On This Day

Events in Music on January 24

  • 1874 Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1914 Opera "Madeleine" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933 Noël Coward's "Design for Living" premieres in NYC

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District" is performed in Moscow; roundly criticized by the Communist Party, it was banned in the Soviet Union until 1961

Music releaseMusic Recording

1936 Benny Goodman and orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records

Clarinetist and Bandleader Benny Goodman
Clarinetist and Bandleader
Benny Goodman
  • 1942 Musical "Star & Garter" premieres in NYC
  • 1948 "Music in My Heart" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 performances
  • 1959 "Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 performances
  • 1959 Dmitri Shostakovich's comedy "Cheryomushk" premieres in Moscow

AgreementContract of Interest

1962 Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles

Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager Brian Epstein
Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager
Brian Epstein
  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre St Denis, Montreal

Music releaseAlbum Release

2011 "21" 2nd studio album by Adele is released (Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2012, Brit Award for British Album of the Year, 2011 Billboard Album of the Year)

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele