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1921 in music

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1921 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1921.

Contents

Events

  • January - Amelita Galli-Curci marries her accompanist, Homer Samuels, who had been named in her divorce from the Marchese Luigi Curci.
  • June-July - The Harvard Glee Club takes its first trip to Europe, garnering international press attention.
  • Clarence Williams makes his first recordings
  • Mary Stafford becomes the first black woman to record for Columbia Records
  • The 17-string koto, or "Jūshichi-gen", is invented by Michio Miyagi.
  • Cyril Rootham dedicates his "Suite in Three Movements" for flute and piano to French flautist Louis Fleury.
  • Publications

  • Ferruccio Busoni – The Essence of Oneness of Music
  • Published popular music

  • "Ain't We Got Fun?" w.m. Richard A. Whiting, Raymond Egan & Gus Kahn
  • "All by Myself" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "And Her Mother Came Too" w. Dion Titheradge m. Ivor Novello
  • "Any Time" w.m. Herbert Happy Lawson
  • "April Showers" w. B. G. De Sylva m. Louis Silvers
  • "Baltimore Buzz" w.m. Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake
  • "Bandana Days" w.m. Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake
  • "Bimini Bay" w. Gus Kahn & Raymond Egan m. Richard Whiting
  • "Boy Wanted" w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
  • "Dancing Time" w.(Eng) George Grossmith, Jr. (US) Howard Dietz m. Jerome Kern US words written 1924.
  • "Dapper Dan" w. Lew Brown m. Albert Von Tilzer
  • "Dear Old Southland" w. Henry Creamer m. Turner Layton
  • "Down South" w. B. G. DeSylva m. Walter Donaldson. Introduced by Al Jolson in the musical Bombo
  • "Down Yonder" w.m. L. Wolfe Gilbert
  • "Everybody Step" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Hawaiian Chimes" w. Irving Bibo m. Eva Applefield
  • "I Ain't Nobody's Darling" w. Elmer Hughes m. Robert A. King
  • "I Found A Rose In The Devil's Garden" w.m. Fred Fisher & Willie Raskin
  • "I Wonder If You Still Care For Me" w.m. Harry B. Smith & Francis Wheeler
  • "I'll Forget You" w. Annelu Burns m. Ernest R. Ball
  • "I'm Just Wild About Harry" w.m. Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake
  • "I'm Missin' Mammy's Kissin'" w. Sidney Clare m. Lew Pollack
  • "I'm Nobody's Baby" w.m. Benny Davis, Milton Ager & Lester Santly
  • "Jazz Me Blues" m. Tom Delaney
  • "Keep Movin'" Helen Trix
  • "Kitten On The Keys" m. Zez Confrey
  • "Laughin' Rag" S. Moore, H. Skinner
  • "Learn To Smile" w. Otto Harbach m. Louis A. Hirsch
  • "Leave Me With A Smile" w.m. Charles Koehler & Earl Burtnett
  • "Love Will Find A Way" w.m. Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake
  • "Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me" w. Sidney Clare m. Con Conrad
  • "Make Believe" w. Benny Davis m. Jack Shilkret
  • "Mandy 'N' Me" w. Bert Kalmar m. Con Conrad
  • "My Sunny Tennessee" w.m. Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby & Herman Ruby
  • "Peggy O'Neill" w.m. Harry Pease, Ed G. Nelson & Gilbert Dodge
  • "Sally" w. Clifford Grey m. Jerome Kern
  • "Say It With Music" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Second Hand Rose" w. Grant Clarke m. James F. Hanley
  • "The Sheik of Araby" w. Harry B. Smith & Francis Wheeler m. Ted Snyder
  • "She's Mine, All Mine" w.m. Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby
  • "Shuffle Along w.m. Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake
  • "Shimmy With Me" w. P. G. Wodehouse m. Jerome Kern from the musical The Cabaret Girl
  • "Song Of Love" w. Dorothy Donnelly m. Sigmund Romberg
  • "Strut Miss Lizzie" w. Henry Creamer m. Turner Layton
  • "Swanee River Moon" w.m. H. Pitman Clarke
  • "Sweet Lady" w. Howard Johnson m. Frank Crumit & Dave Zoob
  • "Ten Little Fingers And Ten Little Toes" w. Harry Pease & Johnny White m. Ira Schuster & Ed G. Nelson
  • "There'll Be Some Changes Made" w. Billy Higgins m. Benton Overstreet
  • "Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old 'Tucky Home" w. Sam H. Lewis & Joe Young m. George W. Meyer
  • "Wabash Blues" w. Dave Ringle m. Fred Meinken
  • "When Big Profundo Sang Low C" w. Marion T. Bohannon m. George Botsford
  • "When Buddha Smiles" w. Arthur Freed m. Nacio Herb Brown
  • "When Francis Dances With Me" w. Ben Ryan m. Sol Violinsky
  • "When Shall We Meet Again" w. Raymond B. Egan m. Richard A. Whiting
  • "Whip-poor-will" w. B. G. De Sylva m. Jerome Kern
  • "Yoo-Hoo" w. B. G. De Sylva m. Al Jolson
  • Top Hit Recordings

