On This Day

Events in Music on November 27

  • 1843 Opera "Bohemian Girl" by Michael William Balfe with a libretto by Alfred Bunn first produced in London

Music History

1896 "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Thus Spake Zarathustra) by Richard Strauss, inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophical novel, debuts in Frankfurt

  • 1903 Opera "Die Neugierigen Frauen" by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari is produced in Munich

Music Premiere

1926 Béla Bartók's ballet "Miraculous Mandarin" premieres at the Cologne Opera, Germany, conducted by Eugen Szenkar

  • 1937 Pro-labor musical revue "Pins & Needles" opens, produced by ILGWU
  • 1954 "By the Beautiful Sea" closes at Majestic Theater, NYC, after 270 performances
  • 1967 The Beatles release their album "Magical Mystery Tour" in US; issued as an EP in UK in December

Music Concert

1967 Jimi Hendrix headlines bill (including The Move and Pink Floyd) for 2 shows at Whitla Hall, Queens College, in Belfast - his only concerts in Ireland

Album Release

1970 George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass" - it becomes the best selling solo release of any of the Beatles, going 6X Platinum

Theatrical Finale

1977 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial NY after 66 performances

  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
  • 1989 George Harrison releases "Cheer Down" & "Poor Little Girl"
  • 1991 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Cathy Rigby, opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances

Film Release

2013 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released