Events in Music on November 17

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1839 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di" premieres in Milan

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1842 Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London)
  • 1866 Opera "Mignon" is produced in Paris

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1876 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.

  • 1888 Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1904 George Cohan's musical "Little Johnny Jones" premieres in NYC
  • 1930 Musical "Sweet & Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC
  • 1941 Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • 1945 "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1962 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 performances

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1962 Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's musical "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 257 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1967 Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names
  • 1968 John Kander and Fred Ebbs' musical "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 305 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1980 John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1981 "1st" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • 1983 "La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 performances
  • 1986 "Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1987 The Madonna compilation album "You Can Dance" is released

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 1991 "Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1992 "Gypsy Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 55 performances
  • 1993 "Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 1994 "Sunset Boulevard" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 977 performances
  • 1996 "Present Laughter" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC

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1998 Whitney Houston releases "My Love is Your Love"

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Music release#1 in the Charts

1998 Mariah Carey releases "#1's"

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

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2003 Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears