One of the world’s three finest concert halls, the Musikverein, opens in Vienna, Austria.
Built by the Friends of Music Society, it is to be the home of an equally great orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic. Vienna’s first professional orchestra, it first plays under composer Otto Nicolai on March 28, 1842.
Historic premieres in the hall include symphonies by Brahms and Bruckner, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, waltzes by Johann Strauss, and many more. (*) The world-famous Vienna Boys’ Choir is associated.
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After four studio albums that mostly fizzled, English musician Peter Frampton releases what will become the biggest-selling live (double) album of its time, Frampton Comes Alive!
It’s a US#1 four times in a single year, spending 97 weeks on the charts (UK#6).
By 2001: 18 million sales. (*) Well-known singles include Show Me the Way (US#6,UK#10)(heavy on the talk box) and Baby, I Love Your Way (US#12)(heard in the soundtrack of 1994 film Reality Bites) . Way way to go, Peter.
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