Events in Music on January 26

Music Premiere

1790 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria

Music Premiere

1895 Alexander Gretchaninov's 1st Symphony premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov conducting

Music Premiere

1911 Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres at the Königliches Opernhaus in Dresden, Germany

Music History

1936 Joseph Stalin views Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Lady Macbeth" but he and his officials leave early and the play is denounced in state press

  • 1957 Francis Poulenc's opera "Dialogue des Carmelites" premieres at La Scala, in Milan

#1 in the Charts

1961 "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley hits #1

The Twist Dance Craze

1962 Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's "The Twist" to be impure and bans it from all Catholic schools

  • 1962 David Diamond's 7th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia
  • 1963 "Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 performances
  • 1969 "Red, White, & Maddox" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 1979 Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht, Netherlands

Music History

1980 175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro

  • 1988 "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater, NYC ; runs for 4,000+ performances
  • 1989 "Black & Blue" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 829 performances
  • 1991 "A Few Good Men" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 497 performances
  • 1992 "Little Hotel on the Side" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 1996 "Les Miserables" opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg
  • 1997 "Ideal Husband" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 308 performances

Music Single

2009 "Blame It (On the Alcohol)" single released by Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain (Billboard Song of the Year 2009)

  • 2009 "I Run to You" single by Lady Antebellum is released (Grammy Award Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal 2009, Billboard Song of the Year 2009)

Grammy Awards

2014 56th Grammy Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk win

Grammy Awards

2020 62nd Grammy Awards: Billie Eilish wins 5 Grammys, including album, record and song of the year

Music History

2022 Spotify removes Neil Young's music from its streaming platform after the singer-songwriter's ultimatum in objection to COVID-19 misinformation in Joe Rogan's podcasts [1]