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1911 in music

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1911 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1911.

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Events

  • January 26 - Première of the opera Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss, in Dresden; the librettist is Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the director is Max Reinhardt.
  • February 21 - Gustav Mahler, who had contracted bacterial endocarditis and is running a fever of 104 degrees, conducts his last concert, with the New York Philharmonic, of which he had been principal conductor since 1909.
  • April 8 - Gustav Mahler embarks from New York to France; he enters a clinic in Paris, where he dies just over a month later.
  • May 19 - Maurice Ravel's opera, L'heure espagnole, is premiered at the Opéra-Comique, in a double bill with Jules Massenet's 1907 opera Thérèse.
  • May 24 - Edward Elgar conducts the premiere of his Symphony No. 2 in London.
  • June 15 - Igor Stravinsky's ballet Petrushka is premiered in Paris; the lead dancer is Vaslav Nijinsky.
  • June 29 - Bernard Herrmann born in New York.
  • July - Frank Bridge completes his orchestral suite The Sea, while staying at Eastbourne.
  • November 20 - Gustav Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde is premièred in Munich, after the composer's death, with his friend and former assistant Bruno Walter conducting at the request of Alma Mahler.
  • date unknown
  • Aino Ackté and other prominent opera singers found the Domestic Opera in Finland.
  • "Elsässisches Fahnenlied" is adopted as the anthem of the Republic of Alsace-Lorraine.
  • 16-year-old Carl Orff publishes his first compositions.
  • The Society of Women Musicians is co-founded by Marion Scott and others.
  • Gustav Holst wrote the Second Suite in F for concert band.
  • Published popular music

  • "After That I Want A Little More" w. Alfred Bryan m. Fred Fisher
  • "After The Honeymoon" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Alexander's Ragtime Band" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "All Alone" w. William Dillon m. Harry Von Tilzer
  • "Any Old Iron" w.m. Charles Collins & Terry Sheppard
  • "Archibald, Certainly Not" w.m. Alfred Glover & John St John
  • "Baby Rose" by Louis Weslyn
  • "Billy" w. Joe Goodwin m. James Kendis & Herman Paley
  • "Bring Back My Lovin' Man" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Can't You Take It Back And Change It For A Boy?" w.m. Thurland Chattaway
  • "Core 'ngrato" w. Riccardo Cordiferro, m. Salvatore Cardillo
  • "Daly's Reel" m. Joseph M. Daly
  • "Down Home Rag" m. Wilbur Sweatman
  • "Down The Field" w. Caleb O'Connor m. Stanleigh P. Friedman
  • "El Choclo" w. Francice Luban m. Angel G. Villoldo
  • "Everybody's Doing it Now" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "The Fire Bird" m. Igor Stravinsky
  • "Floral Dance" w.m. Katie Moss
  • "The Gaby Glide" w. Harry Pilcer m. Louis Hirsch
  • "Hello! Susie Green" w. Lester Barrett m. Herman Darewski
  • "Honey Love" w. Jack Drislane m. George W. Meyer
  • "Honeysuckle Rag" m. George Botsford
  • "I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)" w. William Dillon m. Harry Von Tilzer
  • "I Want To Be In Dixie" (also known as ""I'm Going Back To Dixie") w.m. Irving Berlin & Ted Snyder
  • "If Every Hour Were A Day" w. Anna Driver m. Alfred Bryan
  • "In The Land Of Harmony" w. Bert Kalmar m. Ted Snyder
  • "It's A Long Lane That Has No Turning" w. Arthur Penn m. Manuel Klein
  • "Jimmy Valentine" w. Edward Madden m. Gus Edwards
  • "The Little Grey Home In The West" w. D. Eardley-Wilmot m. Hermann Löhr
  • "Love Is Mine" w. Edward Teschemacher m. Clarence G. Gartner
  • "Make Me Love You Like I Never Loved Before" w. Alfred Bryan m. Fred Fisher
  • "Mary O'Hoolihan" Berlin
  • "(On) Moonlight Bay" w. Edward Madden m. Percy Wenrich
  • "Movin' Man Don't Take My Baby Grand" w. Bert Kalmar m. Ted Snyder
  • "My Beautiful Lady (Kiss Waltz)" w. C. M. S. McLellan m. Ivan Caryll
  • "My Hula Hula Love" w. Edward Madden m. Percy Wenrich
  • "My Rosary Of Dreams" w.m. E. F. Dusenberg & C. M. Denison
  • "Naughty, Naughty, Naughty" w. Harry Williams m. Egbert Van Alstyne
  • "The Oceana Roll" w. Roger Lewis m. Lucien Denni
  • "Oh Baby Mine" w.m. Cecille Boucher
  • "Oh, You Beautiful Doll" w. A. Seymour Brown m. Nat D. Ayer
  • "One O'Clock In The Morning I Get Lonesome" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Ragtime Violin!" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Red Rose Rag" w. Edward Madden m. Percy Wenrich
  • "A Ring On The Finger Is Worth Two On The Phone" w. Jack Mahoney m. George W. Meyer
  • "Roamin' In The Gloamin'" w.m. Harry Lauder
  • "Run Home And Tell Your Mother" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Sarnia Cherie" (anthem of Guernsey) w. George Deighton, m. Domenico Santangelo
  • "Somewhere A Voice Is Calling" w. Eileen Newton m. Arthur F. Tate
  • "The Spaniard That Blighted My Life" w.m. Billy Merson
  • "Spanish Love" Irving Berlin, Vincent Bryan, Ted Snyder
  • "Texas Tommy Swing" Sid Brown & Val Harris
  • "That Baboon Baby Dance" w. Dave Oppenheim m. Joe Cooper
  • "That Hypnotizing Man" w. Lew Brown m. Albert Von Tilzer
  • "That Mysterious Rag" w.m. Irving Berlin, Ted Snyder
  • "That Was Before I Met You" w. Alfred Bryan m. George W. Meyer
  • "There's A Girl In Havana" Irving Berlin, E. Ray Goetz, A. Baldwin Sloane
  • "They Always Pick On Me" by Harry Von Tilzer and Stanley Murphy
  • "Till The Sands Of The Desert Grow Cold" w. George Graff Jr m. Ernest R. Ball
  • "To The Land Of My Own Romance" w. Harry B. Smith m. Victor Herbert
  • "Too Much Mustard" m. Cecil Macklin
  • "Virginia Lou" Irving Berlin, Earl Taylor
  • "A Wee Deoch-an-Doris" w.m. Gerald Grafton & Harry Lauder
  • "When I Was Twenty-One And You Were Sweet Sixteen" w. Harry Williams m. Egbert Van Alstyne
  • "When I'm Alone I'm Lonesome" w.m. Irving Berlin & Ted Snyder
  • "When It Rains, Sweetheart, When It Rains" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "When Ragtime Rosie Ragged The Rosary" w. Edgar Leslie m. Lewis F. Muir
  • "When You Kiss An Italian Girl" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "When You're Away" w. A. Seymour Brown & Joe Young m. Bert Grant
  • "When You're In Town" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "The Whistling Rag" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Woodman, Woodman, Spare That Tree" w.m. Irving Berlin & Vincent Bryan
  • "Yiddisha Nightingale" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "You've Got Me Hypnotized" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • Hit recordings

  • "Any Little Girl, That's a Nice Little Girl, Is the Right Little Girl for Me" - Billy Murray
  • "Turn Off Your Light, Mr. Moon Man" - Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth
  • Classical music

  • Joseph Achron – Hebrew Melody
  • Lili Boulanger – Les Sirènes
  • Frank Bridge – The Sea
  • George Butterworth – Two English Idylls
  • Frederick Delius – Summer Night on the River
  • Reinhold Glière – Symphony No. 3 Ilya Murometz (completed)
  • Enrique Granados – Goyescas
  • Gustav Holst – Second Suite in F, for military band
  • Charles Ives – Requiem S. 333
  • Paul von Klenau – String Quartet No. 1 in E minor
  • Nikolai Medtner – Sonata for Piano in E minor, Op. 25 no 2 "Night Wind"
  • Nikolai Myaskovsky
  • Sinfonietta in A
  • Symphony No. 2
  • Cello Sonata No. 1 (later revised in 1945).
  • Carl Nielsen – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
  • Arnold Schoenberg – Sechs kleine Klavierstücke
  • Alexander Scriabin
  • Piano Sonata No. 6
  • Piano Sonata No. 7
  • Ethel Smyth – The March of the Women
  • Charles Villiers Stanford
  • Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 124
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 126
  • Igor Stravinsky – Petrushka
  • Opera

