On This Day

Events in Music on January 15

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1785 Mozart's string quartet opus 10 premieres

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1866 Bedrich Smetana's opera "Branibori v Cechach" premieres in Prague

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1895 Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St Petersburg (1/27 NS)

  • 1915 Sydney, Kern & Smith's musical "Love o' Mike" premieres in NYC
  • 1919 Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes first premier of Poland
  • 1945 "Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 performances

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1955 Dmitri Shostakovich's "From Jewish Folk Poetry" premieres in Leningrad

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1961 Berry Gordy signs The Supremes with Motown Records

Record Company Owner Berry Gordy
Record Company Owner
Berry Gordy
Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • 1971 "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1971 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single in the UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1989 "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 176 performances