  • "Wang Wang Blues" by Paul Whiteman's Orchestra, featuring Gussie Mueller
  • "Look for the Silver Lining" by Marion Harris
  • "Margie" by Eddie Cantor
  • "Margie, introducing Singing the Blues/Palesteena" by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  • "The Wabash Blues" by Isham Jones & His Orchestra
  • "Say It with Music" by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  • "All by Myself" by Ted Lewis & His Jazz Band
  • "Everybody Step" by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  • Classical music

  • Agustín Barrios – La Catedral
  • John Foulds – World Requiem (1919–21; premiered 1923)
  • Howard Hanson – Before the night
  • Albert Ketèlbey
  • Bells Across the Meadows
  • In a Persian Market
  • Rued Langgaard – Music of the Spheres
  • Carl Nielsen – Moderen (stage music)
  • Willem Pijper
  • Symphony No. 2
  • Trio No. 2 for violin, violoncello & piano
  • Sergei Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major
  • Edgard Varèse
  • Offrandes
  • Amériques (1918–21)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams – A Pastoral Symphony
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos – Fantasia de Movimentos Mistos, for violin & orchestra
  • Arnold Schoenberg – Suite for Piano Op. 25
  • John Ireland – Two Pieces for Piano
  • Opera

  • Franco Alfano – La leggenda di Sakùntala
  • Nicolae Bretan – Luceafarul
  • Leoš Janáček – Katya Kabanova
  • Hans Jelmoli – Die Badener Fahrt
  • Emmerich Kalman – Die Bajadere
  • Pietro Mascagni – Il Piccolo Marat
  • Musical theater

  • Bombo, Broadway production opened at Jolson's 59th Street Theatre on October 6 and ran for 213 performances
  • The Broadway Whirl, Broadway revue opened at the Times Square Theatre on June 8 and ran for 85 performances
  • The Golden Moth (Music: Ivor Novello) London production opened at the Adelphi Theatre on October 5. Starring Bobbie Comber and Thorpe Bates.
  • Good Morning, Dearie, Broadway production opened at the Globe Theatre on November 1 and ran for 347 performances
  • Pot Luck London production opened at the Vaudeville Theatre on December 24.
  • The League of Notions London revue opened at the Oxford Theatre on January 17
  • The Rebel Maid London production opened at the Empire Theatre on March 12 and ran for 114 performances.
  • The Rose Girl (Music: Anselm Goetzl Book & Lyrics: William Carey Duncan) Broadway production opened at the Ambassador Theatre on February 11 and ran for 99 performances. Starring Mabel Withee, Charles Purcell and May Boley.
  • Sally, London production opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on September 10 and ran for 387 performances
  • Shuffle Along, Broadway production opened at the Daly's 63rd Street Theatre on May 23 and ran for 504 performances
  • Sybil, London production opened at Daly's Theatre on February 19 and ran for 346 performances
  • Births

