Events in Music in 1930

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Jan 18 Dmitri Shostakovich's satirical opera "The Nose" premieres in Leningrad

  • Feb 1 Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt
  • Feb 8 "Happy Days Are Here Again" by Benny Mereoff hits #1
  • Feb 26 "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
  • Mar 28 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)

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Apr 1 "The Blue Angel" starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role premieres in Germany

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich
  • Apr 18 BBC news announcer announces "there is no news" at 20:45 news bulletin, plays music instead

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Oct 14 George Gershwin and Ira Gershin's musical "Girl Crazy" starring Ginger Rogers and Ethel Merman premieres in NYC

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Oct 22 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult
  • Oct 26 Dmitri Shostakovich's ballet "Zolotoy Vyek" premieres in Leningrad
  • Nov 17 Musical "Sweet & Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC

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Nov 18 Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope

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Nov 28 Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic" premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Dec 3 Richard Rodgers/L Hart's musical "Evergreen" premieres in London
  • Dec 8 Cole Porter's musical "NYCers" premieres in NYC