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1929 in music

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1929 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1929.

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Events

  • January 1 – Pianist and composer Abram Chasins makes his professional debut playing his own piano concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
  • January 11 – Karol Szymanowski's Stabat Mater is premiered.
  • January 22 – Gordon Jacob's First String Quartet is premiered by the Spencer Dyke Quartet in London
  • February 4 – First recording of George Gershwin's An American in Paris, by Nathaniel Shilkret and the Victor Symphony Orchestra
  • February 19 – UK première of Béla Bartók's still-unpublished Third String Quartet, by The Hungarian String Quartet at the Wigmore Hall, London.
  • May 17 – Sergei Prokofiev's Symphony No. 3 is premiered in Paris.
  • May 21
  • Season opening of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, in Paris, with the first performances of Igor Stravinsky's Renard and Sergei Prokofiev's Le Fils prodigue.
  • First recording date for a commercially issued RCA Victor 33⅓ rpm LP: Victor Salon Suite No. 1 arranged and directed by Nathaniel Shilkret
  • May 22 – Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly establish music publishing house Campbell, Connelly & Co, Ltd.
  • June 13 – Eugene Goosens conducts the UK premieres of Igor Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments, with the composer as soloist, and of Ottorino Respighi's Feste Romane, at the Queen's Hall, London.
  • June 27 – First London performances of two ballets by Igor Stravinsky, Apollon musagète and Le Baiser de la fée, conducted by the composer at the Kingsway Hall and broadcast on the wireless.
  • September 11 - Louis Armstrong records his hit song "When You're Smiling".
  • October 14 – the London Symphony Orchestra opens its winter season, conducted by Alfred Coates, in a programme including Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor orchestrated by Alexander Goedicke, Respighi's Roman Festivals, Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto (with soloist Shura Cherkassky), and Brahms's Fourth Symphony.
  • December 31 – Guy Lombardo plays "Auld Lang Syne" for the first time
  • Charley Patton's musical career begins
  • T-Bone Walker's recording career begins
  • Memphis Minnie's recording career begins
  • Amédé Ardoin makes the first recordings of zydeco in Louisiana.
  • Manuel de Falla relocates to Granada.
  • The Musashino Academia Musicae is founded in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Edison Records closes, ending production of Diamond Discs and Blue Amberols.
  • Top hits on record

  • "A Bundle of Old Love Letters", recorded by James Melton, by Lewis James, and by Charles Kaley
  • "Am I A Passing Fancy?" by Pete Woolery
  • "Am I Blue?", recorded by Ethel Waters and by Nat Shilkret Orchestra
  • "At Close Of Day" by James Melton
  • "Broadway Melody" by Charles King
  • "Button Up Your Overcoat" by Helen Kane
  • "Carolina Moon" by Gene Austin
  • "Chant of the Jungle", recorded by James Melton and by Nat Shilkret Orchestra
  • "Coquette", recorded by Pete Woolery and by Rudy Vallee Orchestra
  • "Dance Away The Night", recorded by James Melton and by Chester Gaylord
  • "Deep in the Arms of Love" by Pete Woolery
  • "Dream Lover", recorded by Jeanette MacDonald and by Nat Shilkret Orchestra
  • "Evangeline" by Harold Scrappy Lambert
  • "Evangeline" by Frank Munn
  • "Every Day Away From You" by Harold Scrappy Lambert
  • "Gotta Feeling For You" by Joan Crawford
  • "Happy Days Are Here Again", recorded by:
  • Charles King
  • Johnny Marvin
  • "Heart O' Mine" by Nick Lucas
  • "Heart O' Mine" by Frank Munn
  • "Heigh-Ho, Everybody, Heigh-Ho" by Rudy Vallee
  • "He's So Unusual" by Helen Kane
  • "How Am I To Know?" by Chester Gaylord
  • "I Want To Be Bad" by Helen Kane
  • "I Don't Want Your Kisses" by Nick Lucas
  • "Ich Liebe Dich" by James Melton
  • "Ich Liebe Dich" by Nick Lucas
  • "If I Had My Way" by Charles Lawman
  • "I'll Get By, As Long As I Have You" by Aileen Stanley
  • "I'll Still Go On Wanting You" by James Melton
  • "I'm Following You" by Lawrence Gray
  • "I'm In Seventh Heaven" by Al Jolson
  • "I'm Only Making Believe" by James Melton
  • "I'm Sailing On A Sunbeam" by Lawrence Gray
  • "I'm The Medicine Man For The Blues" by Nat Shilkret Orchestra
  • "I'm The Medicine Man For The Blues" by Ted Lewis & His Jazz Band
  • "If I Had A Talking Picture of You" by Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders
  • "If You're In Love, You'll Waltz" by Bebe Daniels
  • "Just Another Kiss" by Nick Lucas
  • "Just Another Kiss" by Franklyn Baur
  • "Just You, Just Me" by Chester Gaylord
  • "Lady Divine"
  • Frank Munn (issued as Paul Oliver), accompanied by Nat Shilkret Orchestra
  • Nat Shilkret Orchestra, with vocal Franklyn Baur
  • "Like A Breath of Springtime" by Pete Woolery
  • "Like A Breath of Springtime" by Harold Scrappy Lambert
  • "Little Pal", recorded by
  • Al Jolson
  • James Melton
  • "Liza" by Al Jolson
  • "Louise", recorded by
  • Maurice Chevalier
  • Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys
  • "Love Boat" by Charles King
  • "Love Is A Dreamer", recorded by:
  • Morton Downey
  • James Melton
  • "Love Me", recorded by:
  • Chester Gaylord
  • Lewis James
  • Nat Shilkret orchestra
  • "Love, Your Spell Is Everywhere" by James Melton
  • "Love, Your Spell Is Everywhere" by Gloria Swanson
  • "Lucky Me, Lovable You" by Johnny Marvin
  • "Lucky Me, Lovable You" by Charles King
  • "Makin' Whoopie" by Eddie Cantor, accompanied Nat Shilkret Orchestra
  • "Maybe, Who Knows?" by Kate Smith
  • "Memories of One Sweet Kiss" by Al Jolson
  • "Memories of One Sweet Kiss" by Frank Munn
  • "My Heart Is Bluer Than Your Eyes", recorded by:
  • Franklyn Baur
  • Pete Woolery
  • "My Song of the Nile", recorded by:
  • Nick Lucas
  • Ben Selvin Orchestra
  • Nat Shilkret Orchestra
  • "My Tonia" by James Melton
  • "My Tonia" by Nick Lucas
  • "My Tonia" by Bob Haring Orchestra
  • "Nobody But You" by Chester Gaylord
  • "Old Timer" by Nick Lucas
  • "Old Timer" by Frank Munn
  • "Pagan Love Song", recorded by:
  • Franklyn Baur
  • James Melton
  • Nat Shilkret Orchestra
  • Harold Scrappy Lambert
  • "Painting The Clouds With Sunshine" by Nick Lucas
  • "The Sacred Flame" by James Melton
  • "Sally" by James Melton
  • "Satisfied!" by Chester Gaylord
  • "She's Funny That Way" by Gene Austin
  • "The Shepherd's Serenade" by James Melton
  • "The Shepherd's Serenade" by Frank Munn
  • "Should I?" by Charles Kaley