  • Béla Bartók – Bluebeard's Castle (first version composed; revised 1912 and 1917; not staged until 1918)
  • Scott Joplin – Treemonisha (composed; not staged until 1972)
  • Maurice Ravel – L'Heure Espagnole
  • Richard Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier
  • Operetta

  • Leányvásár (The Marriage Market) - Victor Jacobi
  • Musical theater

  • The Count of Luxembourg London production opened at Daly's Theatre on May 20 and ran for 340 performances
  • The Fascinating Widow Broadway production opened at the Liberty Theatre on September 11 and transferred to the Grand Opera House on November 13 for a total run of 65 performances. Starring Julian Eltinge, Winona Winter, Natalia Ault and Eddie Garvie.
  • Gypsy Love (Zigeunerliebe) opened in Berlin. The Broadway production opened at the Globe Theatre on October 17 and ran for 31 performances
  • Der Lila Domino (Lilac Domino) - Leipzig production
  • Madame Sherry New York
  • Marriage a la Carte Broadway production opened at the Casino Theatre on January 2 and ran for 64 performances
  • Peggy, by Leslie Stuart, with a book by George Grossmith, Jr. and lyrics by C. H. Bovill, London production opens at the Gaiety Theatre under the management of George Edwardes, on 4 March, and runs for 270 performances, starring Grossmith, Edmund Payne, Phyllis Dare and Gabrielle Ray
  • The Pink Lady Broadway production opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 13 and ran for 312 performances
  • The Quaker Girl Broadway production opened at the Park Theatre on October 23 and ran for 240 performances
  • The Revue of Revues Broadway revue opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on September 27 and ran for 55 performances. Starring Gaby Deslys, Harry Jolson, Ernie Hare and Frank Tinney.
  • Die Sirene by Leo Fall, based on a text by Leo Stein and A. M. Willner, first performed in Vienna on 5 January.
  • The Siren, a Broadway musical adaptation of Die Sirene is produced in New York by Charles Frohman and runs at the Knickerbocker Theatre from 28 August 1911 to 16 December (116 performances).
  • Births

  • January 18 - Gábor Darvas, composer (d. 1985)
  • January 20
  • Roy Eldridge, jazz musician (d. 1989)
  • Wendell J. Westcott, American carillon player and educator (d. 2010)
  • January 24
  • Evelyn Barbirolli, English oboist (d. 2008)
  • Muir Mathieson, Scottish conductor and composer (d. 1975)
  • February 3 - Jehan Alain, organist and composer (d. 1940)
  • February 5 - Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. 1960)
  • February 11 - Wesley Rose, record producer (d. 1990)
  • February 17 - Orrin Tucker, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2011)
  • February 20 - Robert McBride, composer (d. 2007)
  • March 7 - Stefan Kisielewski, Polish composer (d. 1991)
  • March 8 - Alan Hovhaness, composer (d. 2000)
  • March 9 - Clara Rockmore, born Clara Reisenberg, thereminist and violinist (d. 1998)
  • March 16 - Harper Goff, Disney special effects man and Dixieland musician (d. 1993)
  • March 18 - Smiley Burnette, singer-songwriter (d. 1967)
  • April 6 - Guillermo Portabales, singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1970)
  • April 8 - Ichirō Fujiyama, Japanese composer and singer (d. 1993)
  • May 8 - Robert Johnson, blues guitarist and singer (d. 1938)
  • May 13 - Maxine Sullivan, singer (d. 1987)
  • May 14 - Hans Vogt, composer and conductor (d. 1992)
  • May 18 - Big Joe Turner, blues shouter (d. 1985)
  • May 20 - Vet Boswell of the Boswell Sisters singing group (d. 1988)
  • June 4 - Faustino Oramas, Cuban singer, tres guitarist and composer (d. 2007)
  • June 9 - Frederick May, Irish composer (d. 1985)
  • June 24 - Portia White, singer (d. 1968)
  • June 29 - Bernard Herrmann, film composer (d. 1975)
  • July 4 - Mitch Miller, arranger, conductor, record producer and oboe player (d. 2010)
  • July 7 - Gian Carlo Menotti, composer (d. 2007)
  • July 16 - Ginger Rogers, dancer, actress and singer (d. 1995)
  • July 26 - Buddy Clark, singer (d. 1949)
  • July 29 - Ján Cikker, composer (d. 1989)
  • July 31 - George Liberace, violinist and elder brother of Liberace (d. 1983)
  • August 5 - Roger Roger, film composer and bandleader (d. 2007)
  • August 6 - Lucille Ball, actress and singer (d. 1989)
  • August 27 - Kay Walsh, dancer and actress (d. 2005)
  • September 2 - Floyd Council, blues musician (d. 1976)
  • September 11 - Bola de Nieve, singer, pianist, and songwriter (d. 1971)
  • September 19 - Allan Pettersson, Swedish composer (d. 1980)
  • September 24 - Marie Kraja, Albanian operatic and folk singer (d. 1999)
  • October 7
  • Vaughn Monroe, singer and bandleader (d. 1973)
  • Shura Cherkassky, pianist (d. 1995)
  • October 24 - Sonny Terry, blues musician (d. 1986)
  • October 26 - Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (d. 1972)
  • October 29 - Nelson Cavaquinho, samba singer and composer (d. 1986)
  • November 5 - Roy Rogers, singer, actor (d. 1998)
  • December 3 - Nino Rota, composer (d. 1979)
  • December 14 - Spike Jones, bandleader (d. 1965)
  • December 15 - Stan Kenton, bandleader (d. 1979)
  • December 17 - André Claveau, French singer and Eurovision winner (d. 2003)
  • December 25 - Eric Gilder, musicologist (d. 2000)
  • December 27 - Anna Russell, singer and comedian (d. 2006)
  • December 28 - Max Jaffa, violinist and bandleader (d. 1991)
  • date unknown - Blanche Winogron, harpsichordist (d. 2002)
  • Deaths

