Events in Music on March 12

  • 1832 The ballet La Sylphide first premieres at the OpĂ©ra de Paris.

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1857 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Simon Boccanegra" premieres in Venice

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1897 Vincent d'Indy's opera "Fervaal" premieres in Brussells
  • 1947 "Chocolate Soldier" opens at Century Theater NYC for 69 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954 1st performance of Arnold Schoenberg's "Moses und Aaron"

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1958 3rd Eurovision Song Contest: Andre Claveau for France wins singing "Dors, mon amour" in Hilversum

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Music awardsMusic Awards

1964 6th Grammy Awards: Days of Wine & Roses, Barbra Streisand wins 2

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1966 Love's 1st album released "Love"

Music awardsMusic Awards

1969 11th Grammy Awards: "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" by Glen Campbell wins best record

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 1981 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Marry Me a Little," premieres in NYC
  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Broadway/Imperial NYC for 4000+ performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1991 5th Soul Train Music Awards: Johnny Gill, Mariah Carey win

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • 1998 "Sound of Music" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC