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1731 in music

Jean-Philippe Rameau meets his patron, La Poupliniere. The Academy of Vocal Music changes its name to the Academy of Ancient Music. Antonio Vivaldi returns to Venice. Antonio Stradivari makes a viola that will be owned a hundred years later by Ni ...

                                               

1732 in music

Between 1732 and 1735 – Bach gives the Leipzig premiere of Georg Philipp Telemanns Passion oratorio Seliges Erwagen des Leidens und Sterbens Jesu Christi TWV 5:2 April–May – First performances, in London, of George Frideric Handels Esther as an o ...

                                               

1733 in music

Beginning date of the William Dixon manuscript of music for the Border pipes, the oldest known surviving manuscript of pipe music from the British Isles. First opera staged at the Nobile Teatro di San Giacomo di Corfù, Aurelio Aureli’s librettist ...

                                               

1734 in music

Approximate date of the William Dixon manuscript of music for the Border pipes. March 29 – Louis-Gabriel Guillemain becomes first violinist at the Royal Academy in Dijon. The subscription company called the Royal Academy of Music is wound up as a ...

                                               

1735 in music

Maurice Greene is appointed Master of the Kings Musick. Shortly before his death, Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough, acknowledges opera singer Anastasia Robinson as his wife. February 18 – Flora becomes the first opera performed in the U ...

                                               

1757 in music

LAuguste, H.122 Thomas Arne – 7 Trio Sonatas, Op. 3 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Keyboard Sonata in D minor, H.38 Fugue in A major, H.101 Keyboard Sonata in D minor, H.105 Leopold Mozart – Concerto for Trombone in G major Giovanni Battista Serini Ch ...

                                               

1791 in music

Mid-July – An emissary of Count Franz von Walsegg commissions a Requiem for the late Countess Anna from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. January 1 – Austrian composer Joseph Haydn arrives in England at the invitation of London resident impresario Johann ...

                                               

1800 in music

June 2 – The premiere of Cesare in Farmacusa, with music by Antonio Salieri and words by Carlo Prospero Defranceschi, takes place at the Karntnertortheater, Vienna. December 1 – Franz Anton Hoffmeister and Ambrosius Kuhnel establish the Bureau de ...

                                               

1802 in music

January 9 – The Harmonic Society of Philadelphia is founded, with native composer Andrew Law as its president. Composers Jan Ladislav Dussek and Louis Spohr are introduced by Herr Kiekhover in Hamburg. May 5 January 20 – Luigi Boccherini receives ...

                                               

1803 in music

5 April – first performance of Beethovens Third Piano Concerto 26 December – Haydn performs his last public concert, conducting The Seven Last Words of Christ

                                               

1804 in music

February 20 – Giovanni Paisiello is appointed Maestro di Cappella at Naples. January 23 – François-Adrien Boieldieu becomes musical director at the court of Tsar Alexander I of Russia. Nicolas Dalayrac is awarded the Legion dhonneur. May 14 – Nap ...

                                               

1805 in music

November 20 – Beethovens only opera Fidelio in its original form known retrospectively as Leonore is premiered at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. April 7 – Beethovens Symphony No. 3, Eroica, has its public premiere at the Theater an der Wien i ...

                                               

1806 in music

Carl Czerny publishes his first composition at the age of 15. The marimba is described for the first time by Juan Domingo Juarros, a Spanish historian, in his Compendium of the History of Guatemala. The poem "Twinkle Little Star" is published in ...

                                               

1807 in music

Coriolan, Op.62 6 Ecossaises, WoO 83 Mass in C, Op. 86 Symphony No.5, Op. 67 composition begins Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 61a Johann Baptist Cramer Studio per il pianoforte, Op. 50, Book 2 Piano Concerto No.5, Op. 48 Ant ...

                                               

1808 in music

Ignaz Assmayer becomes organist of St. Peters Abbey in Salzburg. December 20 – The original Covent Garden Theatre in London is destroyed by a fire, along with most of the scenery, costumes and scripts. December 22 – Beethoven concert of 22 Decemb ...

                                               

1810 in music

Ludwig van Beethoven 25 Irish Songs, WoO 152 Egmont, Op. 84, overture and incidental music first performed, composed 1809 Polonaise for Military Band, WoO 21 Ecossaise for Military Band, WoO 22 March for Military Band, WoO 20 String Quartet No. 1 ...

