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1920 in music

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1920 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1920.

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Events

  • January 19 - The Salzburg Festival was revived.
  • September 4 - City of Birmingham Orchestra (England) first rehearses (in a city police bandroom). Later this month, its first concert, conducted by Appleby Matthews, opens with Granville Bantock's overture Saul; in November it gives its "First Symphony Concert" when Edward Elgar conducts a programme of his own music in Birmingham Town Hall.
  • November 15 - First complete public performance of Gustav Holst's suite The Planets given in London by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Albert Coates.
  • December 4 - Première of the opera Die tote Stadt by 23-year-old Erich Wolfgang Korngold. It later becomes known that the librettist, "Paul Schott", is Korngold's father Julius.
  • December 30 - Pearl Hamilton (later with the Three X Sisters), plays piano with small jazz ensemble to appreciative audience at the Star Theater in New York City.
  • Mamie Smith's first blues recordings become a hit, alerting record companies to the African American market.
  • Hamilton Harty is appointed resident conductor of the Hallé Orchestra.
  • Henri Sauguet forms Groupe des Trois (the Group of Three) along with Louis Emié and Jean-Marcel Lizotte.
  • The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra launches its Mahler festival.
  • Gabriel Fauré retires from the Paris Conservatoire, and is awarded the Grand-Croix of the Légion d'Honneur.
  • Publications

  • Stewart Macpherson - Melody and Harmony
  • Published popular music

  • "After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "All She'd Say Was "Umh Hum"" w.m. King Zany, Mac Emery, Gus Van & Joe Schenck
  • "All The Boys Love Mary" Gus Van & Joe Schenck
  • "Aunt Hagar's Blues" w.m. W. C. Handy
  • "Avalon" w.m. B. G. DeSylva, Al Jolson & Vincent Rose
  • "Blue Jeans" w. Harry D. Kerr, m. Lou Traveller
  • "Bright Eyes" w. Harry B. Smith m. Otto Motzan & M. K. Jerome
  • "Broadway Rose" w. Eugene West m. Martin Fried & Otis Spencer
  • "Chanson" m. Rudolf Friml
  • "Chili Bean" w. Lew Brown m. Albert Von Tilzer
  • "Crazy Blues" w.m. Percy Bradford
  • "The Cuckoo Waltz" w. Arthur Kingsley m. J. E. Jonasson
  • "Daddy, You've Been A Mother To Me" w.m. Fred Fisher
  • "Do You Ever Think Of Me?" w. John Cooper & Harry D. Kerr m. Earl Burtnett
  • "Down By The O-HI-O (I've Got The Sweetest Little O, My ! O ! )" w. Jack Yellen m. Abe Olman
  • "Feather Your Nest" w.m. James Kendis, James Brockman & Howard Johnson
  • "The Gipsy Warned Me" w.m. R. P. Weston & Bert Lee
  • "Great Camp Meeting Day" w. Noble Sissle
  • "He Went In Like A Lion (And Came Out Like A Lamb)" w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Harry von Tilzer
  • "Home Again Blues" w.m. Harry Akst & Irving Berlin
  • "I Belong to Glasgow" w.m. Will Fyffe
  • "I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody Like I'm Loving You" w.m. Tom Pitts, Raymond B. Egan & Roy Marsh
  • "I Used To Love You, But It's All Over Now" w. Lew Brown m. Albert Von Tilzer
  • "I'd Love To Fall Asleep And Wake Up In My Mammy's Arms" w. Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young m. Fred E. Ahlert
  • "I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time" w. Neville Fleason m. Albert Von Tilzer
  • "I'll See You In C-U-B-A" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "In A Persian Market" m. Albert William Ketèlbey
  • "The Japanese Sandman" w. Raymond B. Egan m. Richard A. Whiting
  • "Jellybean" by Jimmie Dupre, Sam Rosen, and Joe Verges
  • "Kalua" w. Anne Caldwell m. Jerome Kern
  • "Left All Alone Again Blues" w. Anne Caldwell m. Jerome Kern
  • "Little Town In The Ould County Down" w. Richard Pascoe m. Monte Carlo & Alma Saunders
  • "Look for the Silver Lining" w. B. G. DeSylva m. Jerome Kern
  • "The Love Boat" by Gene Buck
  • "Love Nest" w. Otto Harbach m. Louis A. Hirsch
  • "Margie" w. Benny Davis m. Con Conrad & J. Russel Robinson
  • "Mary" w. Otto Harbach m. Louis A. Hirsch
  • "My Little Bimbo Down On A Bamboo Isle" w. Grant Clarke w. Walter Donaldson
  • "My Mammy" w. Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young m. Walter Donaldson
  • "My Man" w. (Eng) Channing Pollock (Fr) Albert Willemetz & Jacques Charles m. Maurice Yvain
  • "O'er The Hills To Ardentinny" w.m. Harry Lauder
  • "Old Pal Why Don't You Answer Me" w. Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young m. M. K. Jerome
  • "Pale Moon" w. Jesse Glick m. Frederick Knight Logan
  • "Palesteena" w.m. Con Conrad & J. Russell Robinson
  • "Polly" w. Leo Wood m. Jack Richmond
  • "Pretty Kitty Kelly" w. Harry Pease m. Ed G. Nelson
  • "Rose Of Washington Square" w. Ballard MacDonald m. James F. Hanley
  • "San" w.m. Lindsay McPhail & Walter Michels
  • "So Long, Oo Long" w. Bert Kalmar m. Harry Ruby
  • "Tell Me Little Gypsy" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "That Old Irish Mother Of Mine" w. William Jerome m. Harry Von Tilzer
  • "La Veeda" w. Nat Vincent m. John Alden
  • "Wang Wang Blues" w. Leo Wood m. Gus Mueller, Buster Johnson & Henry Busse
  • "When My Baby Smiles At Me" w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Billy Munro
  • "Where Do They Go When They Row, Row, Row?" w. Bert Kalmar & George Jessel, m. Harry Ruby
  • "Whispering" w. Malvin Schonberger m. John Schonberger
  • "White Army, Black Baron" w. Pavel Grigor'ev, m. Samuel Pokrass
  • "Whose Baby Are You?" w. Anne Caldwell m. Jerome Kern
  • "Wild Rose" w. Clifford Grey m. Jerome Kern
  • "A Young Man's Fancy" w. John Murray Anderson & Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager
  • Top hits on record

