On This Day

Events in Music on February 10

  • 1794 Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E premieres

Music History

1860 Johannes Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres

Music Premiere

1878 Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F premieres

  • 1881 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman" premieres in Paris
  • 1882 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Snyegurochka" premieres in St Petersburg

Music Premiere

1931 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "America's Sweetheart" premieres on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre, NYC

Music History

1934 Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount" premieres in NYC

#1 in the Charts

1940 "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1

  • 1945 "Rum & Coca-Cola" by Andrews Sisters hits #1

Theater Premiere

1949 Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC

  • 1951 "John and Marsha" by Stan Freberg, a parody of daytime soap operas which had only two voices repeating each other's names, peaks at #21 in the USA
  • 1960 "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 performances
  • 1960 Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner" premieres

Music Premiere

1961 Walter Piston's 7th Symphony, commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra premieres under direction of Eugene Ormandy; wins 1961 Pulitzer Prize

  • 1968 "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3

Music Concert

1971 Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa

  • 1974 "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • 1977 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 performances

#1 in the Charts

1979 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1

Album Release

1986 "John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released posthumously

  • 1991 "La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances

Music History

1993 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

Album Release

2004 Kanye West releases his debut album "The College Dropout" (2005 Grammy Best Rap Album)

Olympic Games

2006 XX Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

Grammy Awards

2008 50th Grammy Awards: Amy Winehouse wins 5 awards including song "Rehab", Herbie Hancock wins Album of the Year

  • 2013 55th Grammy Awards: "Somebody That I Used To Know" (Goyte), "We Are Young" (fun), and "Babel" (Mumford & Sons) win

Grammy Awards

2013 55th Grammy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

Music Single

2014 "This Is How We Roll" single released by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan (Billboard Song of the Year 2014)

Grammy Awards 2019

2019 61st Grammy Awards: Childish Gambino first rapper to win Best Song and Best Record for "This Is America", best album "Golden Hour" Kacey Musgraves