                                               

1812 in music

February 20 – Weber and his friend, clarinettist Heinrich Baermann, stay overnight in Berlin with the family of Baermanns former teacher Joseph Beer father of Giacomo Meyerbeer. March 8 – Composer Georg Joseph Vogler and his pupil Jacob Beer, the ...

                                               

1816 in music

April 17 – Josef von Spaun writes to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe for permission to have his poems set to music by the youthful Franz Schubert. November 19 – Carl Maria von Weber becomes engaged to soprano Caroline Brandt. November 25 – Muzio Cleme ...

                                               

1817 in music

So oder So, WoO 148 String Quintet Opus 104 Ludwig van Beethoven Divertimenti, Op. 78 Preludes, Op. 83 Frederic Chopin – Two Polonaises Ferdinando Carulli – 6 Duos for Guitar and Flute, Op. 109 Georg Gerson – Symphony in E-flat major Friedrich Do ...

                                               

1818 in music

Beethoven receives the gift of a piano from Thomas Broadwood of the London manufacturers John Broadwood & Sons. June 10 – The Teatro Nuovo at Pesaro in the Papal States of Italy opens with a performance of Gioacchino Rossinis La gazza ladra condu ...

                                               

1827 in music

The Zagreb Music Association is founded; one of its earliest members is Ivan Padovec. March 29 – The funeral of Ludwig van Beethoven is attended by huge crowds. The term "Gesamtkunstwerk" is first used in print, in an essay by Eusebius Trahndorff ...

                                               

1871 in music

December 26 – The Victorian burlesque Thespis, first of the Gilbert and Sullivan light opera collaborations, premieres at the Gaiety Theatre, London. It does modestly well, but the two composers will not again work together until 1875. Asger Hame ...

                                               

1874 in music

Richard Wagner moves into Wahnfried, the villa built for him at Bayreuth and completes Gotterdammerung. October – Bedeich Smetana completely loses his hearing, after being deaf in one ear for some time. February–March – A memorial exhibition of d ...

                                               

1875 in music

October 25 – The first performance of Tchaikovskys Piano Concerto No. 1 is given in Boston, Massachusetts, with Hans von Bulow as soloist. May – The score for the ballet Swan Lake is commissioned from Tchaikovsky premiered in 1877. January 5 – Pa ...

                                               

1876 in music

August 17 – Richard Wagners Gotterdammerung debuts in the new Bayreuth Festspielhaus. May 17 – Antonin Dvoeak begins composing his Moravian Duets. Soprano Rosa Hasselbeck marries the conductor and composer Josef Sucher. February 24 – Incidental m ...

                                               

1877 in music

November 21 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph in the United States. Ludwig Thuille and Richard Strauss meet as students at Innsbruck. They become lifelong friends. July 18 July 6 O.S. – Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky marries Ant ...

                                               

1878 in music

May 25 – Gilbert and Sullivans comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore debuts in London at the Opera Comique with a first run of 571 performances. April 9? – Franz Berwalds Symphony No. 4 receives its premiere performance, conducted by Ludvig Norman. Novembe ...

                                               

1879 in music

December 31 – Gilbert and Sullivans comic opera The Pirates of Penzance opens at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City following a token performance the day before for U.K. copyright reasons in Paignton, Devon. The Monte Carlo Philharmonic Or ...

                                               

1880 in music

Gustav Mahler completes Das klagende Lied and obtains work as a conductor at a summer theater at Bad Hall. Richard Strausss first major work, his Symphony in D minor, is premiered. November 27 – The Teatro Costanzi in Rome is inaugurated with a p ...

                                               

1881 in music

February 10 – Offenbachs Tales of Hoffmann debuts in Paris December 4 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovskys Violin Concerto is premiered in Vienna November 9 – Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 is given its public premiere in Budapest June 11 – The Nati ...

                                               

1882 in music

Gustav Mahler is employed at Olomouc Richard Strauss enters Munich University August 8–20 – Tchaikovskys 1812 Overture is premiered in a tent near the at this time unfinished Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the baton of Ippolit Al ...

                                               

1883 in music

October 22 – Opening of the first Metropolitan Opera House. The Gretsch Company, manufacturers of drums, banjos and guitars, opens in Brooklyn, N.Y. Friedrich Kiel is involved in a traffic accident from which he never completely recovered.

