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1923 in music

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1923 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1923.

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Events

  • February – Joseph Samuels' Tampa Blue Jazz Band records the George Washington Thomas number "The Fives" for Okeh Records, considered the first example of jazz band boogie-woogie.
  • November 11 – Première of John Foulds's World Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It is repeated on that date each year until 1926.
  • November 19 – At a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the union of Buda and Pest (thus creating Budapest), Béla Bartók's Dance Suite and Zoltán Kodály's Psalmus Hungaricus both receive their world premieres
  • Explosion of recordings of African American musicians; Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, many others make their first recordings.
  • George Enescu makes his debut as a conductor with the Philadelphia Orchestra in New York City.
  • Henri Pawl-Pleyel, Roger Désormière, Maxime Jacob and Henri Sauguet form the Ecole d'Arcueil.
  • Augustus John completes his portrait of cellist Guilhermina Suggia.
  • Japanese composer Michio Miyagi introduces an 80-string koto or "or hachijugen". It proves less popular than the 17-string koto he had invented two years earlier.
  • Published popular music

  • "Annabelle" w. Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "Back To Croa-Jingo-Long" w.m. Pat Dunlop
  • "Bambalina" w. Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II m. Herbert Stothart & Vincent Youmans. Introduced by Edith Day in the musical Wildflower
  • "Barney Google" w.m. Billy Rose & Con Conrad
  • "Beside A Babbling Brook" w. Gus Kahn m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Charleston" w.m. Cecil Mack & James P. Johnson. Inspiration for a dance craze.
  • "Chimes Blues" m. Joe "King" Oliver
  • "Come On, Spark Plug!" w.m. Billy Rose & Con Conrad
  • "Covered Wagon Days" w.m. Will Morrisey & Joe Burrows
  • "Dizzy Fingers" m. Zez Confrey
  • "Frasquita Serenade" m. Franz Lehár
  • "Gulf Coast Blues" w.m. Clarence Williams
  • "Horsey, Keep Your Tail Up" w.m. Walter Hirsch & Bert Kaplan
  • "I Cried For You" w. Arthur Freed m. Gus Arnheim & Abe Lyman
  • "I Love Life" w. Irwin M. Cassel m. Mana-Zucca
  • "I Love You" w. Harlan Thompson m. Harry Archer. Introduced by John Boles and Margaret Wilson in the musical Little Jessie James
  • "I Won't Say I Will But I Won't Say I Won't" w. B. G. De Sylva & Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin. Introduced by Irene Bordoni in the play Little Miss Bluebeard
  • "I'm Goin' South" w.m. Abner Silver & Harry Woods
  • "I'm Sitting Pretty In A Pretty Little City" w.m. Lou Davis, Henry Santly & Abel Baer
  • "Indiana Moon" w. Benny Davis m. Isham Jones
  • "It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'" w.m. Wendell Hall
  • "I've Got The Yes! We Have No Bananas Blues" w. Lew Brown m. James F. Hanley & Robert King
  • "Just A Girl That Men Forget" w. Al Dubin & Fred Rath m. Joe Garron
  • "Just One More Chance" m. Steiger
  • "King Porter Stomp" m. Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton
  • "Last Night On The Back Porch" w. Lew Brown m. Carl Schraubstader
  • "Linger Awhile" w. Harry Owens m. Vincent Rose