  • "Should I?" by Frank Munn
  • Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise by Nat Shilkret Orchestra
  • "Singin' in the Rain" by Cliff Edwards
  • "Singin' in the Rain" by Nick Lucas
  • "Sleepy Valley" by James Melton
  • "The Song I Love" by James Melton
  • "The Song I Love" by Nick Lucas
  • "Through – How Can You Say We're Though?" by Franklyn Baur
  • "Tip Toe Thru The Tulips" by Nick Lucas
  • "Sweetheart, We Need Each Other" by Charles Lawman
  • "Sweetheart, We Need Each Other" by Harold Scrappy Lambert
  • "That Wonderful Something" by Charles Lawman
  • "That Wonderful Something" by Nat Shilkret Orchestra
  • "There'll Never Be Another Mary" by James Melton
  • "Until The End" by Nick Lucas
  • "Used To You" by Al Jolson
  • "Were You Just Pretending?" by James Melton
  • "West Wind" by Charles Lawman
  • "What Did I Do To Be So Black and Blue?" by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  • "When Summer Is Gone" by Charles Lawman
  • "When Summer Is Gone" by Franklyn Baur
  • "When My Dreams Come True" by Franklyn Baur
  • "When My Dreams Come True" by Nick Lucas
  • "When The Right One Comes Along" by Charles Lawman
  • "When The Real Thing Comes Your Way" by Harold Scrappy Lambert
  • "When The Real Thing Comes Your Way" by Bob Haring Orchestra
  • "When You're Smiling" by Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra
  • "Where Is The Song of Songs For Me?", recorded by:
  • Franklyn Baur
  • James Melton
  • Nat Shilkret Orchestra
  • Lupe Vélez
  • "Why Can't You?" by Al Jolson
  • "Why Can't You?" by James Melton
  • "With A Song In My Heart" by James Melton
  • "With A Song In My Heart" by Franklyn Baur
  • "Wrapped in a Red, Red Rose" by Charles Lawman
  • "You'll Do It Someday, So Why Not Now?" by Rudy Vallee
  • "You're Always In My Arms" by Charles Lawman
  • "You're Always In My Arms" by Bebe Daniels
  • "You're Always In My Arms" by Harold Scrappy Lambert
  • "You Were Meant For Me", recorded by:
  • Charles King
  • Nat Shilkret Orchestra, with vocal Harold Scrappy Lambert (as Bert Lorin)
  • Pete Woolery
  • "Your Mother And Mine" by Nick Lucas
  • Top blues records

  • "That Crawling Baby Blues" – Blind Lemon Jefferson
  • "Travelin' Blues" – Blind Willie McTell
  • "Christmas In Jail" – Leroy Carr
  • "Hot Fingers" – Lonnie Johnson
  • "High Water Everywhere" – Charley Patton
  • Published popular music

  • "Ain't Misbehavin'" w. Andy Razaf m. Thomas "Fats" Waller & Harry Brooks
  • "After A Million Dreams" w.m. Walter Donaldson and Edgar Leslie
  • "All That I'm Asking Is Sympathy" w.m. Benny Davis and Joe Burke
  • "Am I Blue?" w. Grant Clarke m. Harry Akst
  • "Any Old Time" w.m. Jimmie Rodgers
  • "Around The Corner" w. Gus Kahn m. Art Kassel
  • "The Banjo (That Man Joe Plays)" w.m. Cole Porter
  • "Barnacle Bill The Sailor" w.m. Carson Robison & Frank Luther
  • "Big City Blues" w. Sidney D. Mitchell m. Archie Gottler & Con Conrad
  • "Black and Blue" w. Andy Razaf m. Thomas "Fats" Waller
  • "Blue, Turning Grey Over You" w. Andy Razaf m. Thomas "Fats" Waller
  • "Broadway Melody" w. Arthur Freed m. Nacio Herb Brown
  • "Can Broadway Do Without Me?" w.m. Jimmy Durante
  • "Can't We Be Friends?" w. Paul James m. Kay Swift
  • "Chant Of The Jungle" w. Arthur Freed m. Nacio Herb Brown. Introduced by Joan Crawford in the film Untamed.
