Return Today in the History of Music Return

DECEMBER 17

1749 Domenico Cimarosa (Italian Composer) Italian Composers Classical Music
1894 Arthur Fiedler (Boston-born Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra) Arthur Fielder Classical Music
1910 Sy Oliver (Michigan-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter, Composer, Bandleader) Sy Oliver Jazz African American Performing Artists
1939 Eddie Kendricks (Alabama-born African-American Popular Singer; Member of "The Temptations") Alabama Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African-American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Icon
Icon
1853 Johannes Brahms Plays the First Public Performance of His: Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, Op. 1, and "Scherzo" in eb Johannes Brahms Composer Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1865 Franz Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony in b (No. "8") Is Premiered in Vienna, Austria Franz Schubert Composer Historic Firsts American Public Media
1879 Anton Dvorák's "String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51" Is First Performed in Prague Anton Dvorák Composer Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1892 Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker First Performed Pyotr IlyichTchaikovsky Composers Ballet Historic Firsts
1926 Benny Goodman Records his First Solo "He's The Last Word" Benny Goodman Popular Musicians PBS
1953 Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 Is First Performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Dmitri Shostakovich Composer Historic Firsts American Public Media
1994 In Montreal, 26-year-old Popular Singer, Céline Dion, Marries Her 51-year-old Longtime Manager René Angélil Canadian Performing Artists Popular Musicians Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Have an item you would like for us to add? Let us know!

Click Here! E-mail