  • "Louisville Lou" w. Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager
  • "Mama Goes Where Papa Goes" w. Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager
  • "Mama Loves Papa" w.m. Cliff Friend & Abel Baer
  • "March Of The Cameron Men" w.m. Campbell
  • "Mexicali Rose" w. Helen Stone m. Jack B. Tenney
  • "Milenberg Joys" m. Leon Rappolo, Paul Mares & Jelly Roll Morton
  • "Mon Paradis (Sérénade d'Aujourd'hui)" m. Cuthbert Clarke
  • "Moon Love" w. George Grossmith, Jr. & P. G. Wodehouse m. Jerome Kern
  • "My Sweetie Went Away" w. Roy Turk m. Lou Handman
  • "Nashville Nightingale" w. Irving Caesar m. George Gershwin
  • "No, No, Nora" w. Gus Kahn m. Ted Fio Rito & Ernie Erdman
  • "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" w.m. Jimmy Cox
  • "Oh Didn't It Rain" w.m. Eddie Leonard
  • "Oh Gee Oh Gosh Oh Golly I'm In Love" w. Ole Olsen & Chic Johnson m. Ernest Breuer
  • "Oklahoma Indian Jazz" (w. & m.) Ray Hibbler, T.J. Johnsen, J.W. Barna, J.W. Murrin, and T. Guarini
  • "Old Fashioned Love" w. Cecil Mack m. James P. Johnson
  • "Old King Tut" w. William Jerome m. Harry Von Tilzer
  • "On The Mall" m. Edwin Franko Goldman
  • "Once In A Blue Moon" w. Anne Caldwell m. Jerome Kern
  • "An Orange Grove In California" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Out Where The Blue Begins" Graff, McHugh, Grant
  • "(Home In) Pasadena" w.m. Harry Warren, Grant Clarke & Edgar Leslie
  • "Raggedy Ann" w. Anne Caldwell m. Jerome Kern
  • "Rememb'ring" w.m. Vivian Duncan & Rosetta Duncan
  • "La Rosita" w. Allan Stuart m. Paul Dupont (Pseud. of Walter Haenschen)
  • "Seven Or Eleven" w. Lew Brown m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Sittin' In A Corner" w. Gus Kahn m. George W. Meyer
  • "Sleep" w.m. Earl Lebieg
  • "A Smile Will Go A Long Long Way" w. Benny Davis m. Harry Akst
  • "Snake Rag" m. King Oliver
  • "Sobbin' Blues" w.m. Art Kassel
  • "Some Sweet Day" w. Gene Buck m. Dave Stamper & Louis A. Hirsch
  • "Stella" w.m. Al Jolson, Benny Davis & Harry Akst
  • "Swingin' Down the Lane" w. Gus Kahn m. Isham Jones
  • "Tell Me With A Melody" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "That Old Gang of Mine" w. Billy Rose & Mort Dixon m. Ray Henderson
  • "Tin Roof Blues" m. Paul Mares, Walter Melrose, Ben Pollack, Mel Stitzel, George Brunies & Leon Roppolo
  • "Waitin' For The Evenin' Mail" Billy Baskette
  • "When Clouds Have Vanished And Skies Are Blue" w. William R. Clay m. Charles L. Johnson
  • "When It's Night-Time In Italy, It's Wednesday Over Here" w.m. James Kendis & Lew Brown
  • "When June Comes Along With A Song" w.m. George M. Cohan from the musical The Rise Of Rosie O'Reilly
  • "When You Walked Out Someone Else Walked Right In" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Who'll Buy My Violets" w. E. Ray Goetz m. Jose Padilla
  • "Who's Sorry Now?" w. Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby m. Ted Snyder
  • "Wild Flower" w. Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II m. Vincent Youmans & Herbert Stothart
  • "Wolverine Blues" w.m. Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, Benjamin Spikes & John C. Spikes
  • "Yes! We Have No Bananas" w.m. Frank Silver & Irving Cohn
  • "You Can't Do What My Last Man Did" w.m. J. C. Johnson & Allie Moore
  • "You've Got To See Mama Ev'ry Night" w.m. Con Conrad & Billy Rose
  • Hit songs on record

