On This Day

Events in Music in December 1939

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Dec 3 Dmitri Shostakovich's 6th Symphony premieres

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Dec 6 Cole Porter's musical "Du Barry was a Lady" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter
  • Dec 7 William Walton's violinist concert premieres in Cleveland