok's ballet "Miraculous Mandarin" premieres in Keulen

Composer and Pianist Béla Bartok
Composer and Pianist
Béla Bartok

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Dec 16 Darius Milhaud's opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris

Composer Darius Milhaud
Composer
Darius Milhaud