On This Day

Events in Music in October 1938

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Oct 10 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st String Quartet

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Oct 16 Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago

Composer Aaron Copland
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Aaron Copland
  • Oct 25 The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".