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1915 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1915.

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Events

  • March–December - The ukulele becomes popular as a result of its appearance in the Hawaiian Pavilion at the Panama–Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
  • May 15 - Tom Brown's band from New Orleans begin performing in Chicago, Illinois and start advertising themselves as a "Jass Band".
  • April 21 - Sibelius sees sixteen swans over Lake Tuusula which immediately inspires him to write the theme that becomes the finalé to his Symphony No. 5.
  • Summer - Claude Debussy composes at Pourville on the French Channel coast.
  • October 28 - Richard Strauss's symphonic poem An Alpine Symphony (Eine Alpensinfonie) is premiered by the orchestra of the Dresden Hofkapelle in Berlin under the composer's baton.
  • November 13 - First concert devoted to the work of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.
  • December 8 - Jean Sibelius's Symphony No. 5 is premiered by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra at a birthday concert for him.
  • December - Claude Debussy becomes one of the first people to receive a colostomy.
  • Composer Alban Berg enters service with the Austro-Hungarian Army.
  • Composer Herbert Howells is given six months to live, and becomes the first person in the UK to receive radium treatment (he will live on until 1983).
  • William Penfro Rowlands's hymn tune "Blaenwern" is first published in Henry H. Jones' Cân a Moliant.
  • Published popular music

  • "Alabama Jubilee" w.m. Jack Yellen & George L. Cobb
  • "All For You" w. Henry Blossom m. Victor Herbert
  • "Along The Rocky Road To Dublin" w. Joe Young m. Bert Grant
  • "America, I Love You" w. Edgar Leslie m. Archie Gottler
  • "Araby" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Are You From Dixie?" w.m. Jack Yellen & George L. Cobb
  • "Are You The O'Reilly? (Blime Me, O' Reilly, You Are Lookin' Well)" Rooney, Emmett
  • "The Army Of Today's All Right" w.m. Kenneth Lyle & Fred W. Leigh
  • "Auf Wiedersehen" w. Herbert Reynolds m. Sigmund Romberg, from the musical The Blue Paradise
  • "Babes In The Wood" w. Schuyler Greene & Jerome Kern m. Jerome Kern
  • "Baby Shoes" w. Joe Goodwin & Ed Rose m. Al Piantadosi
  • "Beatrice Fairfax, Tell Me What To Do" w.m. Grant Clarke, Joseph McCarthy, & James V. Monaco
  • "Belgium Put the Kibosh on the Kaiser" w.m. Mark Sheridan
  • "Blame It On The Blues" Doc Cooke
  • "Canadian Capers" w. Earl Burnett m. Gus Chandler, Bert White & Henry Cohan
  • "Close To My Heart" by A.B. Sterling
  • "Dear Old-Fashioned Irish Songs, My Mother Sang To Me" Bryan, Von Tilzer
  • "Don't Bite The Hand That's Feeding You" w. Thomas Hoier m. James Morgan
  • "Down In Bom-Bombay" w. Ballard MacDonald m. Harry Carroll
  • "Everything In America Is Ragtime" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Fascination" w.m. Harold Atteridge & Sigmund Romberg
  • "Gasoline Gus And His Jitney Bus" Gay, Brown
  • "Georgia Grind" w.m. Spencer Williams
  • "The Girl On The Magazine Cover" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Hello Frisco!" w. Gene Buck m. Louis A. Hirsch
  • "Hello, Hawaii, How Are You?" w. Bert Kalmar & Edgar Leslie m. Jean Schwartz
  • "The Hesitating Blues" w.m. W. C. Handy
  • "I Can Beat You Doing What You're Doing Me" w.m. Clarence Williams & Armand J. Piron
  • "I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier" w. Alfred Bryan m. Al Piantadosi
  • "I Love a Piano" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "I Wish I Was An Island In An Ocean Of Girls" w. Henry Blossom m. Victor Herbert
  • "I'd Rather Be A Lamp-Post On Old Broadway" Benjamin Hapgood Burt
