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1903 in music

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1903 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1903.

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Events

  • February 11 - Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony is premiered in Vienna
  • February 23 (Julian = March 8 Gregorian) – 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 Athenaeum in Bucharest.
  • Enrico Caruso joins cast of New York's Metropolitan Opera Company and makes first records for the Victor Talking Machine Company.
  • Frederick Delius marries Jelka Rosen.
  • Mississippi John Hurt begins performing.
  • Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland premieres.
  • Charles W. Clark is the first American to give a concert at the Paris National Conservatoire of Music, an honor that had not been given to an American in seventy years of those concerts.
  • Published popular music

  • "Always In The Way" w.m. Charles K. Harris
  • "Always Leave Them Laughing When You Say Goodbye" w.m. George M. Cohan
  • "Are We To Part Like This?" w.m. Harry Castling & Charles Collins
  • "Anona" w.m. Vivian Grey
  • "Bedelia" w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz
  • "The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous" w.m. Dan McAvoy
  • "The Burning of Rome" by E. T. Paull
  • "By The Sycamore Tree" w. George V. Hobart m. Max Hoffmann
  • "Congo Love Song" w.m. Bob Cole & J. Rosamond Johnson
  • "Daisy Donahue" w. James O'Dea m. Robert J. Adams
  • "Dear Old Girl" w. Richard Henry Buck m. Theodore F. Morse
  • "Dear Sing Sing" Schwartz
  • "Down At The Old Bull And Bush" w.m. Florrie Forde
  • "Flowers Of Dixieland" w. Edgar Smith m. J. Rosamond Johnson
  • "General Hardtack On Guard" w.m. Dave Reed Jr
  • "Good-bye, Eliza Jane" w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Harry Von Tilzer
  • "Hamlet Was A Melancholy Dane" w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz
  • "Hannah!" by Joseph Farrell
  • "He Was A Sailor" w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz
  • "Hurrah For Baffin's Bay" w. Vincent Bryan m. Theodore F. Morse
  • "I Can't Do The Sum" w. Glen MacDonough m. Victor Herbert
  • "I Could Love You In A Steam Heat Flat" w. Vincent Bryan m. J. B. Mullen
  • "I Never Could Love Like That" Bowman, Johns
  • "Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider" w. Eddie Leonard m. Eddie Munson
  • "I'm A Jonah Man" w.m. Alex Rogers
  • "I'm On The Water Wagon Now" w. Paul West m. John Walter Bratton
  • "I'm Thinking Of You All The While" Reed Jnr
  • "I'm Wearing My Heart Away For You" w.m. Charles K. Harris
  • "In The Village By The Sea" w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Stanley Crawford
  • "Indolence" Jason Mathews
  • "Is Your Mother In, Molly Malone?" w.m. Mills & Everard
  • "It Takes the Irish to Beat the Dutch" w. Edward Madden m. Theodore F. Morse
  • "It Was The Dutch" w. Vincent Bryan m. J. B. Mullen
  • "It's The Man In The Sailor Suit" w. Fred C. Farrell m. Theodore F. Morse
  • "Jack Tar March" by John Philip Sousa
  • "Julie" w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz
  • "Lazy Moon" w. Bob Cole m. J. Rosamond Johnson
  • "Like A Star That Falls From Heaven" w. Arthur Lamb m. Kerry Mills
  • "Little Yellow Bird" w.m. C. W. Murphy & William Hargreaves
  • "The Maid Of Timbucktoo" w. James Weldon Johnson m. Bob Cole
  • "The March Of The Toys" m. Victor Herbert
  • "Main Gazebo" Chris Praetorius
  • "Mary Ellen" Bryan, Lemonier
  • "Melody Of Love" w. Tom Glazer m. H. Engelmann
  • "The Military Band" m. Victor Herbert
  • "Moriaty" w. Charles Horwitz m. Fred V. Bowers
  • "Mother O' Mine" w. Rudyard Kipling m. Frank E. Tours
  • "My Cosy Corner Girl" w. Charles Noel Douglas m. John Walter Bratton
  • "My Hula Lula Girl" by Jean Schwartz & William Jerome
  • "My Little Coney Isle" w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Harry Von Tilzer
  • "My Little Creole Babe" w.m. Maude Nugent
  • "My Little 'Rang Outang" w. Edward Madden m. Theodore F. Morse
  • "Navajo" w. Harry H. Williams m. Egbert Van Alstyne
  • "An Old Man's Darling" w.m. Fred Murray & George Everard
  • "Only A Dream Of A Golden Past" w. Alfred Bryan m. Stanley Crawford
  • "Out Where The Breakers Roar" w. Harlow Hyde m. H. W. Petrie
  • "Over The Pilsner Foam" w. Vincent Bryan m. J. B. Mullen
  • "Palm Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin
  • "Please Mother, Buy Me A Baby" w.m. Will D. Cobb & Gus Edwards
  • "The Saftest Of The Family" w. Harry Lauder & Bobry Beaton m. Harry Lauder
  • "Save It For Me" w. James Weldon Johnson m. Bob Cole
  • "Spring Beautiful Spring" m. Paul Lincke
  • "Stop Your Ticklin', Jock" w. Harry Lauder & Frank Folley m. Harry Lauder
  • "Summer Breeze March & Two-Step" by James Scott
  • "There's A Little Street In Heaven That They Call Broadway" w. Jack T. Waldron & A. Baldwin Sloane m. A. Baldwin Sloane
  • "Toyland" w. Glen MacDonough m. Victor Herbert
  • "The Toymaker's Shop" m. Victor Herbert
  • "Two Eyes Of Blue" w. George H. Taylor m. Leslie Stuart
  • "Two Eyes Of Brown" w. Edward Madden m. Stephen Howard
  • "Under A Panama" w. Vincent Bryan m. J. B. Mullen
  • "Under The Anheuser Bush" w.m. Andrew B. Sterling & Harry Von Tilzer
  • "Up In A Coconut Tree" w. Edward Madden m. Theodore F. Morse
  • "Upper Broadway After Dark" w. Edward Gardinier m. Maurice Levi
  • "When I'm Away From You Dear" w.m. Paul Dresser
  • "The Woodchuck Song" w. Robert Hobart Davis m. Theodore F. Morse
  • "The Wreck Of The Old '97" w.m. Henry C. Work
  • "Your Dad Gave His Life For His Country" w. Harry J. Breen m. T. Mayo Geary
  • "You're The Flower Of My Heart, Sweet Adeline" w. Richard H. Gerard m. Henry W. Armstrong
  • Recorded popular music

  • "Always In The Way" (w.m. Charles K. Harris)
    - Byron G. Harlan on Edison Records
  • "Any Rags?" (w.m. Thomas S. Allen)
    - Arthur Collins on Edison
  • "The Arrow And The Song" (w. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow m. Michael William Balfe)
    - Herbert Goddard on Victor Records
  • "Badinage" (m. Victor Herbert)
    - Edison Grand Concert Band on Edison
  • "Bedelia" (w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz)
    - George J. Gaskin on Columbia Records
    - Edward M. Favor on Columbia
    - Billy Murray on Edison
  • "The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous" (w.m. Dan McAvoy)
    - Edward M. Favor on Edison
    - Dan W. Quinn on Victor
  • "Blaze Away" (m. Abe Holzmann)
    - banjos Vess L. Ossman & Bill Farmer on Victor
  • "Blaze Away" (m. Abe Holzmann)
    - Kendle's Band on Victor
  • "By The Sycamore Tree" (w. George V. Hobart m. Max Hoffmann)
    - Harry Macdonough on Edison
    - Bob Roberts on Columbia
    - Billy Murray on Victor
  • "Come Down Ma' Evenin' Star" (w. Robert B. Smith m. John Stromberg)
    - Mina Hickman on Victor
  • "Congo Love Song" (w.m. Bob Cole & J. Rosamond Johnson)
    - Harry Macdonough on Edison
    - Mina Hickman on Victor
  • "Could You Be True To Eyes Of Blue If You Looked Into Eyes Of Brown?" (w.m. Will D. Cobb & Gus Edwards)
    - Harry Macdonough on Victor
  • "The Country Girl" (w. Stanislaus Stange m. Julian Edwards)
    - Vesta Victoria on Gramophone Records
  • "Didn't Know Exactly What To Do" (w. Frank Pixley m. Gustav Luders)
    - Edward M. Favor on Edison
  • "Down On The Farm" (w. Raymond A. Browne m. Harry Von Tilzer)
    - Franklyn Wallace on Edison
  • "Flowers Of Dixieland" (w. Edgar Smith m. J. Rosamond Johnson)
    - Franklyn Wallace on Edison
  • "The Gambling Man(1)" (w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz)
    - Silas Leachman on Victor
  • "Good-bye, Eliza Jane" (w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Harry Von Tilzer)
    - Arthur Collins on Edison
  • "Hamlet Was A Melancholy Dane" (w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz)
    - Edward M. Favor on Edison
  • "He Ought To Have A Tablet In The Hall of Fame" (w. Arthur L. Robb m. John Walter Bratton)
    - Edward M. Favor on Edison
  • "He Was A Sailor" (w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz)
    - Collins & Harlan on Edison
  • "Heidelberg Stein Song" (w. Frank Pixley m. Gustav Luders)
    - Harry Macdonough on Edison & Victor
  • "Hiawatha" (w. James O'Dea m. Neil Moret)
    - Edison Grand Concert Band on Edison
    - Harry Macdonough on Edison
    - Metropolitan Orchestra on Victor
    - Sousa's Band on Victor
  • "Hurrah For Baffin's Bay" (w. Vincent Bryan m. Theodore F. Morse)
    - Collins & Harlan on Edison
    - Dan W. Quinn on Victor