  • "Crazy Blues" by Mamie Smith
  • "Dardanella" by Ben Selvin's Novelty Orchestra
  • "I've Got My Captain Working for Me Now" by Al Jolson
  • "Love Nest" by John Steel
  • "Whispering" by Paul Whiteman's Orchestra
  • Classical music

  • Granville Bantock – Arabian Nights
  • Béla Bartók – Eight Improvisations on Peasant Songs
  • Arnold Bax – Phantasy for viola and orchestra
  • Arthur Bliss
  • The Tempest, overture and interludes;
  • Concerto for piano, tenor voice, strings and percussion
  • Rout (for soprano and chamber orchestra)
  • Ernest Bloch – Violin Sonata No. 1
  • Ferruccio Busoni –
  • Piano Sonatina No. 6 (Fantasia da camera super Carmen),
  • Divertimento for flute and orchestra
  • Carlos Chávez – Symphony, Piano Sonata No. 1
  • Frederick Delius – Hassan
  • Gabriel Fauré – Masques et Bergamasques
  • Johan Halvorsen - Norwegian Rhapsody No. 2
  • Gustav Holst – The Planets
  • Arthur Honegger
  • Pastorale d'été
  • Viola Sonata
  • Cello Sonata
  • Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov - An Episode from the Life of Schubert, op. 61
  • Leoš Janáček – Ballad of Blanik (symphonic poem)
  • Darius Milhaud – Le Boeuf sur le toit (ballet), Ballade (for piano and orchestra)
  • Francis Poulenc – Five Impromptus for Piano, Suite in C Major for Piano
  • Sergei Prokofiev – Five Songs without Words (for voice and piano)
  • Maurice Ravel
  • La Valse
  • Sonata for violin and cello
  • Erik Satie – La Belle excentrique
  • Dmitri Shostakovich – Five Preludes for piano
  • Igor Stravinsky – Pulcinella, Concertino for string quartet, Symphonies of Wind Instruments
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending, Mass in G minor, London Symphony
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos – Symphony No. 5, "A paz" (Peace)
  • Opera

