On This Day

Events in Music on November 4

Music Premiere

1783 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Symphony No. 36" premieres in Linz, Austria

Music Premiere

1876 Johannes Brahms' 1st Symphony in C premieres in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden

  • 1890 Alexander Borodin's opera "Prince Igor" debuts at Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1890 Alexander Borodin's opera "Prince Igor" premieres in Petersburg
  • 1908 Brooklyn Academy of Music opens in NYC
  • 1946 "Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1950 "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1950 "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 269 performances
  • 1954 "Fanny" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 888 performances

Music History

1961 American folk singer-songwriter Bob Dylan makes his Carnegie Hall (NYC) debut; tickets priced at $2.00 [1]

Music Concert

1963 John Lennon utters his infamous line at a Royal Variety Performance "Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And for the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry…" in London

Album Release

1968 "Wichita Lineman" 12th album by Glen Campbell is released (Billboard Album of the Year, 1969)

  • 1990 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert Theatre, NYC; runs for 225 performances
  • 1993 "Timon of Athens" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances

Music History

1993 Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet

  • 1995 "Indiscretions" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances

Album Release

1996 British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut album "Spice", goes on to sell 23 million copies

Album Release

1997 "Come On Over" 3rd studio album by Shania Twain is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1999)

Album Release

2003 "Shock'n Y'all" 8th studio album by Toby Keith is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2004)

Music History

2015 Katy Perry is the highest paid musician of the year, earning $135 million, according to Forbes Magazine

Music Awards

2018 Camila Cabello wins four awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Bilbao, Janet Jackson accepts the Global Icon award