On This Day

Events in Music on December 2

  • 1840 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "La Favorita" premieres in Paris
  • 1877 Camille Saint-Saëns' opera "Samson et Dalila" premieres in Weimar

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1883 Johannes Brahms' "3rd Symphony in F" premieres with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms
  • 1885 Opera "Regina di Saba" premieres in Vienna

Film release premierFilm Release

1933 Fred Astaire's 1st film, "Dancing Lady", released

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • 1951 "Borscht Capades" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 90 performances
  • 1954 "Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1957 Sam Cooke's single "You Send Me" reaches #1
  • 1969 "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1970 Michael Tippett's opera "The Knot Garden" premieres in London
  • 1972 "Via Galactica" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 7 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

1978 Neil Diamond & Barbra Streisand's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" hits #1

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1985 Rupert Holmes' musical "Mystery of Edwin Drood" premieres in NYC at Imperial Theater NYC (608 performances)
  • 1993 A Webster's musical "Sunset Promenade" premieres in Los Angeles, California

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to hospital for ulcer treatment

  • 2016 Fire during a dance party at an Oakland warehouse kills 36