  • Vincent D'Indy - The Legend of St. Christoper
  • Clemens Freiherr von Franckenstein - Li-Tai-Pe
  • Henry Hadley - Cleopatra's Night
  • Leoš Janáček - The Excursions of Mr. Broucek on the Moon and in the 15th Century
  • Erich Korngold - Die tote Stadt
  • Ruggiero Leoncavallo - Edipo Re
  • Musical theatre

  • Afgar Broadway production opened at the Central Theatre on November 8 and ran for 168 performances
  • As You Were Broadway revue by Arthur Wimperis opened at the Central Theatre on January 27 and ran for 143 performances. Starring Sam Bernard, Irene Bordoni, Clifton Webb and Hugh Cameron.
  • The Beggar's Opera London production opened at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith on June 5 and ran for 1,463 performances
  • Die Blaue Mazur (The Blue Mazurka) (Music by Franz Lehár), Vienna
  • George White's Scandals Of 1920 Broadway revue opened at the Globe Theatre on June 7 and ran for 134 performances
  • The Gingham Girl Broadway production (music by Albert Von Tilzer) at the Central Theatre ran for 322 performances
  • Irene London production opened at the Empire Theatre on April 7 and ran for 399 performances
  • Johnny Jones London production opened at the Alhambra Theatre on June 1 and ran for 349 performances
  • Jumble Sale London revue opened at the Vaudeville Theatre on December 16 and ran for 176 performances
  • Just Fancy London production opened at the Vaudeville Theatre on March 26 and ran for 332 performances
  • Der letzte Walzer (The Last Waltz) (Music by Oscar Straus), Berlin
  • A Little Dutch Girl opened at the Lyric Theatre on December 1 and ran for 207 performances
  • The Night Boat Broadway production opened at the Liberty Theatre on February 2 and ran for 318 performances. Jeanette MacDonald made her first Broadway appearance as a member of the chorus.
  • A Night Out London production opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on September 18 and ran for 309 performances
  • Sally Broadway production opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on December 21 and ran for 570 performances
  • The Shop Girl London revival opened at the Gaiety Theatre on March 25 and ran for 327 performances
  • Tickle Me ( Music: Herbert P. Stothart) Broadway production opened at the Selwyn Theatre on August 17 and ran for 207 performances. Starring Louise Allen, Allen Kearns and Frank Tinney.
  • Tip Top Broadway production opened at the Globe Theatre on October 5 and ran for 241 performances
  • Ziegfeld Follies of 1920 Broadway revue opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on June 22 and ran for 123 performances, but ran most years until 1927.
  • Births

