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1908 in music

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1908 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1908.

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Events

  • January 26 - Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 receives its première.
  • March 15 - Maurice Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole receives its première in Paris.
  • April 11 - Spyridon Samaras's opera Rhea is premiered in Florence (Teatro Verdi)
  • September 19 - Première of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 7 in Prague.
  • November 18 - Release in France of the film The Assassination of the Duke of Guise with a score from Saint-Saëns.
  • December 3 - Edward Elgar's Symphony No. 1 receives its première in Manchester.
  • December 18 - Claude Debussy's Children's Corner receives its première in Paris.
  • Anthony Maggio publishes a dance band orchestration of early Blues "I Got The Blues" in New Orleans.
  • Opera singer Amelita Galli marries the Marchese Luigi Curci, and acquires the name by which she becomes best-known.
  • Claude Debussy marries Emma Bardac.
  • Published popular music

  • "The ABCs of the U.S.A." w.m. George M. Cohan from the musical The Yankee Prince
  • "All For Love Of You" w. Dave Reed m. Ernest R. Ball
  • "Any Old Port In A Storm" w. Arthur J. Lamb m. Kerry Mills
  • "Black And White Rag" w.m. George Botsford
  • "Call Round Any Old Time" w.m. Charles Moore & E. W. Rogers
  • "Consolation" by Edward Madden
  • "Cuddle Up A Little Closer, Lovey Mine" w. Otto Harbach m. Karl Hoschna
  • "Daisies Won't Tell" w.m. Anita Owen
  • "Down Among The Sugar Cane" w. Avery & Charles Hart m. Cecil Mack & Chris Smith
  • "Down In Jungle Town" w. Edward Madden m. Theodore F. Morse
  • "Dusty Rag" m. May Aufderhelde
  • "The Fairest Of The Fair" w.m. John Philip Sousa
  • "Feed The Kitty" w. Ed Moran m. J. Fred Helf
  • "Fig Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin
  • "Gee But There's Class To A Girl Like You" w.m. W. R. Williams
  • "Golliwog's Cake Walk" m. Claude Debussy
  • "Good Evening, Caroline" by Albert Von Tilzer & Jack Norworth
  • "Ham And !" by Arthur Marshall
  • "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?" w.m. C. W. Murphy & Will Letters. With new lyrics by William McKenna it was performed by Nora Bayes in the 1910 Broadway production of the musical The Jolly Bachelors
  • "Hoo-oo Ain't You Calling Me" w.m. Herbert Ingraham
  • "I Hear You Calling Me" w. Harold Harford (actual name Harold Lake) m. Charles Marshall
  • "I Want To Be Loved Like A Leading Lady" w. Paul West m. Herman Avery Wade
  • "If I Had A Thousand Lives To Live" w. Sylvester Maguire m. Alfred Solman
  • "If You Cared for" Me by E. Rose
  • "I'm A Yiddish Cowboy" w. Edgar Leslie m. Al Piantodosi & Halsey K. Mohr
  • "I'm Glad I'm Married" w. Jack Norworth m. Albert Von Tilzer
  • "I'm Looking For The Man That Wrote "The Merry Widow Waltz"" w. Edgar Selden m. Seymour Furth
  • "In The Garden Of My Heart" w. Caro Roma m. Ernest R. Ball
  • "It's Moonlight All The Time On Broadway" Wenrich
  • "It's The Pretty Things You Say" w. Alfred Bryan m. Ted Snyder
  • "I've Taken Quite A Fancy To You" w. Edward Madden m. Theodore F. Morse
  • "Kerry Mills' Barn Dance" w. Thurland Chattaway m. Kerry Mills
  • "The Longest Way 'Round Is The Sweetest Way Home" w. Ren Shields m. Kerry Mills
  • "Love Is Like A Cigarette" w. Glen MacDonough m. Victor Herbert
  • "Love Me Like I Want To Be Loved" w. Earle C. Jones & Alfred Bryan m. George W. Meyer
  • "Love's Roundelay" w. Joseph Herbert m. Oscar Straus
  • "Make A Noise Like A Hoop And Roll Away" w. Ren Shields m. J. Fred Helf
  • "Meet Me In Rose-Time, Rosie" w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz
  • "Mephisto Rag" by Anthony J. Stasny
  • "Mother Hasn't Spoken To Father Since" w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz
  • "My Brudda Sylvest'" w. Jesse Lasky m. Fred Fisher
  • "My Girl's A Yorkshire Girl" w.m. C. W. Murphy & Dan Lipton
  • "Now I Have To Call Him Father" w.m. Charles Collins & Fred Godfrey
  • "The Old Time Rag" w. Edward Madden m. Theodore Morse
  • "Pine Apple Rag" by Scott Joplin
  • "Roses Bring Dreams Of You" w.m. Herbert Ingraham
  • "She Sells Sea-Shells" w. Terry Sullivan m. Harry Gifford
  • "Shine On Harvest Moon" w. Jack Norworth m. Nora Bayes & Jack Norworth
  • "A Singer Sang A Song" w. Will Heelan m. Seymour Furth
  • "Smarty" w. Jack Norworth m. Albert Von Tilzer
  • "Somebody Lied" w.m. Jeff T. Branen & Evans Lloyd
  • "Sun Bird m. Kerry Mills
  • "Sweetest Gal In Town" w.m. Bob Cole & J. Rosamond Johnson
  • "Sweetest Maid Of All" w. Joseph Herbert m. Oscar Straus
  • "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" w. Jack Norworth m. Albert Von Tilzer
  • "Up In A Balloon" w. Ren Shields m. Percy Wenrich
  • "A Vision Of Salome" m. J. Bodewalt Lampe
  • "When Highland Mary Danced The Highland Fling" w. Jack Mahoney m. Harry Von Tilzer
  • "When It's Moonlight On The Prairie" w. Robert F. Roden m. S. R. Henry
  • "When We Are M-A-Double-R-I-E-D" w.m. George M. Cohan from the musical Fifty Miles From Boston
  • "The Whitewash Man" w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz
  • "The Yama Yama Man" w. Collin Davis m. Karl Hoschna
  • "Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay!" w. Will D. Cobb m. John H. Flynn
  • "You Will Have To Sing An Irish Song" w. Jack Norworth m. Albert Von Tilzer
  • "You're In The Right Church, But The Wrong Pew" w. Cecil Mack m. Chris Smith
  • Hit recordings