  • "If I Can't Sing The Words, You Must Whistle The Tune" Hermann Darewski
  • "If We Can't Be The Same Old Sweethearts" w. Joe McCarthy m. James V. Monaco
  • "I'm Simply Crazy Over You" w. William Jerome & E. Ray Goetz m. Jean Schwartz
  • "In a Monastery Garden" m. Albert William Ketèlbey
  • "Ireland Is Ireland To Me" w. Fiske O'Hara & J. Keirn Brennan m. Ernest R. Ball
  • "It's Tulip Time In Holland" w. Dave Radford m. Richard A. Whiting
  • "I've Been Floating Down the Old Green River" w. Bert Kalmar m. Joe Cooper
  • "I've Gotta Go Back To Texas" Irving Berlin
  • "Just Try To Picture Me (Back Home In Tennessee)" w. William Jerome m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Keep the Home Fires Burning" w. Lena Guilbert Ford m. Ivor Novello (2nd edition, first under this title)
  • "The Ladder Of Roses" w. R. H. Burnside m. Raymond Hubbell
  • "The Little House Upon The Hill" w. Ballard MacDonald & Joe Goodwin m. Harry Puck
  • "Love Is The Best Of All" w. Henry Blossom m. Victor Herbert
  • "Love, Here Is My Heart" w. Adrian Ross m. Lãu Silésu
  • "The Magic Melody" w. Schuyler Greene m. Jerome Kern
  • "Memories" w. Gustave Kahn m. Egbert Van Alstyne
  • "Molly Dear It's You I'm After" w. Frank Wood m. Henry E. Pether
  • "M-O-T-H-E-R" w. Howard Johnson m. Theodore F. Morse
  • "My Little Girl" w. Sam M. Lewis & William Dillon m. Albert Von Tilzer
  • "My Mother's Rosary" w. Sam M. Lewis m. George W. Meyer
  • "My Sweet Adair" w.m. L. Wolfe Gilbert & Anatole Friedland
  • "Neapolitan Love Song" w. Henry Blossom Jr m. Victor Herbert
  • "Nola" m.Felix Arndt
  • "Norway" by Joe McCarthy
  • "On The Beach At Waikiki" w. G. H. Stover m. Henry Kailimai
  • "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag" w. George Asaf m. Felix Powell
  • "Paper Doll" w.m. Johnny S. Black
  • "The Perfect Song" w. Clarence Lucas m. Joseph Carl Breil
  • "Please Keep Out Of My Dreams" w.m. Elsa Maxwell
  • "Ragging The Scale" w. Dave Ringle m. Edward B. Claypole
  • "Ragtime Pipe of Pan" w. Harold J. Atteridge m. Sigmund Romberg from the revue A World of Pleasure
  • "Railroad Jim" by Nat H. Vincent
  • "Ritual Fire Dance" m. Manuel de Falla
  • "She's The Daughter Of Mother Machree" w. Jeff T. Branen m. Ernest R. Ball
  • "Siam" w. Howard Johnson m. Fred Fisher
  • "So Long Letty" by Earl Carroll
  • "Some Little Bug Is Going To Find You" w. Benjamin Hapgood Burt & Roy Atwell m. Silvio Hein. Introduced by Roy Atwell in the musical Alone at Last.
  • "Some Sort Of Somebody" w. Elsie Janis m. Jerome Kern
  • "Song Of The Islands" w.m. Charles E. King
  • "That Hula Hula" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "There Must Be Little Cupids In The Briny" Jack Foley
  • "There's A Broken Heart For Every Light On Broadway" w. Howard Johnson m. Fred Fisher
  • "There's A Little Lane Without A Turning On The Way To Home Sweet Home" w. Sam M. Lewis m. George W. Meyer
  • "Underneath The Stars" w. Fleta Jan Brown m. Herbert Spencer
  • "We'll Have A Jubilee In My Old Kentucky Home" w. Coleman Goetz m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Weary Blues" m. Artie Matthews
  • "When I Get Back To The USA" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "When I Leave The World Behind" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "When Old Bill Bailey Plays The Ukulele" w.m. Charles McCarron & Nat Vincent
  • "When You're In Love With Someone" w.m. Grant Clarke & Al Piantadosi
  • "Which Switch Is The Switch, Miss, For Ipswich?" David, Barnett & Darewski
  • "You Can't Mend A Broken Heart" by Shelton Brooks
  • "You Know And I Know" w. Schuyler Greene m. Jerome Kern
  • "You'll Always Be The Same Sweet Girl" w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Harry Von Tilzer
  • Hit recordings

  • "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" by Alma Gluck
  • "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" by John McCormack
  • "I Didn't Raise My Boy to be a Soldier" by Morton Harvey
  • "Keep the Home Fires Burning" by James F. Harrison
  • Classical music

  • Béla Bartók
  • Romanian Folk Dances
  • Sonatina
  • Alban Berg - Three Pieces for Orchestra (Drei Orchesterstücke; first performed 1923/30)
  • John Alden Carpenter
  • Adventures in a Perambulator (first performed)
  • Concertino for piano and orchestra
  • Impromptu for piano
  • Polonaise Américaine for piano
  • Claude Debussy
  • En blanc et noir for two pianos
  • Études for solo piano (two books of 6)
  • Sonata for cello and piano in D minor
  • Sonata for flute, viola and harp (first performed 1916)
  • Manuel de Falla
  • El amor brujo (gitanería version for cante flamenco, actors and chamber orchestra)
  • Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Noches en los jardines de España; first performed 1916)
  • Jesús Guridi - Así cantan los chicos
  • Charles Ives
  • Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass., 1840–60 (first published 1919)
  • String Quartet No. 2 (first performed 1946)
  • Zoltán Kodály - Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8
  • Federico Mompou - L'Hora Gris ("Grey Hour")
  • Manuel Ponce - Balada Mexicana
  • Sergei Prokofiev - Scythian Suite (first performed 1916)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - All-Night Vigil (Всенощное бдѣніе, Vsénoshchnoye bdéniye)
  • Max Reger
  • Requiem, Op. 144b
  • String Trio No. 2 in D minor, Op. 141b
  • Jean Sibelius
  • Impromptu, Op. 78
  • Jäger March (Jääkärien marssi), Op. 91a, for male chorus and symphony orchestra
  • Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar - Symphony No. 2 in G minor
  • Richard Strauss - An Alpine Symphony
  • Karol Szymanowski
  • Métopes, for piano
  • Mythes, for violin and piano
  • Songs of a Fairy-Tale Princess, for voice and piano
  • 3 Songs on Words by Dmitri Davydov, for voice and piano
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos
  • Cello Concerto no. 1
  • Danças Características Africanas for piano
  • Desesperança - Sonata Phantastica e Capricciosa No. 1 for violin and piano
  • Elégie for orchestra
  • Suíte graciosa (revised in 1946 as String Quartet No. 1)
  • String Quartet No. 2
  • Trio for piano and strings No. 2
  • Siegfried Wagner - Violin Concerto
  • Opera

  • Rutland Boughton - Bethlehem
  • Umberto Giordano - Madame Sans-Gene
  • Emmerich Kálmán - Die Csárdásfürstin
  • Musical theater