  • "Corrine, Corrina" w. J. Mayo Williams & Bo Chatman
  • "Cross Your Fingers" w. Arthur Swanstrom & Benny Davis m. J. Fred Coots
  • "Cryin' For The Carolines" w. Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young m. Harry Warren
  • "Daddy Won't You Please Come Home?" w.m. Sam Coslow
  • "Dear Little Cafe" w.m. Noël Coward
  • "Deep Night" w. Rudy Vallee m. Charlie Henderson
  • "Do Something" w. Bud Green m. Sam H. Stept
  • "Do What You Do" w. Ira Gershwin & Gus Kahn m. George Gershwin
  • "Don't Ever Leave Me" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Jerome Kern
  • "Dream Lover" w. Clifford Grey m. Victor Schertzinger
  • "Every Little Moment" w.m. Vivian Ellis
  • "Feeling Sentimental" w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
  • "Find Me A Primitive Man" w.m. Cole Porter
  • "Funny, Dear, What Love Can Do" w.m. Charles Straight, Joe Bennett & George Little
  • "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You?" w. Andy Razaf & Don Redman m. Don Redman
  • "Great Day!" w. Billy Rose & Edward Eliscu m. Vincent Youmans
  • "Happy Days Are Here Again" w. Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager
  • "Have A Little Faith In Me" w. Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young m. Harry Warren
  • "Here Am I" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Jerome Kern
  • "He's A Good Man To Have Around" w. Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager
  • "He's So Unusual" w.m. Al Sherman, Al Lewis and Abner Silver
  • "High And Low" w. Howard Dietz m. Arthur Schwartz
  • "Honeysuckle Rose" w. Andy Razaf m. Thomas "Fats" Waller
  • "How Am I To Know?" w. Dorothy Parker m. Jack King
  • "I Got A Code In My Dose" w.m. Arthur Fields, Fred Hall & Billy Rose
  • "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan" w. Howard Dietz m. Arthur Schwartz. Introduced by Clifton Webb in the revue The Little Show
  • "I Have To Have You" Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting
  • "I Lift Up My Finger" w.m. Leslie Sarony
  • "I May Be Wrong" w. Harry Ruskin m. Henry Sullivan. Introduced in the revue John Murray Anderson's Almanac by Trixie Friganza and Jimmie Savo.
  • "If I Can't Have You" w. Al Bryan m. George W. Meyer
  • "If I Had A Talking Picture Of You" w. B. G. De Sylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "If Love Were All" w.m. Noël Coward
  • "I'll See You Again" w.m. Noël Coward
  • "I'll Still Go On Wanting You" w.m. Bernie Grossman
  • "I'm A Dreamer, Aren't We All?" w. B. G. De Sylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "I'm A Gigolo" w.m. Cole Porter
  • "I'm In Seventh Heaven" w.m. Al Jolson, B. G. De Sylva, Lew Brown & Ray Henderson
  • "I'm Just A Vagabond Lover" w.m. Rudy Vallee & Leon Zimmerman
  • "I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling" w. Billy Rose m. Fats Waller & Harry Link
  • "Just You, Just Me" w. Raymond Klages m. Jesse Greer. Introduced in the film Marianne by Lawrence Gray and reprised by Marion Davies and Cliff Edwards.
  • "Kansas City Kitty" w. Edgar Leslie m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Keepin' Myself For You" w. Sidney Clare m. Vincent Youmans.