                                               

1885 in music

October 25 – Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4 is premiered in Meiningen Tin Pan Alley group of popular songwriters and publishers forms in New York City

                                               

1888 in music

October 5 – At the age of seven, George Enescu becomes the youngest student ever admitted to the Vienna Conservatory April 11 – The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated. August 14 – A recording of Arthur Sullivans "The Lost Chord" is played ...

                                               

1889 in music

Emile Berliner markets the first commercial gramophone records January 4 – Anton Seidl conducts Das Rheingold at the Metropolitan Opera, commencing the first performance of the Ring Cycle in the United States. May 28 – The first ever pre-recorded ...

                                               

1890 in music

Charles-Marie Widor succeeds Cesar Franck as organ professor at the Paris Conservatoire. June 21 – Richard Strauss conducts the premiere of his symphonic poem Death and Transfiguration at the Eisenach Festival. September 3 – Carl Nielsen makes th ...

                                               

1891 in music

March 16 – A performance of the Budapest Opera is interrupted by a spontaneous demonstration in support of musical director Gustav Mahler, at the time in conflict with intendant Geza Zichy and already negotiating for a position elsewhere. The ens ...

                                               

1892 in music

December 18 September 26 – Antonin Dvoeak arrives in the United States to take up his post as artistic director of the National Conservatory of Music. April 28 – Jean Sibeliuss symphonic suite Kullervo is premiered. December 6 O.S. – Pyotr Ilyich ...

                                               

1893 in music

American sisters Patty and Mildred J. Hill publish Song Stories for the Kindergarten including "Good Morning to All", which later becomes known as "Happy Birthday to You". December 16 – Antonin Dvoeaks Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" receives ...

                                               

1894 in music

The National College of Music, London, was formed by the Moss Family. The college still exists today as an examination board for music and drama. September 22 – Opening of the Teatro Lirico Internazionale in Milan. George H. Thomas develops the f ...

                                               

1895 in music

Venezuelan pianist, singer and composer Teresa Carreño divorces her husband, pianist Eugen dAlbert. It marks the end of her third marriage and his second. May 18 – Australian contralto Ada Crossley makes her London debut at the Queens Hall. Compo ...

                                               

1896 in music

December 27 – Formal premiere of Ernest Chaussons Poeme for violin and orchestra, Op. 25, with Eugene Ysaye as soloist, at Nancy, France. Gabriel Faure takes over from Theodore Dubois as organist of the church of La Madeleine, Paris. Engelbert Hu ...

                                               

1897 in music

The pan-African anthem "Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika" "God Bless Africa" is composed as a Xhosa hymn by South African teacher Enoch Sontonga; versions become the national anthem of 5 countries including Tanzanias "Mungu ibariki Afrika". Andre Messager b ...

                                               

1898 in music

"She is the Belle of New York" w. Hugh Morton m. Gustave Kerker "The Rosary" w. Robert Cameron Rogers m. Ethelbert Nevin "When You Were Sweet Sixteen" w.m. James Thornton "Goodnight, Little Girl, Goodnight" w. Julai M. Hays m. J. C. Macy "My Old ...

                                               

1899 in music

April 26 Jean Sibeliuss Symphony No. 1 is premiered in Helsinki. March 3 – Richard Strauss conducts the premiere of Ein Heldenleben with the Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester. Tenor Antonio Paoli makes his debut in Rossinis William Tell in ...

                                               

1900 in music

February 22 – Jacques Thibaud, violin, with the composer himself at the piano, gives the world premieee of George Enescus Second Violin Sonata in Paris, on a concert that was part of the Concerts Colonne series. The Philadelphia Orchestra is foun ...

                                               

1901 in music

The classical music publishing firm Universal Edition is founded in Vienna. Geraldine Farrar makes her operatic debut. Ragtime popularity grows. December 9 – Violinist Jaroslav Kocian makes his debut at St Jamess Hall. Percy Grainger makes his re ...

                                               

1902 in music

April 11 – Tenor Enrico Caruso makes the first million-selling recording, for the Gramophone Company in Milan. June 9 – The first complete performance of Gustav Mahlers Symphony No. 3 is given in Krefeld. December 1 – Carl Nielsen conducts the pr ...

                                               

1903 in music

February 23 – March 8 – George Enescu conducts the world premieres of three of his works, the Suite No. 1 for orchestra, op. 9, in C major, and the two Romanian Rhapsodies, op. 11, in A major and D major, as part of a concert at the Romanian Athe ...