  • January 1 - Virgilio Savona, Italian singer and songwriter (Quartetto Cetra) (d. 2009)
  • January 3 - Renato Carosone, Italian musician and singer (d. 2001)
  • January 5 - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, pianist (d. 1995)
  • February 13
  • Eileen Farrell, soprano (d. 2002)
  • Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (d. 1987)
  • February 18 - Rolande Falcinelli, organist, pianist and composer (d. 2006)
  • February 23 - Hall Overton, composer, jazz pianist and music teacher (d. 1972)
  • February 26 - Henri Crolla, jazz guitarist and film composer (d. 1960)
  • April 7 - Ravi Shankar, Indian sitarist (d. 2012)
  • April 12 - The Cox Twins, music hall entertainers(Frank, d. 2007) (Fred, d. 2013)
  • April 21 - Bruno Maderna, conductor and composer (d. 1973)
  • April 29 - Harold Shapero, composer (d. 2013)
  • May 2 - Jean-Marie Auberson, violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • May 13 - Gareth Morris, flautist (d. 2007)
  • May 18 - Lucia Mannucci, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) (d. 2012)
  • May 21 - Bill Barber, jazz musician (d. 2007)
  • May 26 - Peggy Lee, singer and songwriter (d. 2002)
  • June 6
  • Dino Asciolla, violinist (d. 1994)
  • Robert Turner, composer (d. 2012)
  • June 10 - Bonnie Davis, R&B singer (d. 1976)
  • June 11 - Hazel Scott, classical pianist and singer (d. 1981)
  • June 19 - Johnny Douglas, film composer and conductor (d. 2003)
  • June 25 - Ozan Marsh, American concert pianist (d. 1992)
  • June 26 - Leonid Hambro, pianist (d. 2006)
  • July 1 - Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (d. 1999)
  • July 11 - Yul Brynner, actor, star of The King and I (d. 1985)
  • July 20 - Carmen Carrozza, accordionist (d. 2013)
  • July 21 - Manuel Valls, composer (d. 1984)
  • August 8
  • Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (d. 2006)
  • Jimmy Witherspoon, blues singer (d. 1997)
  • August 17 - Georgia Gibbs, singer (d. 2006)
  • August 29 - Charlie Parker, jazz musician (d. 1955)
  • September 17 - Jean Perrin, composer (d. 1989)
  • September 23 - Mickey Rooney, actor and entertainer (d. 2014)
  • September 28 - Irma Baltuttis, singer and entertainer (d. 1958)
  • October 13 - Albert Hague, songwriter (d. 2001)
  • October 27 - Nanette Fabray, actress and singer
  • December 6 - Dave Brubeck, jazz musician (d. 2012)
  • December 24 - Dave Bartholomew, bandleader, composer and arranger
  • Jan Van Halen (father of Eddie and Alex Van Halen)

    Deaths

  • January 8 - Maud Powell, violinist (b. 1867)
  • January 16 - Reginald De Koven, US music critic and composer (b. 1859)
  • January 18 - Giovanni Capurro, poet, co-writer of "O Sole Mio" (b. 1859)
  • January 21 - John Henry Maunder, composer (b. 1858)
  • January 24 - William Percy French, songwriter (b. 1854)
  • February 2 - Theo Marzials, singer and composer (b. 1850)
  • February 11 - Gaby Deslys, dancer and actress (b. 1881)
  • February 12 - Émile Sauret, violinist and composer (b. 1852)
  • February 23 - Alexander Ilyinsky, music teacher and composer (b. 1859)
  • March 20 - Eva Mylott, operatic contralto (b. 1875) (domestic accident)
  • April 4 - Carl Bohm, pianist and composer (b. 1844)
  • April 8 - Charles Griffes, composer (b. 1884)
  • April 19 - Mathilde Mallinger, lyric soprano (b. 1847)
  • May 6 - Hortense Schneider, operatic soprano (b. 1833)
  • May 25 - Georg Jarno, composer of operettas (b. 1868)
  • May 28 - Hardwicke Rawnsley, hymn-writer (b. 1851)
  • June 27 - Adolphe-Basile Routhier, lyricist (b. 1839)
  • June 28 - Pauline Rita, singer and actress (b. c.1842)
  • July 17 - Dorothy Goetz, first wife of Irving Berlin (b. 1892) (typhoid)
  • July 26 - Carlos Troyer, composer (b. 1837)
  • August 29 - Gustav Jenner, composer and conductor (b. 1865)
  • October 2 - Max Bruch, composer (b. 1838)
  • October 16 - Alberto Nepomuceno, composer and conductor (b. 1864)
  • November 6 - Maria Waldmann, operatic mezzo-soprano associated with Verdi (b. 1844)
  • date unknown
  • George J. Gaskin, singer (b. c. 1850)
  • Carlos Hartling, German-born composer of the Honduras national anthem (b. 1869)
  • Paloke Kurti, Albanian composer (b. 1860)
  • References

    1920 in music Wikipedia


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