Today in Music History for Friday, May 24, 2013
- 1911 - Edward Elgar conducts the premiere of his Symphony No. 2 in London
- 1918 - Béla Bartók's opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle (composed 1911) is premiered in Budapest.
- 1936 - Historic jazz concert at New York’s Imperial Theater - including clarinetist Artie Shaw’s new band that featured a string section
- 1956 - Tenor saxophonists John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins record Tenor Madness