  • "I Could Love You In A Steam Heat Flat" (w. Vincent Bryan m. J. B. Mullen)
    - Harry West on Edison
  • "I Like You, Lil, For Fair" (Ade, Loraine)
    - Billy Murray on Victor
  • "I Never Could Love Like That" (Bowman, Johns)
    - Billy Murray on Victor
  • "I Want To Be A Lidy" (w. George Dance m. George Dee)
    - Clarke's Band Of Providence on Victor
  • "I Wonder Why Bill Bailey Don't Come Home" (w.m. Frank Fogerty, Matt C. Woodward & William Jerome)
    - Arthur Collins on Victor & Edison
  • "I'll Wed You In The Golden Summertime" (w. Alfred Bryan m. Stanley Crawford)
    - John H. Bieling & Harry Macdonough on Victor
  • "I'm A Jonah Man" (w.m. Alex Rogers)
    - Dan W. Quinn on Victor
    - Arthur Collins on Edison & Victor
  • "I'm Thinking Of You All The While" (Reed Jnr)
    - Billy Murray on Victor
  • "I'm Wearing My Heart Away For You" (w.m. Charles K. Harris)
    - Harry Macdonough & John H. Bieling on Victor
  • "In Silence" (w. Sydney Rosenfeld m. A. Baldwin Sloane)
    - Arthur Clifford on Edison
  • "In The City Of Sighs And Tears" (w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Kerry Mills)
    - J. W. Myers on Victor
  • "In the Good Old Summer Time" (w. Ren Shields m. George "Honey Boy" Evans)
    - Haydn Quartet on Victor
    - S. H. Dudley & Harry Macdonough with Sousa's Band on Victor
    - Harry Macdonough on Victor
  • "In The Sweet Bye And Bye" (w. Vincent P. Bryan m. Harry Von Tilzer)
    - J. Aldrich Libbey on Edison
  • "In The Village By The Sea" (w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Stanley Crawford)
    - Byron G. Harlan on Edison
  • "It Takes The Irish To Beat The Dutch" (w. Edward Madden m. Theodore F. Morse)
    - Billy Murray on Victor Monarch
  • "It Was The Dutch" (w. Vincent Bryan m. J. B. Mullen)
    - Collins & Harlan on Edison
  • "Juanita" (w. Caroline Norton m. trad Sp.)
    - Haydn Quartette on Victor
  • "Julie" (w. Wiliam Jerome m. Jean Schwartz)
    - Edward M. Favor on Edison
  • "Just For Tonight(1)" (w.m. Frank O. French)
    - Albert C. Campbell on Edison
  • "The Leader Of The Frocks And Frills" (w. Robert B. Smith m. Melville Ellis)
    - Clarke's Band of Providence on Victor
  • "Like A Star That Falls From Heaven" (w. Arthur Lamb m. Kerry Mills)
    - Joe Natus on Victor
  • "The Maid Of Timbucktoo" (w. James Weldon Johnson m. Bob Cole)
    - Harry Macdonough on Edison
  • "Massa's In De Cold Ground" (w. m. Stephen Collins Foster)
    - Edison Male Quartette on Edison
  • "Meet Me When The Sun Goes Down" (w. Vincent Bryan m. Harry von Tilzer)
    - William H. Thompson (singer) on Victor
  • "Melody Of Love" (w. Tom Glazer m. H. Engelmann)
    - Edison Symphony Orchestra on Edison
  • "The Message Of The Rose" (w. Will A. Heelan m. Leo Edwards)
    - George Seymour Lenox on Edison
  • "The Message Of The Violet" (w. Frank Pixley m. Gustav Luders)
    - J. W. Myers on Victor
