Events in Music on January 24

  • 1874 Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1875 Camille Saint-Saëns' "Danse Macabre" premieres
  • 1914 Opera "Madeleine" premieres in NYC

Music History

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

Music History

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 Recording

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

  • 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

Contract of Interest

1962 Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles

  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre St Denis, Montreal

Album Release

2011 "21" second 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)