Events in Music on March 4

  • 1830 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Capuleti e i Montecchi" premieres at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy

Music History

1877 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" has its world premiere, performed by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow

Music Premiere

1895 Gustav Mahler conducts the premiere of his incomplete 2nd Symphony ("Resurrection") in Berlin, Germany, with the Berlin Philharmonic; complete version debuts in December

  • 1913 Gabriel Faure's opera "Pénélope", based on Homer's "The Odyssey", premieres at the Salle Garnie, in Monte Carlo, Monaco

Music History

1966 John Lennon says "We (the Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"

Academy of Country Music Awards

1968 3rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Lynn Anderson win

  • 1973 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America
  • 1977 Roger Sessions' 6th Symphony premieres (in fully completed form) in New York City with José Serebrier conducting the Juilliard Orchestra
  • 1979 "Grand Tour" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 61 performances

Music Concert

1992 Singer-songwriter Paul Simon tapes an acoustic concert performance for "MTV Unplugged" at Kaufman-Astoria Studios in Queens, NYC

  • 1993 "Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances