On This Day

Events in Music in December 1951

Music Premiere

Dec 1 Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" premieres in London

  • Dec 2 "Borscht Capades" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 90 performances

Music History

Dec 4 Aaron Copland's and Jerome Robbins' ballet "The Pied Piper" premieres in New York City

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland
Choreographer, Director and Theater Producer Jerome Robbins
Choreographer, Director and Theater Producer
Jerome Robbins
  • Dec 8 "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 267 performances
  • Dec 11 "The Wild Side of Life" single recorded by Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys (Billboard Song of the Year 1952)
  • Dec 24 1st televised opera (Amahl & Night Visitor)