  • "Lady Divine" w.m. Nathaniel Shilkret and Richard Kountz
  • "Let Me Sing And I'm Happy" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Little By Little" w.m. Walter O'Keefe & Robert Emmet Dolan. Introduced by Sally O'Neil and Eddie Quillan in the film The Sophomore
  • "The Little Things You Do" w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "Liza" w. Gus Kahn & Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin. Intrpoduced by Nick Lucas in the musical Show Girl
  • "Looking At You" w.m. Cole Porter. Introduced by Jessie Matthews and Dave Fitzgibbon in the musical Wake Up and Dream
  • "Louise" w. Leo Robin m. Richard A. Whiting. Introduced by Maurice Chevalier in the film Innocents of Paris
  • "Lovable And Sweet" w. Sidney Clare m. Oscar Levant. Introduced by Jack Oakie, John Harron and Ned Sparks in the film Street Girl
  • "Love, Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere" w. Elsie Janis m. Edmund Goulding
  • "March Of The Grenadiers" w. Clifford Grey m. Victor Schertzinger Introduced by Jeanette MacDonald in the film The Love Parade
  • "Maybe Who Knows" John Tucker, Joe Schuster, Ruth Etting
  • "Mean to Me" w. Roy Turk m. Fred E. Ahlert
  • "The Minor Drag" m. Thomas "Fats" Waller
  • "Miss Hannah" w.m. Don Redman & John Nesbitt
  • "Miss You" w.m. Harry Tobias, Charles Tobias & Henry Tobias
  • "Moanin' Low" w. Howard Dietz m. Ralph Rainger. Introduced by Libby Holman in the revue The Little Show
  • "More Than You Know" w. Edward Eliscu & Billy Rose m. Vincent Youmans. Introduced by Mayo Methot in the musical Great Day
  • "My Ideal" w. Leo Robin m. Richard A. Whiting & Newell Chase. Introduced by Maurice Chevalier in the film Playboy of Paris
  • "My Kinda Love" w. Jo Trent m. Louis Alter
  • "My Love Parade" w. Clifford Grey m. Victor Schertzinger
  • "My Mother's Eyes" w. L. Wolfe Gilbert m. Abel Baer
  • "My Sin" w. B. G. De Sylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "Nobody's Using It Now" Clifford Grey, Victor Schertzinger
  • "On The Amazon" w. Clifford Grey & Greatrex Newman m. Vivian Ellis
  • "Orange Blossom Time" w. Joe Goodwin m. Gus Edwards
  • "Pagan Love Song" w. Arthur Freed m. Nacio Herb Brown
  • "Painting the Clouds with Sunshine" w. Al Dubin m. Joe Burke. Introduced by Nick Lucas in the film Gold Diggers of Broadway.
  • "Paris, Stay the Same" w. Clifford Grey m. Victor Schertzinger
  • "Piccolo Pete" w.m. Phil Baxter
  • "Puttin' on the Ritz" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Raisin' the Roof" w. Dorothy Fields m. Jimmy McHugh
  • "Reaching For Someone" w. Edgar Leslie m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Rockin' Chair" w.m. Hoagy Carmichael
  • "Romance" w. Edgar Leslie m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Satisfied!" w. Irving Caesar m. Cliff Friend
  • "Serenade of Love" by Irving Caesar
  • "Seventh Heaven" w. Sidney D. Mitchell m. Lew Pollack
  • "She's Such A Comfort To Me" w. Douglas Furber, Max Lief, Nathaniel Lief & Donovan Parsons m. Arthur Schwartz
  • "She's Wonderful" w. Gus Kahn m. Walter Donaldson
  • "A Ship Without A Sail" w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers. Introduced by Jack Whiting in the musical Heads Up!. Performed in the film version by Charles "Buddy" Rogers.
  • "Should I?" w. Arthur Freed m. Nacio Herb Brown
  • "Canto Siboney" w. Dolly Morse m. Ernesto Lecuona
  • "Singin' in the Bathtub" w. Herb Magidson & Ned Washington m. Michael H. Cleary
  • "Singin' in the Rain" w. Arthur Freed m. Nacio Herb Brown
  • "So The Bluebirds And The Blackbirds Got Together" w. Billy Moll m. Harry Barris
  • "S'posin"' w. Andy Razaf m. Paul Denniker
  • "Spread A Little Happiness" w.m. Vivian Ellis, Richard Myers & Greatrex Newman
  • "Star Dust" w. Mitchell Parish m. Hoagy Carmichael Music 1927.