  • "Everything is K.O. in K.Y." by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  • "Felix The Cat" by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  • "Swinging Down The Lane" by Isham Jones & His Orchestra
  • "Down Hearted Blues" by Bessie Smith
  • "Waitin' For The Evenin' Mail" by Al Bernard
  • "Cut Yourself A Piece of Cake (and Make Yourself at Home) by Billy Jones
  • "I Love Me (I'm Wild About Myself)" by Billy Murray
  • "That Old Gang Of Mine" by Billy Murray
  • "Yes! We Have No Bananas", recorded by:
  • Billy Murray
  • Billy Jones
  • Ben Selvin & His Orchestra
  • "Someboy Stole My Gal" by Ted Weems And His Orchestra
  • "No No Nora/I've Got the Yes! We Have No Bananas Blues" by Eddie Cantor
  • "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  • "(Nothing Could Be Finer Than to be in) Carolina in the Morning" by Van & Schenck
  • "Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses" by Carl Fenton & His Orchestra
  • "Dreamy Melody" by Art Landry & His Orchestra
  • "Wolverine Blues" by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings
  • Other important recordings

  • "Dippermouth Blues" by King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  • "High Society" by King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  • "Milenburg Joys" by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings with Jelly Roll Morton
  • "Wild Cat Blues/Kansas City Man Blues" by Clarence Williams Blue 5, featuring Sidney Bechet
  • Classical music

  • Henry Cowell – Aeolian Harp
  • Gerald Finzi – A Severn Rhapsody
  • Sigfrid Karg-Elert – Cathedral Windows
  • Darius Milhaud – La création du monde (ballet)
  • Hans Pfitzner – Concerto for Violin in B minor
  • Sergei Prokofiev – "Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, op. 19" (premiere)
  • Igor Stravinsky – Octet for wind Instruments
  • Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 6
  • Germaine Tailleferre – Ballade for Piano and Orchestra; Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra
  • Joaquín Turina – Jardin de Oriente
  • Edgard Varèse
  • Hyperprism (1922–23)
  • Octandre
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos – Nonet ("Impressão rápida de todo o Brasil")
  • William Walton – Toccata for Violin and Piano
  • Leó Weiner – Concertino for Piano and Orchestra
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky – Lyric Symphony
  • Opera

  • Alfred Bruneau – Le Jardin du paradis
  • Hans Gál - Die heilige Ente
  • Reynaldo Hahn - Ciboulette
  • Joaquín Turina – Jardin de Oriente
  • Musical theater

  • The Beauty Prize (Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics and Book: P. G. Wodehouse and George Grossmith). London production opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on September 5 and ran for 214 performances
  • Catherine London production opened at the Gaiety Theatre on September 22 and ran for 217 performances
  • The Cousin from Nowhere London production opened at Prince's Theatre on February 24 and ran for 105 performances
  • Dover Street to Dixie London revue opened at the Pavilion on May 31 and ran for 108 performances
  • George White's Scandals of 1923 Broadway revue opened at the Globe Theatre on June 18 and transferred to the Fulton Theatre on November 5 for a total run of 168 performances
  • Head over Heels London production opened at the Adelphi Theatre on September 8 and ran for 113 performances
  • Katinka London production opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on August 30 and ran for 108 performances
  • Kid Boots Broadway production opened at the Earl Carroll Theatre on December 31 and transferred to the Selwyn Theatre on September 1, 1924 for a total run of 489 performances
  • Little Nellie Kelly London production opened at the New Oxford Theatre on July 2 and ran for 265 performances
  • London Calling! London revue opened at the Duke of York's Theatre on September 4 and ran for 367 performances
  • Madame Pompadour
  • Vienna production opened at the Carltheater on March 2
  • London production opened at Daly's Theatre on December 20 and ran for 467 performances
  • The Music Box Revue London revue opened at the Palace Theatre on May 15 and ran for 217 performances
  • The Rainbow London production opened at the Empire Theatre on April 3 and ran for 113 performances
  • Rats London revue opened at the Vaudeville Theatre on February 4 and ran for 285 performances
  • The Rise of Rosie O'Reilly Broadway production opened at the Liberty Theatre on December 25 and ran for 97 performances
  • "Runnin' Wild', Broadway musical with music by James P. Johnson and Cecil Mack opened October 29 and ran at the new Colonial Theatre for 228 performances. Spearheaded the Charleston dance craze.
  • Stop Flirting London production opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on May 30 and ran for 418 performances
  • Wildflower Broadway production opened at the Casino Theatre on February 7 and ran for 477 performances
  • You'd Be Surprised London production opened at the Royal Opera House on January 27 and ran for 270 performances
  • Ziegfeld Follies of 1923 Broadway revue opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on October 20 and ran for 233 performances
  • Births

