Events in Music on January 25

Music Premiere

1817 Gioachino Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella) premieres in Rome

  • 1835 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani" premieres in Paris

Music Premiere

1858 Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" first played, at wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia

Music History

1885 Vincent d'Indy's "Saugefleurie" premieres

  • 1895 New Haven Symphony Orchestra of Connecticut performs its first concert
  • 1902 Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg

Music History

1905 Arnold Schoenberg's "Pelleas und Melissande" premieres at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria

Music History

1909 Richard Strauss' premier of "Elektra" in Dresden

  • 1915 Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera "Madame Sans Gêne" premieres in NYC
  • 1946 Richard Strauss' "Metamorphosis" premieres in Zurich
  • 1964 The Beatles get their first US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)

Music History

1980 Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported

American Music Awards

1982 9th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win

Music History

1988 George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"

Music Single

1994 "Bump n' Grind " single released by R. Kelly (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)

  • 1994 Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court
  • 1998 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" closes at St James Theater NYC
  • 1998 Musical "Grease" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
  • 2019 Documentary "Leaving Neverland" detailing singer Michael Jackson's relationship with two boys premieres at the Sundance Film Festival