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What happened on this day in music history? Which composers were born on this day, who died, what music was written, and what was performed? Introducing our brand new book The Big Book of Classical Music by Darren Henley, Sam Jackson and Tim Lihoreau, jam-packed with quotes, facts and juicy info about the world of classical music - for all 366 days of the year! We've picked a selection of important dates and facts to whet your appetite, so what are you waiting for?
May Day marks the day Czech composer Dvorak died in his home city of Prague in 1904. But it's not all doom and gloom: Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro received its premiere in 1786 - and opera was all the better for it.
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