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 Premiere

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

  • 1885 Opera "Regina di Saba" premieres in Vienna
  • 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 Oscar Brown, Jr's musical "Buck White", starring Muhammad Ali, opens at George Abbott Theatre, NYC, runs 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

#1 in the Charts

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

  • 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

Music History

1994 Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to hospital for ulcer treatment

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