  • "Mighty Lak' A Rose" (w. Frank Lebby Stanton m. Ethelbert Nevin)
    - Arthur Clifford on Edison
  • "Moriaty" (w. Charles Horwitz m. Fred V. Bowers)
    - Collins & Harlan on Edison
  • "My Cosy Corner Girl" (w. Charles Noel Douglas m. John Walter Bratton)
    - Henry Burr on Columbia
    - Harry Macdonough on Edison
  • "My Little Coney Isle" (w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Harry von Tilzer)
    - Harry Tally on Edison
  • "My Little 'Rang Outang" (Madden, Morse)
    - Billy Murray on Victor
  • "My Own United States" (w. Stanislaus Stange m. Julian Edwards)
    - J. W. Myers on Victor
  • "My Sulu Lulu Loo" (w. George Ade m. Nat D. Mann)
    - Clarke's Band Of Providence on Victor
  • "Only A Dream Of A Golden Past" (w. Alfred Bryan m. Stanley Crawford)
    - Franklyn Wallace on Edison
  • "Out Where The Breakers Roar" (w. Harlow Hyde m. H. W. Petrie)
    - Frank C. Stanley on Edison
  • "Please Mother, Buy Me A Baby" (w.m. Will D. Cobb & Gus Edwards)
    - Byron G. Harlan on Victor & Edison
  • "Pretty Little Dinah Jones" (w.m. J. B. Mullen)
    - Harry Macdonough on Edison
  • "R-E-M-O-R-S-E" (w. George Ade m. Alfred G. Wathall)
    - Joe Natus on Victor
  • "Sal" (w.m. Paul Rubens)
    - Madge Crichton with piano Landon Ronald on Gramophone & Typewriter Records
  • "Sammy" (w. James O'Dea m. Edward Hutchinson)
    - Harry Macdonough on Edison
  • "Sammy" (w. James O'Dea m. Edward Hutchinson)
    - Henry Burr on Columbia
  • "Sly Musette" (w. Sydney Rosenfeld m. A. Baldwin Sloane)
    - Harry Macdonough on Edison
  • "Tell Me Dusky Maiden" (w. James Weldon Johnson & Bob Cole m. J. Rosamond Johnson)
    - S. H. Dudley & Harry Macdonough on Victor
  • "Then I'd Be Satisfied With Life" (w.m. George M. Cohan)
    - Edward M. Favor on Edison
  • "There's One In A Million Like You" (w. Grant Clarke m. Jean Schwartz)
    - Walter Van Brunt on Edison
  • "Two Eyes Of Blue" (w. George H. Taylor m. Leslie Stuart)
    - Harry Macdonough on Victor
    - Mina Hickman on Victor
  • "Under The Bamboo Tree" (w.m. Bob Cole & J. Rosamond Johnson)
    - Mina Hickman on Victor
  • "Up In A Coconut Tree" (Madden, Morse)
    - Billy Murray on Victor Monarch
  • "Upper Broadway After Dark" (w. Edward Gardinier m. Maurice Levi)
    - Edward M. Favor on Edison
  • "The Vacant Chair" (w. Henry S. Washburne m. George Frederick Root)
    - Byron G. Harlan on Edison
  • "Wait At The Gate For Me" (w. Ren Shields m. Theodore F. Morse)
    - J. W. Myers on Victor
  • "What's The Matter With The Moon Tonight?" (w. Sydney Rosenfeld m. A. Baldwin Sloane)
    - Arthur Clifford on Edison
  • "When The Fields Are White With Cotton" (w. Robert F. Roden w. Max S. Witt)
    - Franklyn Wallace on Edison
  • "When We Were Two Little Boys" (w. Edward Madden m. Theodore F. Morse)
    - Billy Murray on Victor
  • Classical music

