Music Anniversaries in 2018

Credits and Recommended Reading

This exploration was created by Kate Duffus Stein for Smithsonian Music in celebration of the New Year 2018.

For additional reading, consider the following materials:

For 1968

“1968: A Year in the Collections.” Smithsonian Institution.
Arbuckle, Alex. “1968: Photos of Johnny Cash’s Legendary Folsom Prison Performance.” Mashable.
Cave, Damien, and Darcy Eveleigh. “In 1968, a ‘Resurrection City’ of Tents, Erected to Fight Poverty.” The New York Times, February 18, 2017, sec. U.S.
Coates, James. “Riots Follow Killing of Martin Luther King Jr.” Chicago Tribune.
Davies, David Martin. “Johnny Cash And The Story Behind ‘Folsom Prison Blues.’” Texas Public Radio.
“Elvis Presley - NBC TV Special 1968.” Dailymotion.
“Hair Premieres on Broadway - Apr 29, 1968.”
“James Brown Calms Boston Following the King Assassination - Apr 05, 1968.”
Kelly, John. “Before Occupy D.C., There Was Resurrection City.” Washington Post, December 2, 2011, sec. Local.
Kory Grow. “Inside Elvis Presley’s Legendary 1968 Comeback Special.” Rolling Stone, August 16, 2017.
nancymunhoz. Aquarius and Let the Sunshine in - Hair Musical on Broadway - David Letterman TV Show, n.d.
“Scandal of the 60s: The Raft of the Medusa - Elbphilharmonie Worldwide.”
“The Beatles.” The Beatles.
Wright, Jennifer. “The Smithsonian and the Poor People’s Campaign.” Smithsonian Institution Archives, January 17, 2017.
For 1918
Betsy Schwarm. “The Planets, Op. 32.” Encyclopedia Britannica.
David Montgomery. Igor Stravinsky: L’Histoire Du Soldat, n.d.
“Force of Destiny: The Rosa Ponselle Collection at Peabody.” Arthur Friedheim Library, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.
“Holst: ‘The Planets.’” UC Davis Arts.
Hughes, Allen. “Rosa Ponselle, Dramatic Soprano Dies.” The New York Times, May 26, 1981.
IlaryRhineKlange. Gustav Holst - The Planets, Op. 32, n.d.
John Hasse. “The First Jazz Recording Was Made by a Group of White Guys?” Smithsonian Magazine, February 24, 2016.
“Metropolitan Opera History: Rosa Ponselle.”
“Program Notes, The Planets: Gustav Holst.” New York Philharmonic, May 2016.
Wakin, Daniel J. “Stravinsky’s ‘Histoire Du Soldat’ Updated.” The New York Times, June 3, 2011, sec. Music.
For 1868
“A German Requiem.”
Alexander Poznansky. “Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian Composer).” Encyclopedia Britannica.
“Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.” Royal Opera House.
“Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Program Notes).” The Metropolitan Opera, 2014. 2 Meistersinger.pdf.
Ed Berlin. “Scott Joplin - The Man and His Music.” Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation.
“Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 [A German Requiem].”
“Gaiety Girls (Past Display Archive).” National Portrait Gallery, London, 2004.
“LONDON LANDMARK WILL BE TORN DOWN: Gaiety Theatre, Birthplace of Musical Comedy in Britain, Was Opened in 1868.” New York Times. 1950.
“Origin of the Song.” Stille Nacht Gesellschaft.
“Scott Joplin.” Encyclopedia Britannica.
“Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 ‘Winter Dreams.’”
“Symphony No. 1, ‘Winter Daydreams.’”
“Wagner’s Ring Cycle: Where to Start.” Classic FM.
For 1818
“Beethoven.” Beethoven-Haus Bonn.
“Beethoven & the Broadwood Fortepiano.” Beethoven Center, San Jose State University.
“Origin of the Song.” Stille Nacht Gesellschaft.
For 1768
“Eszterháza.” Esterházy-castle Fertőd.
“John Dickinson | United States Statesman.” Encyclopedia Britannica.
“Joseph Haydn.” Encyclopedia Britannica.
“Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809).” /en/history/joseph-haydn.
Stanley Sadie. “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.” Encyclopedia Britannica.
“‘The Liberty Song’ (1768).” Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections, 2005.
“Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.” Mozart.