  • " The Small Town Gal" - George M. Cohan
  • "All She Gets from the Iceman Is Ice" - Ada Jones
  • Classical music

  • Kurt Atterberg – Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra
  • Béla Bartók – First Violin Concerto
  • Alban Berg – Piano Sonata, Op.1
  • York Bowen – Viola Concerto in C minor
  • Henry Walford Davies – Solemn Melody for organ
  • George Enescu –
  • Cantate pour la pose de la prèmiere pierre du pont à transbordeur de Bordeaux, for military band, two harps, string orchestra, solo cello, choir, baritone solo, and cannons
  • "Morgengebet", for voice and piano
  • Sept chansons de Clement Marot, for tenor and piano, Op. 15
  • Gabriel Fauré –
  • Nocturne No. 9 in B minor, Op. 97
  • Nocturne No. 10 in E minor, Op. 99
  • Serenade for cello and piano, Op. 98
  • Reinhold Glière – Second Symphony, Op. 25
  • Hamilton Harty – Violin Concerto
  • Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov – Symphony No. 1
  • John Ireland – Phantasy Piano Trio
  • Charles Ives –
  • Prelude on Eventide
  • The Unanswered Question
  • Paul von Klenau – Symphony No. 1
  • Toivo Kuula – Piano Trio
  • Gian Francesco Malipiero – Sinfonie del silenzio e della morte
  • Erkki Melartin – Third String Quartet
  • Carl Nielsen – Saga-Drøm (tone poem)
  • Max Reger –
  • Auferstanden, auferstanden, cantata for SATB soloists, SATB choir, and organ
  • Sonatinas for two pianos (4), Op. 89
  • Suite, for violin and piano, in E minor
  • Trio No. 2, for violin, cello, and piano, Op. 102
  • Violin Concerto, in A major, Op. 101
  • Symphonischer Prolog zu einer Tragödie in A minor, Op. 108
  • Weihegesang, for alto solo, SATB choir, and winds
  • Zwei geistliche Lieder, for choir
  • Xaver Scharwenka – Piano Concerto No. 4 in F minor
  • Arnold Schoenberg –
  • Lieder (2), Op. 14
  • String Quartet No. 2 – premiered in Vienna
  • Alexander Scriabin – The Poem of Ecstasy
  • Igor Stravinsky – Feu d'artifice
  • Anton Webern – Passacaglia for orchestra, Op. 1
  • Opera

  • Paul Le Flem - Aucassin et Nicolette
  • Musical theater

  • Algeria Broadway production opened at The Broadway Theatre on August 31 and ran for 48 performances
  • The Dollar Princess Manchester production
  • Fifty Miles from Boston Broadway production opened on February 3 at the Garrick Theatre and ran for 40 performances
  • The King of Cadonia London production opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre on September 3 and ran for 333 performances
  • Mr. Hamlet of Broadway Broadway production opened at the Casino Theatre on December 23 and ran for 54 performances
  • My Mimosa Maid London production opened at the Prince Of Wales Theatre on April 21 and ran for 83 performances
  • Der Tapfere Soldat (The Chocolate Soldier) (Rudolf Friml) Vienna production opened at the Theater an der Wien on November 14 and ran for 62 performances
  • The Three Twins opened at the Herald Square Theatre on June 15 and moved to the Majestic Theatre on January 18, 1909, for a total run of 289 performances
  • A Waltz Dream London production opened at the Hicks Theatre on March 7 and ran for 146 performances.
  • A Waltz Dream Broadway production opened at the Broadway Theatre on January 27 and ran for 111 performances
  • The Yankee Prince Broadway production opened at the Knickerbocker Theatre on April 20 and ran for 112 performances
  • Ziegfeld Follies Broadway revue opened at the Jardin de Paris on June 15 and ran for 120 performances
  • Births