                                               

1904 in music

The Gramophone Company records the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria G.C. 03033 performed by Dame Nellie Melba with Jan Kubelik on violin. September 12 – Pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski gives a concert in Wellington, New Zealand. June 9 – The Queens Hall Orche ...

                                               

1905 in music

January 6 – Premiere of Leos Janaceks piano cycle On an Overgrown Path at the "Besedni dum" Hall in Brno. October – The opera house at Nancy, France, is destroyed by fire. September – The lyrics of Rabindranath Tagores song "Amar Shonar Bangla" a ...

                                               

1906 in music

December 11 – The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra plays its first concert, the oldest continuously active professional orchestra in Australia. May 27 – Gustav Mahlers Symphony No. 6 receives its premiere in Essen, Germany. Amelita Galli-Curci makes ...

                                               

1907 in music

Cosima Wagner steps down from her position as head of the Bayreuth Festival. She is succeeded by her son Siegfried. General Porfirio Diaz orders a mariachi band to wear upper-class clothing a charro suit when they play for the visiting United Sta ...

                                               

1908 in music

March 15 – Maurice Ravels Rapsodie espagnole receives its premiere in Paris. September 19 – Premiere of Gustav Mahlers Symphony No. 7 in Prague. December 3 – Edward Elgars Symphony No. 1 receives its premiere in Manchester. April 11 – Spyridon Sa ...

                                               

1909 in music

May 12 – Leopold Stokowski makes his debut as a conductor, for the Colonne Orchestra in Paris. November 8 – Boston Opera House in the United States opens with a performance of La Gioconda starring Lillian Nordica and Louise Homer. November 28 – S ...

                                               

1910 in music

June 25 – Igor Stravinskys ballet, The Firebird, is premiered in Paris October – Pietro Mascagni and Giacomo Puccini make up after their 1905 quarrel November 10 – Edward Elgar conducts the premiere of his Violin Concerto, with Fritz Kreisler pla ...

                                               

1911 in music

February 21 – Gustav Mahler, who had contracted bacterial endocarditis and was running a fever of 104 degrees, conducts his last concert, with the New York Philharmonic, of which he had been principal conductor since 1909. June 15 – Igor Stravins ...

                                               

1914 in music

January – First Finnish performance of Jean Sibeliuss tone poem Luonnotar, with soprano Aino Ackte and conductor Georg Schneevoigt. October 15 – In Rovigo, Beniamino Gigli makes his operatic debut in Amilcare Ponchiellis La Gioconda. January 1 – ...

                                               

1915 in music

Composer Alban Berg enters service with the Austro-Hungarian Army. December 8 – Jean Sibeliuss Symphony No. 5 is premiered by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra at a birthday concert for him. Composer Herbert Howells is given six months to live, ...

                                               

1916 in music

Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia accepts its first students. German soprano Vali von der Osten marries tenor Fritz Windgassen. March 10 – Sir Hubert Parry writes the choral setting of William Blakes poem "And did those feet in ancient ...

                                               

1917 in music

Songs of the First World War become popular in the U.S. Eddie Cantor makes his first recordings First African American jazz recordings made by Wilbur Sweatmans Band May 12 – Bela Bartoks ballet The Wooden Prince is premiered in Budapest March 7 – ...

                                               

1918 in music

January 18 – The Historic Concert for the Benefit of Widows and Orphans of Austrian and Hungarian Soldiers at the Konzerthaus, Vienna. February 13 – May Mukle and Rebecca Clarke give a recital at the Aeolian Hall in New York City, accompanied by ...

                                               

1919 in music

Elsie Griffin joins the DOyly Carte Opera Company. January 18 – The pianist Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of Poland. May 3 – The National Association of Negro Musicians is established in Washington, D.C. under the leadership of Nora Holt and ...

                                               

1920 in music

December 4 – Premiere of the opera Die tote Stadt by 23-year-old Erich Wolfgang Korngold. It later becomes known that the librettist, "Paul Schott", is Korngolds father Julius. November 15 – First complete public performance of Gustav Holsts suit ...

                                               

1921 in music

Clarence Williams makes his first recordings Cyril Rootham dedicates his "Suite in Three Movements" for flute and piano to French flautist Louis Fleury. November – A month before his death, Camille Saint-Saens, 86, gives a final recital. subscrip ...

