On This Day

Events in Music in 1926

  • Jan 2 Melody Maker, British popular music magazine, publishes 1st issue
  • Feb 2 3 men dance Charleston for 22 hours
  • Feb 8 Sean O'Casey's "Plough & Stars" opens at Abbey Theater Dublin

Music Premiere

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

Music Premiere

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

Music Premiere

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

  • May 22 "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1

Music History

Nov 23 Noël Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC

Music Premiere

Nov 27 Béla Bartók's ballet "Miraculous Mandarin" premieres at the Cologne Opera, Germany, conducted by Eugen Szenkar

Music Premiere

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