  • January 7 - Red Allen, jazz musician (d. 1967)
  • January 14 - Russ Columbo, singer, bandleader, composer (d. 1934)
  • January 26 - Stéphane Grappelli, musician, composer (d. 1997)
  • January 27 - Hot Lips Page, jazz trumpet (d. 1954)
  • February 20 - Ruby Elzy, US soprano, first Serena in Porgy and Bess (d. 1943)
  • February 29 - A. L. Lloyd, folk song collector (d. 1982)
  • March 14 - Nikolai Rakov, Soviet composer (d. 1990)
  • April 2 - Buddy Ebsen, US actor and singer (d. 2003)
  • April 5 - Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (d. 1989)
  • April 7 - Percy Faith, composer, musician (d. 1976)
  • April 15 - eden ahbez, hermit, musician (d. 1995)
  • April 20 - Lionel Hampton, jazz musician, bandleader (d. 2002)
  • May 6 - Necil Kazım Akses, Turkish composer (d. 1999)
  • May 8 - Cristian Vasile, Romanian tango singer (d. 1985)
  • May 15 - Lars-Erik Larsson, Swedish composer (d. 1986)
  • May 27 - Harold Rome, US songwriter (d. 1993)
  • June 24 - Hugo Distler, organist and composer (d. 1942)
  • June 29 - Leroy Anderson, US composer and conductor (d. 1975)
  • July 8 - Louis Jordan, bandleader (d. 1975)
  • July 25 - Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Carnatic vocalist (d. 2003)
  • August 1 - Miloslav Kabeláč, composer (d. 1979)
  • August 4 - Kurt Eichhorn, conductor (d. 1994)
  • August 12 - Nina Makarova, composer (d. 1976)
  • September 7 - Max Kaminsky, US jazz trumpeter (d. 1961)
  • September 10 - Raymond Scott, composer, bandleader, and electronic music pioneer (d. 1994)
  • September 13 - Mae Questel, US singer (d. 1998)
  • September 16 - Chick Bullock, US singer
  • September 25 - Eugen Suchoň, Slovak composer (d. 1993)
  • September 30 - David Oistrakh, violinist (d. 1974)
  • October 1 - Umar Dimayev, Chechen folk singer (d. 1972)
  • October 14 - Allan Jones, actor, singer (d. 1992)
  • October 19 – Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (d. 1981)
  • October 20 - Stuart Hamblen, US singer, actor and songwriter (d. 1989)
  • October 21
  • Harry Stewart, comedian, singer, and songwriter (d. 1956)
  • Howard Ferguson, British composer and musicologist (d. 1999)
  • November 19
  • Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, French organist and composer (d. 2002)
  • Keg Johnson, US jazz trombonist (d. 1967)
  • December 10 - Olivier Messiaen, composer (d. 1992)
  • December 11 - Elliott Carter, composer (d. 2012)
  • December 16 - Frances Day, US actress and singer (d. 1984)
  • December 17 - William Brocklesby Wordsworth, English/Scottish composer and pianist (died 1988)
  • December 21 - Gregory Egiazarovich Yeghiazarian, Armenian composer (died 1988)
  • Deaths

  • January 22 - August Wilhelmj, German violinist (b. 1845)
  • January 23 - Edward MacDowell, American composer (b. 1860)
  • February 28 - Pauline Lucca, operatic soprano (b. 1842)
  • March 2 - Walter Slaughter, conductor and composer (b. 1860)
  • March 12 - Clara Novello, soprano (b. 1818)
  • March 26 - Louis Chauvin, ragtime musician (b. 1881)
  • May 7 - Ludovic Halévy, lyricist (b. 1834)
  • May 12 - Melisio Morales, composer (b. 1838)
  • June 5 - Josef Wagner, composer (b. 1856)
  • June 20 - Federico Chueca, zarzuela composer (b. 1846)
  • June 21 - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, composer (b. 1844)
  • July 10 - Phoebe Knapp, composer of hymns (b. 1839)
  • July 14 - William Mason, pianist and composer (b. 1829)
  • July 18 - Jaime Nunó, composer of Mexico's national anthem (b. 1824)
  • August 13 - Ira D. Sankey, gospel singer and composer (b. 1840)
  • August 20 - Louisa Bassano, opera singer (b. 1818)
  • August 26 – Tony Pastor, vaudeville founder & theater impresario (b. 1837)
  • September 20 - Pablo de Sarasate, violinist (b. 1844)
  • September 21 - Atanas Badev, composer and music teacher (b. 1860)
  • November 15 - Katti Lanner, ballet dancer and choreographer (b. 1829)
  • November 20 - Albert Dietrich, conductor and composer (b. 1829)
  • date unknown - Alois Kaiser, cantor and composer (b. 1840)
  • References

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