  • Alone at Last Broadway production opened at the Shubert Theatre on October 14 and ran for 180 performances
  • Betty London production opened at Daly's Theatre on April 24 and ran for 391 performances
  • The Blue Paradise Broadway production opened at the Casino Theatre on August 5 and ran for 356 performances.
  • Bric-A-Brac London production opened at the Palace Theatre on September 18.
  • 5064 Gerrard London revue opened at the Alhambra Theatre on March 19.
  • Hip-Hip-Hooray Broadway revue opened at the Hippodrome Theatre on September 30 and ran for 425 performances.
  • Maid in America Broadway production opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on February 18 and ran for 108 performances.
  • The Only Girl London production opened at the Apollo Theatre on September 25 and ran for 107 performances.
  • The Passing Show Of 1915 Broadway revue opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on May 29 and ran for 145 performances.
  • Shell Out London production opened at the Comedy Theatre on August 24 and ran for 315 performances.
  • Stop! Look! Listen! Broadway production opened at the Globe Theatre on December 25 and ran for 105 performances.
  • Tonight's The Night London production opened at the Gaiety Theatre on April 18 and ran for 460 performances.
  • Very Good Eddie Broadway production opened at the Princess Theatre on December 23 and ran for 341 performances
  • A World of Pleasure Broadway revue opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on October 14 and ran for 116 performances.
  • Ziegfeld Follies Of 1915 Broadway revue opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on June 21 and ran for 104 performances
  • Births

  • January 1 - Fulgencio Aquino, Venezuelan harpist and composer (d. 1994)
  • January 6 - Bob Copper, English folk singer (d. 2004)
  • January 25 - Ewan MacColl, English folk singer and songwriter (d. 1989)
  • January 27 - Jack Brymer, English clarinettist (d. 2003)
  • January 29 - John Serry, Sr., US concert accordionist, composer & arranger (d. 2003)
  • January 30 - Dorothy Dell, actress and singer (d. 1934)
  • January 31 - Alan Lomax, US folklorist and musicologist (d. 2002)
  • February 4 - Ray Evans, US songwriter (d. 2007)
  • February 18 - Marcel Landowski, French composer, biographer and arts administrator (d. 1999)
  • March 4 - Carlos Surinach, Spanish composer (d. 1997)
  • March 10 - Charles Groves, English conductor (d. 1992)
  • March 14 - Alexander Brott, Canadian conductor and composer (d. 2005)
  • March 17 - Ray Ellington (born Harry Brown), English singer (d. 1985)
  • March 20
  • Sviatoslav Richter, pianist (d. 1997)
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe, gospel singer (d. 1973)
  • March 25 - Dorothy Squires, Welsh singer (d. 1998)
  • March 27 - Robert Lockwood, Jr., US Delta blues guitarist (d. 2006)
  • March 28 - Jay Livingston, songwriter (d. 2001)
  • March 29 - George Chisholm, Scottish-born jazz trombonist and comedian (d. 1997)
  • April 4 - Muddy Waters (born McKinley Morganfield), African American blues musician (d. 1983)
  • April 7 - Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan), African American blues singer (d. 1959)
  • April 12 - Hound Dog Taylor, African American blues guitarist (d. 1975)
  • April 29 - Donald Mills, US singer of the Mills Brothers (d. 1999)
  • May 5 - Alice Faye, US actress and singer (d. 1998)
  • May 8 - Nan Wynn, US singer (d. 1971)
  • May 25 - Ginny Simms, US singer (d. 1994)
  • May 27
  • Esther Soré, Chilean musician (d. 1996)
  • Midge Williams, African American jazz singer (d. 1952)
  • June 1 - Bart Howard, composer and pianist (d. 2004)
  • June 9 - Les Paul, US musician, inventor of the solid body electric guitar (d. 2009)
  • June 12 - Priscilla Lane, US singer and actress (d. 1995)
  • June 17 - David "Stringbean" Akeman, US country musician (d. 1973)
  • June 18 - Vic Legley, Dutch composer (d. 1994)
  • June 28 - David Honeyboy Edwards, US blues musician (d. 2011)
  • July 9 - David Diamond, classical composer (d. 2005)
  • July 15 - Frankie Yankovic, polka musician (d. 1998)
  • July 23 - Emmett Berry, jazz trumpeter (d. 1993)
  • July 31 - George Forrest, musical theatre writer (d. 1999)
  • August 6 - Jacques Abram, pianist (d. 1998)
  • August 24 - Wynonie Harris, US singer (d. 1969)
  • August 26 - Humphrey Searle, English composer (d. 1982)
  • August 30 - Robert Strassburg, US classical composer (d. 2003)
  • September 3
  • Knut Nystedt, Norwegian classical composer (d. 2014)
  • Memphis Slim (born John Chatman), African American blues musician (d. 1988)
  • September 5 - Florencio Morales Ramos, singer, trovador and composer (d. 1989)
  • September 12 - Billy Daniels, US singer (d. 1988)
  • September 23 - Julius Baker, flautist (d. 2003)
  • September 24 - Ettore Gracis, conductor (d. 1992)
  • October 10 - Sweets Edison, jazz trumpeter (d. 1999)
  • October 31 - Jane Jarvis, jazz pianist and composer
  • November 5 – Myron Floren, accordionist (d. 2005)
  • November 9 - Hanka Bielicka, Polish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • November 14 - Billy Bauer, cool jazz guitarist (d. 2005)
  • November 26 - Earl Wild, pianist (d. 2010)
  • November 29 - Billy Strayhorn, jazz composer, pianist, arranger, lyricist and collaborator with Duke Ellington (d. 1967)
  • November 30 - Brownie McGhee, US Piedmont blues musician (d. 1996)
  • December 12 - Frank Sinatra, US singer and actor (d. 1998)
  • December 16 - Georgy Sviridov, Russian/Soviet composer (d. 1998)
  • December 17 - André Claveau, singer (d. 2003)
  • December 19 - Édith Piaf, French singer (d. 1963)
  • December 25 - Pete Rugolo, Italian-born US pianist and bandleader (d 2011)
  • Deaths