                                               

1922 in music

Richard Tauber joins the Vienna State Opera. October 11 – Leila Megàne makes the first complete recording of Sir Edward Elgars Sea Pictures, with Elgar himself conducting. Kid Ory makes his first recordings. All musical compositions written in th ...

                                               

1923 in music

November 11 – Premiere of John Fouldss World Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It is repeated on that date each year until 1926. Explosion of recordings of African American musicians; Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Arms ...

                                               

1924 in music

First national anthem of Mongolia introduced. February 18 – First recordings by Bix Beiderbecke. February 15 – The inaugural concert of microtonal music in Mexico City by the Grupo Sonido 13, directed by Julian Carrillo, including the premiere of ...

                                               

1925 in music

April 3 – Gustav Holsts opera At the Boars Head is premiered in Manchester. March 1 – Edgard Vareses Integrales is premiered in New York City. Blind Lemon Jeffersons recording career begins. February 26 – Eight Popular Victor Artists record "A Mi ...

                                               

1926 in music

First recordings by Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers Opening of the Salzburger Festspielhaus May 12 – Dmitri Shostakovichs Symphony No. 1 premieres in Leningrad. The composer is 19 years old. June 26 – Vaclav Talich conducts the world prem ...

                                               

1927 in music

July 1 – Bela Bartoks Piano Concerto No. 1 is premiered in Frankfurt with the composer at the piano and Wilhelm Furtwangler conducting. Recording careers begin for The Soul Stirrers. December 31 – The original Savoy Orpheans and Savoy Havana Lond ...

                                               

1928 in music

September 21 – Al Jolson marries Ruby Keeler. The first commercial recordings of Cajun music are released. Scrapper Blackwell makes his first recordings for Vocalion Records. April 27 – Igor Stravinskys ballet Apollon musagete receives its premie ...

                                               

1929 in music

First recording date for a commercially issued RCA Victor 33⅓ rpm LP: Victor Salon Suite No. 1 arranged and directed by Nathaniel Shilkret Season opening of Sergei Diaghilevs Ballets Russes, in Paris, with the first performances of Igor Stravinsk ...

                                               

1930 in music

May 10 The film version of the stage hit Hold Everything is released. Winnie Lightner and Joe E. Brown star in this Technicolor musical which opens to rave reviews. Of the films song, "When the Little Red Roses Get the Blues for You", becomes a h ...

                                               

1931 in music

The Romen Theatre opens as a studio in Moscow. Mary Garden makes her last appearance with Chicago Opera, before retiring to her native Scotland. January 24 October 20 – The Indian Music Circle, dedicated to the revival of Indian classical music, ...

                                               

1932 in music

May 1 – The music to John Alden Carpenters ballet Skyscrapers is recorded by the Victor Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Nathaniel Shilkret; in addition to be being issued as six sides on 78 rpm discs, the recording is made available as ...

                                               

1933 in music

Georges Bizets Symphony in C is rediscovered in the library of the Conservatoire de Paris. February – Billie Holiday is "discovered" singing at Monettes club. Gorni Kramer forms his first jazz band. Perry Como begins singing with the Freddie Carl ...

                                               

1934 in music

African American jazz musician Sun Ras professional musical career begins. The Fujiwara Opera, Japans oldest professional western opera company, is founded in Tokyo by Yoshie Fujiwara. A former London roller skating rink reopens as the BBCs Maida ...

                                               

1935 in music

date unknown February 26 – Georges Bizets Symphony in C 1855 is performed for the first time, under Felix Weingartner, in Basel, Switzerland. Natalino Otto makes his debut on US radio. Brussels Philharmonic is founded as Groot Symfonie-Orkest wit ...

                                               

1936 in music

Count Basie begins recording with his own band, which includes Lester Young. John Serry Sr. begins extended appearances at the Star Light Roof in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel with the Lester Lanin Orchestra in New York City. December 24 – Release of ...

                                               

1937 in music

June 8 – June 2 – The incomplete version of Alban Bergs opera Lulu is premiered in Zurich it is later completed in a version premiered in 1979 May 12 – At the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Westminster Abbey, William Waltons ...

                                               

1938 in music

Benny Goodman plays the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, considered a legitimisation of the genre. It is recorded live and issued in 1950 as The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert. Bela Bartoks Sonata for two pianos and p ...