  • January 10 – Helen Bonchek Schneyer, folk musician (d. 2005)
  • January 17 – Lorna Cooke deVaron, choral conductor
  • January 22 – Arno Babajanian, composer (d. 1983)
  • January 26 – Eddie Barclay, music producer (d. 2005)
  • January 31
  • Mario Lanza, operatic tenor and film star (d. 1959)
  • Carol Channing, musical comedy star
  • February 5 – Sir John Pritchard, British conductor (d. 1989)
  • February 16 – Vera-Ellen, dancer and actress (d. 1981)
  • February 26 – Betty Hutton, actress and singer (d. 2007)
  • March 2 – Robert Simpson, musicologist and composer (d. 1997)
  • March 6 – Julius Rudel, conductor (d. 2014)
  • March 8 – Cyd Charisse, dancer (d. 2008)
  • March 11 – Ástor Piazzolla, tango composer (d. 1992)
  • March 12 – Gordon MacRae, singer and actor (d. 1986)
  • March 21
  • Arthur Grumiaux, violinist (d. 1986)
  • Antony Hopkins, composer and music writer (d. 2014)
  • March 22 – Nino Manfredi, actor and film score composer (d. 2004)
  • March 27 – Phil Chess, born Fiszel Czyż, record producer (d. 2016)
  • April 1
  • William Bergsma, composer (d. 1994)
  • Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, musician and composer (d. 2014)
  • April 8
  • Alfie Bass, actor (Tevye in West End production of Fiddler on the Roof) (d. 1987)
  • Franco Corelli, operatic tenor (d. 2003)
  • April 22 – Candido Camero, percussionist
  • April 26 – Jimmy Giuffre, jazz musician (d. 2008)
  • May 17
  • Dennis Brain, horn virtuoso (d. 1957)
  • Bob Merrill, US songwriter (d. 1998)
  • May 23 – Humphrey Lyttelton, English jazz musician (d. 2008)
  • May 25 – Hal David – US lyricist (d. 2012)
  • June 1 – Nelson Riddle, US conductor, composer and arranger (d. 1985)
  • June 3 – Betty Freeman, patron of classical music (d. 2009)
  • June 15 – Erroll Garner, jazz pianist (d. 1977)
  • June 21 – Judy Holliday, US actress and singer (d. 1965)
  • June 24 – Peggy DeCastro, US singer born in the Dominican Republic, eldest of the DeCastro Sisters (d. 2004)
  • June 25 – Celia Franca, dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)
  • July 12 – Hilary Corke, writer and composer (d. 2001)
  • July 17
  • George Barnes, jazz musician (d. 1977)
  • Mary Osborne, American guitarist (d. 1992)
  • July 24 – Giuseppe Di Stefano, opera singer (d. 2008)
  • August 3 – Richard Adler, American composer and lyricist (d. 2012)
  • August 4 – Herb Ellis, American guitarist (d. 2010)
  • August 7
  • Manitas de Plata, French Gitano flamenco guitarist (d. 2014)
  • Karel Husa, Czech-born classical composer
  • August 9 – Lola Bobesco, Belgian violinist (d. 2003)
  • September 4 – Ariel Ramírez, Argentine composer (d. 2010)
  • September 8 – Sir Harry Secombe, Welsh singer and comedian (d. 2001)
  • September 19 – Billy Ward (The Dominoes) (d. 2002)
  • September 21 – Chico Hamilton, jazz drummer (d. 2013)
  • October 1 – James Whitmore, actor in film musicals (d. 2009)
  • October 21
  • Sir Malcolm Arnold, composer (d. 2006)
  • Jarmil Burghauser, conductor, composer and musicologist (d. 1997)
  • October 23 – Denise Duval, soprano (d. 2016)
  • October 25 – Little Hatch, blues musician (d. 2003)
  • November 5 – Georges Cziffra, pianist (d. 1994)
  • November 9 – Pierrette Alarie, soprano (d. 2011)
  • November 21 – Vivian Blaine, actress and singer (d. 1995)
  • November 23 – Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer, musician and songwriter (d. 1960)
  • December 3 – Phyllis Curtin, soprano
  • December 4 – Deanna Durbin, singer and actress (d. 2013)
  • December 8 – Johnny Otis, blues musician (d. 2012)
  • December 15 – Alan Freed, disc jockey (d. 1965)
  • December 26 – Steve Allen, musician and comedian (d. 2000)
  • Deaths

  • January 23 – Władysław Żeleński, pianist, organist and composer (b. 1837)
  • February 8
  • George Formby (Senior), singer (b. 1875)
  • Francisco D'Andrade, opera singer (b. 1856)
  • March 14 – Gustave Barnes, artist and musician (b. 1877)
  • March 24 – Déodat de Séverac, composer (b. 1872)
  • April 3 – Annie Louise Cary, operatic contralto (b. 1842)
  • April 5 – Alphons Diepenbrock, composer and writer (b. 1862)
  • April 7 – Víctor Mirecki Larramat, cellist (b. 1847)
  • April 20 – Tony Jackson, pianist, singer and composer (b. 1876)
  • May 4 – Max Kalbeck, music writer and critic (b. 1850)
  • June 8 - Natalie Bauer-Lechner, viola player (b. 1858)
  • July 9 – Marianne Brandt, operatic contralto (b. 1842)
  • August 2 – Enrico Caruso, operatic tenor (b. 1873)
  • August 8 - Arthur Pougin, music critic (b. 1834)
  • September 27
  • Engelbert Humperdinck, composer (b. 1854)
  • Zdzisław Birnbaum, violinist and conductor (b. 1878)
  • September 28 – Princess Pauline von Metternich, patron of composers including Wagner and Smetana (b. 1836)
  • October 4 - Sophie Stehle, operatic soprano (b. 1838)
  • November 20 – Christina Nilsson, operatic soprano (b. 1843)
  • November 25 – Théodore Lack, pianist (b. 1846)
  • November 29 – Ivan Caryll, composer of operettas (b. 1861)
  • December 10 – Victor Jacobi, composer of operettas (b. 1883)
  • December 16 – Camille Saint-Saëns, composer (b. 1835)
  • December 25 – Hans Huber, composer (b. 1852)
  • References

    1921 in music Wikipedia


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