  • January 2 - Karl Goldmark, Hungarian composer (b. 1830)
  • January 5 - Jeanne Gerville-Réache, French operatic contralto (b. 1882)
  • January 21 - Louis Gregh, French composer and publisher (b. 1843)
  • January 22 - Anna Bartlett Warner, songwriter (b. 1827)
  • January 25 - Rudolf Tillmetz, flute virtuoso, pedagogue and composer (b. 1847)
  • February 12
  • Fanny Crosby, hymn-writer (b. 1820)
  • Emile Waldteufel, composer (b. 1837)
  • March 12 - Heinrich Schülz-Beuthen, composer (b. 1838)
  • March 19 - Franz Xaver Neruda, cellist and composer (b. 1843)
  • April 27 - Alexander Scriabin, composer (b. 1872) (sepsis)
  • May 7 - Charles Frohman, Broadway producer (b. 1856) (drowned in sinking of the RMS Lusitania)
  • June 9 - Enrico Rocca, violin maker (b. 1847)
  • June 10 - William Hayman Cummings, organist and singer (b. 1831)
  • June 19 - Sergei Taneyev, pianist and composer (b. 1856)
  • June 25 - Rafael Joseffy, pianist and composer (b. 1852)
  • September 15 - Isidor Bajić, composer (b. 1878)
  • September 29 - Rudi Stephan, composer (b. 1887) (killed in action)
  • October 2 - Russell Alexander, entertainer and composer (b. 1877)
  • October 5 - Otto Malling, organist and composer (b. 1848)
  • October 22 - Adèle Isaac, operatic soprano (b. 1854)
  • October 26 - August Bungert, German composer and poet (b. 1845)
  • November 14 - Teodor Leszetycki, pianist and composer (b. 1830)
  • November 27 - Sigismund Zaremba, Russian composer (b. 1861)
  • c. December 1 - Henry Hart, African American entertainer and composer (b. 1839)
  • December 10 - David Jenkins, Welsh choral composer (b. 1848)
  • date unknown
  • Billy Kersands, African American dancer (b. c. 1842)
  • Bertha Tammelin, Swedish mezzo-soprano singer and actress (b. 1836)
  • José María Usandizaga, Spanish Basque composer (b. 1887) (tuberculosis)
  • References

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