                                               

1939 in music

November 1 – Bruno Walter leaves Germany for the United States. August 22 – "You Are My Sunshine" first recorded. December – Ali Akbar Khan accompanies Ravi Shankar on the sarod during the latters debut performance at the annual music conference ...

                                               

1940 in music

Gesang Martohartono, the legendary Kroncong musician from Indonesia, releases his most popular composition, "Bengawan Solo". August – Edmundo Ros forms his own rumba band. Heino Eller becomes professor of composition at the Tallinn Conservatory. ...

                                               

1941 in music

January 5 – Ernesto Bonino makes his debut on Italian radio. January 15 – Olivier Messiaens Quatuor pour la fin du temps is premiered by the composer and fellow prisoners-of-war in Stalag VIII-A in Silesia. The National Negro Opera Company is lau ...

                                               

1942 in music

July 21 – In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Goldman Band performs a unique concert, playing all original works. This is the first time a concert of music originally composed for the wind ensemble has been performed. March 27 – Johnny Me ...

                                               

1943 in music

January 1 Sinatra becomes a featured singer on the popular Your Hit Parade radio program, and the co-star of the series Broadway Bandbox. By fall, he has left Bandbox to star in his own series Songs By Sinatra. Frank Sinatra appears at The Paramo ...

                                               

1944 in music

October 25 – Florence Foster Jenkins gives a recital in Carnegie Hall. August 19 – Italian singers Lucia Mannucci and Virgilio Savona get married. Autumn – Peggy Guggenheims The Art of This Century gallery on Manhattan releases a 78 rpm 3-record ...

                                               

1945 in music

Reynaldo Hahn is appointed director of the Paris Opera. November 26 – Charlie Parker makes his first recording as a lead player, also featuring Miles Davis. October 25 – Philharmonia Orchestra plays its first concert, in London. September 1 – Tri ...

                                               

1946 in music

Chet Atkins makes his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry. Georgia Gibbs signs with the Majestic label. B. B. King begins working as a professional musician in Memphis, Tennessee. September 11 – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra holds its first ...

                                               

1947 in music

George Jones begins performing. Patti Page signs with Mercury. Bernard Greenhouse and John Serry Sr. appear in Studio One on the CBS network. October – Enrico De Angelis leaves Quartetto Cetra to join the army. Lucia Mannucci replaces him. August ...

                                               

1948 in music

Bruno Maderna meets Hermann Scherchen for the first time: a fundamental encounter. April 21 – National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain gives its first concert. December – Perry Como has his first television Christmas Special. John Serry Sr. meet ...

                                               

1949 in music

Gorni Kramer starts working for musical impresarios Garinei and Giovannini. September 5 – Wagnerian tenor Walter Widdop appears at The Proms, singing "Lohengrins Farewell", the day before his sudden death at the age of 51. December 15 – Birdland ...

                                               

1950 in music

Isaak Dunayevsky is named Peoples Artist of the USSR. August – Herbert Howells Hymnus Paradisi is premiered at the Three Choirs Festival. August 29 – The first American Music Competition of the Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity is won by Richard ...

                                               

1951 in music

September 11 – The Rakes Progress, an opera by Igor Stravinsky with libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, premieres in Venice, conducted by the composer. March 3-5 – Jackie Brenston "and His Delta Cats" actually Ike Turners Kings of Rhythm ...

                                               

1952 in music

October 7 – First edition of Bob Horns Bandstand is broadcast as a local show from station WFIL-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is later renamed American Bandstand and syndicated. November 14 – First UK Singles Chart published by the New Mus ...

                                               

1953 in music

The Erato Records label is founded to promote French classical music. November 17 – Carl Ebert is announced as the new Intendant of the Stadtische Oper, West Berlin. October – Sir Arthur Bliss replaces Sir Arnold Bax as Master of the Queens Music ...

                                               

1954 in music

The Drifters form. The Newport Jazz Festival is established by George Wein. February 1 – Johnny "Guitar" Watson records "Space Guitar" pioneering reverb and feedback techniques on guitar São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra is founded. May 5 – The ...

                                               

1955 in music

January 7 Marian Anderson is the first African American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets first appears on the British charts. January 1 – RCA Victor announces a marke ...

                                               

1956 in music

Roy Orbison signs with Sun Records. January 3 – Bach: The Goldberg Variations, Glenn Goulds debut solo piano recording, is released by Columbia Records in the United States; it sells 40.000 copies by 1960. Buddy Hollys first recording sessions fo ...

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