  • Hakon Borresen - Romance for Cello and Piano/Orchestra
  • Frederick Delius - Sea Drift
  • Edward Elgar - The Apostles (oratorio)
  • Joseph Holbrooke - The Bells
  • Joseph Jongen - Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1
  • Carl Nielsen - Helios Overture
  • Vítězslav Novák - Slovak Suite
  • Maurice Ravel - String Quartet in F
  • Alexander Scriabin - 8 Études, Op. 42
  • Opera

  • Eugen d'Albert - Tiefland
  • Scott Joplin - A Guest of Honor (lost)
  • Juan Manen - Giovanna di Napoli
  • Emile Pessard - L'épave premiered on February 17 at the Bouffes-Parisiens, Salle Choiseul, Paris
  • Musical theater

  • Babes In Toyland Broadway production opened at the Majestic Theatre on October 13 and ran for 192 performances
  • The Cherry Girl London production opened at the Vaudeville Theatre on December 29 and ran for 215 performances
  • The Duchess of Dantzig London production opened at the Lyric Theatre on October 17 and ran for 236 performances
  • The Earl and the Girl London production opened at the Adelphi Theatre on December 10 and transferred to the Lyric Theatre on September 12, 1904, for a total run of 371 performances
  • The Fisher Maiden (Music: Harry von Tilzer) Broadway production opened at the Victoria Theater on October 5 and ran for 32 performances. Starring Al Shean, George A. MacFarlane, Edna Bronson, Bessie Tannehill, Dorothy Jardon and Frances Cameron.
  • In Dahomey Broadway production opened at the New York Theatre on February 18 and ran for 53 performances
  • In Dahomey London production opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on May 16 and ran for 251 performances
  • The Jersey Lily Broadway production opened at the Victoria Theater on September 14 and ran for 24 performances
  • Madame Sherry Vienna production
  • Madame Sherry London production opened at the Apollo Theatre on December 23
  • The Medal and the Maid London production opened at the Lyric Theatre on April 25
  • My Lady Molly London production opened at Terry's Theatre on March 14
  • The Orchid London production opened at the Gaiety Theatre on October 26 and ran for 559 performances
  • A Princess of Kensington London production opened at the Savoy Theatre on January 22 and ran for 115 performances
  • The Rogers Brothers In London Broadway production opened at the Knickerbocker Theatre on September 7 and ran for 64 performances
  • The School Girl London production opened on May 9 at the Prince of Wales Theatre and ran for 333 performances.
  • Three Little Maids Broadway production opened at Daly's Theatre on September 1 and ran for 130 performances
  • The Wizard of Oz [1] Broadway production opened at the Majestic Theatre on January 21 and ran for 293 performances
  • Births