  • January 1 – Milt Jackson, jazz vibraphonist (d. 1999)
  • January 4 – Don Butterfield, classical and jazz tuba player (d. 2006)
  • January 5 – Sam Phillips, record producer (d. 2003)
  • January 25 – Rusty Draper, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
  • February 2 – Julius Hegyi, American conductor and violinist (d. 2007)
  • February 5 – Claude King, country singer and songwriter (d. 2013)
  • March 2 – Doc Watson, guitarist, singer and songwriter (d. 2012)
  • March 26 – Clifton Williams, composer (d. 1976)
  • April 25 – Albert King, blues guitarist and singer (d. 1992)
  • May 15 – John Lanchbery, composer and conductor (d. 2003)
  • May 17 – Peter Mennin, American composer and administrator (d. 1983)
  • May 28 – György Ligeti, composer (d. 2006)
  • June 8 – Karel Goeyvaerts, Belgian composer (d. 1993)
  • July 22 – Mukesh, Bollywood playback singer (d. 1976)
  • July 31 – Ahmet Ertegün, record industry executive (d. 2006)
  • August 4 – Arthur Butterworth, English composer (d. 2014)
  • August 11 – June Hutton, singer (d. 1973)
  • September 15 – Anton Heiller, Austrian organist, harpsichordist, composer, conductor (d. 1979)
  • September 17 – Hank Williams, country musician (d. 1953)
  • October 3 – Stanisław Skrowaczewski, orchestral conductor (d. 2017)
  • October 5 – Glynis Johns, actress and singer
  • October 16 – Bert Kaempfert, songwriter and orchestra leader (d. 1980)
  • October 20 – Robert Craft, conductor and music writer (d. 2015)
  • November 1 – Antonia Apodaca, New Mexican folk musician and composer
  • November 10 – Anne Shelton, singer (d. 1994)
  • December 2 – Maria Callas, operatic soprano (d. 1977)
  • Deaths

  • January 5 – Emanuel Wirth, violinist (b. 1842)
  • January 10 – Patsy Touhey, Irish-American piper (b. 1865)
  • January 18 – Kate Santley, actress and singer (b. 1837)
  • February 19 – Gerónimo Giménez, composer
  • March 5 – Dora Pejačević, composer (b. 1885)
  • March 8 – Krišjānis Barons, collector of Latvian folk songs (b. 1835)
  • May 7 – Sadie Martinot, actress and soprano singer (b. 1861)
  • May 30 – Camille Chevillard, composer
  • June 11 – Julia Ettie Crane, music educator (b. 1855)
  • June 20 – Charitie Lees Smith, hymn-writer (b. 1841)
  • June 30 – Claude Terrasse, composer of operettas (b. 1867)
  • July 10 – Albert Chevalier, English actor, singer, songwriter and music hall performer (b. 1861)
  • July 13 – Asger Hamerik, composer (b. 1843)
  • August 15 – Vali von der Osten, operatic soprano (b. 1882)
  • August 31 – Ernest van Dyck, operatic tenor (b. 1861)
  • October 22 – Victor Maurel, operatic baritone (b. 1848)
  • October 28 – Theodor Reuss, music hall singer and polymath (b. 1855)
  • December 2 – Tomás Bretón, composer (b. 1850)
  • December 7 – Vess Ossman, banjoist (b. 1868)
  • December 19 – Gustav Dannreuther, violinist and conductor (b. 1853)
  • date unknown
  • Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin, violin-maker (b. 1841)
  • Joseph Pothier, musicologist, reviver of the Gregorian chant (b. 1835)
  • References

    1923 in music Wikipedia


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