Events in Music on November 5

Music Premiere

1846 Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony in C premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany, with Felix Mendelssohn conducting

  • 1882 Bedřich Smetana's complete "Má Vlast" premieres, conducted by Adolf Čech, at Žofín Palace, Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (now Czech Republic)
  • 1883 Edward Harrigan's musical farce "Cordelia's Aspirations" premieres at Theatre Comique, NYC

Music Premiere

1894 Richard Strauss' tone poem "Till Eulenspiegel" premieres

  • 1901 Debut concert of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Emil Młynarski; program features Zygmunt Stojowski's Symphony in D minor (Op. 21)
  • 1919 Ir à Steringa Idzerda begins hosting "soirée-musical" on Dutch radio
  • 1955 The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens after it was destroyed in World War II, with Ludwig van Beethoven's "Fidelio"

Television Debut

1956 "The Nat King Cole Show" debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

  • 1958 Gian Carlo Menotti's musical drama "Maria Golovin" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 5 performances
  • 1966 The Monkees score their 1st Billboard No. 1 - ‘Last Train To Clarksville’, written by Bobby Hart and Tommy Boyce

Music History

1967 The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people; survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb

Music History

1974 Dmitri Shostakovich completes Michelangelo songs

Album Release

1982 George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo", his tenth solo album

  • 1985 Paul Schierhorn's rock musical "The News" opens at Helen Hayes Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances

Music Premiere

1987 Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairytale musical "Into the Woods" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC; runs for 764 performances, wins 3 Tony Awards and 5 Drama Desk Awards

Music History

1989 Revival of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weil's "Threepenny Opera" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 65 performances

  • 1992 Revival of George Kelly's 1924 play "The Show Off", starring Boyd Gaines and Pat Carroll, opens at Criterion Center Stage Right, NYC; runs for 45 performances

Music History

2010 Keith Richards' autobiography "Life" tops New York Times bestseller list

Music History

2018 Spice Girls announce a new tour without "Posh Spice" Victoria Beckham

Hall of Fame

2022 37th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo; Duran Duran; Eminem; Eurythmics; Dolly Parton; Lionel Richie; Carly Simon; Judas Priest; Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis; Harry Belafonte; Elizabeth Cotten; Allen Grubman; Jimmy Iovine; and Sylvia Robinson [1]