  • January 7 - William Hall Sherwood, pianist and music educator (b. 1854)
  • January 8 - Pietro Gori, anarchist poet and songwriter (b. 1865)
  • January 9 - Edwin Arthur Jones, composer (b. 1853)
  • January 16 - Wilhelm Berger, pianist, conductor and composer (born 1861)
  • February 1 - Ángel Mislan, composer (b. 1862)
  • February 20 - Alexander Kopylov, violinist and composer (b. 1854)
  • March 20 - Jean-Théodore Radoux, bassoonist and composer (b. 1835)
  • March 29 - Alexandre Guilmant, organist and composer (b. 1837)
  • April 7 - Wilhelm Thern, pianist (b. 1847)
  • April 10 - Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, painter and composer (b. 1875)
  • April 15 - Wilma Neruda, violinist (b. 1838)
  • May 4 - Ronald Richardson Potter, organist and composer (b. 1879)
  • May 5 - James A. Bland, musician and songwriter (b. 1854)
  • May 18 - Gustav Mahler, composer (b. 1860)
  • May 29 - W. S. Gilbert, of Gilbert & Sullivan (b. 1836)
  • June 7 - Carlos Fernández Shaw, librettist (b. 1865)
  • June 13 - Patrick Heeney, composer (b. 1881)
  • June 14 - Johan Svendsen, conductor, composer and violinist (b. 1840)
  • June 18 - Franjo Kuhač, piano teacher, conductor and musicologist (b. 1834)
  • June 21 - Robert Radecke, composer (b. 1830)
  • June 22 - Bruno Klein, organist and composer (b. 1858)
  • July 2 - Felix Mottl, conductor and composer (b. 1856)
  • July 3 - Madeline Schiller, pianist (b. c. 1845)
  • July 7 - Samuel de Lange, composer, organist, pianist, conductor and music teacher, director of the Stuttgart music conservatory (b. 1841)
  • August 2
  • Bob Cole, composer (b. 1869)
  • José Joaquín Palma, lyricist of the national anthem of Guatemala (b. 1884)
  • August 10 - Carl Christian Lumbye, Danish composer, son of Hans Christian Lumbye
  • August 29 - Hildegard Werner, Swedish musician, conductor and journalist (b. 1834)
  • October 3 - Paul Sarebresole, ragtime composer (b. 1875)
  • October 13 - Harry Rickards, comedian, singer and theatre owner (b. 1843)
  • November 23 - Catalina Berroa, Cuban pianist, music teacher and composer (b. 1849)
  • References

    1911 in music Wikipedia


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