  • January 4 - Carroll Gibbons, bandleader and composer (d. 1954)
  • January 22 - Robin Milford, English composer and educator (d. 1959)
  • February 6 - Claudio Arrau, pianist (d. 1991)
  • February 12 - Todd Duncan, American baritone, first Porgy in Porgy and Bess (d. 1998)
  • March 10 - Bix Beiderbecke, jazz musician (d. 1931)
  • April 3 - Bubber Miley, jazz trumpeter (d. 1932)
  • May 3 - Bing Crosby, US singer and actor (d. 1977)
  • May 12 - Lennox Berkeley, composer (d. 1989)
  • May 26 - Bob Hope, English-born US actor, comedian and singer (d. 2003)
  • June 6 - Aram Khachaturian, composer (d. 1978)
  • June 18 - Jeanette MacDonald, US singer and actress (d. 1965)
  • June 26 - St. Louis Jimmy Oden, blues singer (d. 1977)
  • July 3 - Dick Robertson (singer), US singer (d. 1944?)
  • July 10 - Helen Pickens of the Pickens Sisters US singing group
  • July 16 - Carmen Lombardo, Canadian singer, composer and saxophonist (d. 1971)
  • August 4 - Helen Kane, US singer (d. 1966)
  • August 20 - António Fortunato de Figueiredo, conductor (d. 1981)
  • September 15 - Roy Acuff, Country and Western singer (d. 1992)
  • October 1 (probable) - Vladimir Horowitz, pianist (d. 1989)
  • October 10 - Vladimir Dukelsky aka Vernon Duke, composer (d. 1969)
  • October 16 - Big Joe Williams, blues musician (d. 1982)
  • October 29 - Yvonne Georgi, ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1975)
  • December 5 - Johannes Heesters, all-round entertainer
  • December 17 - Ray Noble, bandleader, composer and arranger (d. 1978)
  • date unknown - Caterina Jarboro, operatic soprano (d. 1986)
  • Deaths

  • January 28
  • Augusta Holmès, French composer
  • Robert Planquette, French composer (b. 1850)
  • January 31 - Meyer Lutz, conductor and composer (b. 1829)
  • February 11 - Henryk Szulc, composer (b. 1836)
  • February 17 - Joseph Parry, composer (b. 1841)
  • February 22 - Hugo Wolf, composer (b. 1860)
  • February 23 - Friedrich Grützmacher, cellist (b. 1832)
  • March - Eugène Cormon, librettist (b. 1810)
  • March 5 - Thomas Ryan, viola and clarinet player (b. 1827)
  • March 19 - Pista Dankó, "gypsy" bandleader and composer
  • April 10 - Heinrich Bellermann, music theorist (b. 1832)
  • May 1 - Luigi Arditi, violinist, conductor and composer
  • May 9 - Giuseppe Cremonini, operatic tenor (b. 1866)
  • May 15 - Sybil Sanderson, operatic soprano (b. 1865)
  • June - Constance Bache, pianist, composer and music teacher (b. 1846)
  • June 29 - Taki Rentaro, pianist and composer (b. 1879)
  • July 27 - Lina Sandell, singer
  • September 4 - Hermann Zumpe, conductor and composer (b. 1850)
  • September 28 - Samuel A. Ward, organist and composer (b. 1847)
  • December 12 - Christian Johansson, ballet dancer and teacher (b. 1817)
  • December 20 - Kornél Ábrányi, pianist and composer (b. 1822)
  • date unknown - Edmond Dédé, Creole composer (b. 1827)
  • References

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