  • "Sunny Side Up" w. B. G. De Sylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "Too Wonderful For Words" w.m. Dave Stamper
  • "Thank Your Father" w. B. G. De Sylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "Then You've Never Been Blue" w. Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young m. Ted Fiorito
  • "Thinking of You" w. Bert Kalmar m. Harry Ruby
  • "True Blue Lou" w.m. Sam Coslow, Leo Robin & Richard A. Whiting
  • "Turn on the Heat" w. B. G. DeSylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson. Introduced by Sharon Lynn and Frank Richardson in the film Sunny Side Up
  • "Wait 'Til You See Ma Cherie" w. Leo Robin m. Richard A. Whiting
  • "Waiting At The End Of The Road" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Wake Up And Dream" w.m. Cole Porter
  • "Walk Right In" Cannon, Woods, Darling, Suanoe
  • "Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine" w. Irving Kahal & Willie Raskin m. Sammy Fain
  • "The Wedding Of The Painted Doll" w. Arthur Freed m. Nacio Herb Brown
  • "Weary River" w. Grant Clarke m. Louis Silvers. Introduced by Johnny Murray in the film Weary River
  • "What Is This Thing Called Love?" w.m. Cole Porter. Introduced by Elsie Carlisle in the musical Wake Up and Dream
  • "What Wouldn't I Do For That Man?" w. E. Y. Harburg m. Jay Gorney
  • "When It's Springtime In The Rockies" w. Mary Hale Woolsey & Milton Taggert m. Robert Sauer
  • "Why Can't I?" w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "Why Do You Suppose?" w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "Why Was I Born?" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Jerome Kern
  • "With A Song in My Heart" w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "Without A Song" w. Edward Eliscu & Billy Rose m. Vincent Youmans
  • "You Do Something To Me" w.m. Cole Porter. Introduced by William Gaxton in the musical Fifty Million Frenchmen
  • "You Were Meant For Me" w. Arthur Freed m. Nacio Herb Brown
  • "Yours Sincerely" w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "You've Got That Thing" w.m. Cole Porter
  • "Zigeuner" w.m. Noël Coward
  • Classical music

  • Kurt Atterberg – Symphonic Poem Älven, Op. 33
  • Béla Bartók –
  • Rhapsody No. 1, for violin and orchestra
  • Twenty Hungarian Folksongs, for voice and piano
  • Arnold Bax – Symphony No. 3; Sonata for Two Pianos; Legend, for Viola and Piano
  • Amy Beach – String Quartet, Op. 89
  • Conrad Beck – Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra
  • Boris Blacher – Jazz Koloraturen
  • Ernest Bloch – Helvetia (Symphonic Poem); Abodah for Violin
  • Benjamin Britten – Rhapsody for String Quartet
  • Alan Bush – Dialectic Op. 15 for String Quartet
  • Carlos Chávez – Sonata for four horns
  • Aaron Copland – Symphonic Ode
  • Henry Cowell – Piano Concerto
  • Cornelis Dopper – Incidental Music to Vondel's Lucifer
  • Pierre-Octave Ferroud – Violin Sonata
  • Alexander Gretchaninov – String Quartet No. 4 in F Op. 124
  • Roy Harris _
  • American Portraits, for orchestra
  • String Quartet No. 1
  • Paul Juon – Litaniae for Piano, Violin and Cello in C sharp minor
  • Wilhelm Kempff – Symphony No. 2
  • Ernst Krenek –
  • Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen, op. 62
  • Triophantasie, op. 63
  • Igor Markevitch – Sinfonietta in F; Piano Concerto
  • Bohuslav Martinů – String Quartet No. 3 H.183, Violin Sonata No. 1 H.355
  • Olivier Messiaen – Diptyque pour orgue
  • Darius Milhaud – Concerto No. 1 for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 108
  • Ildebrando Pizzetti – Rondo Veneziano
  • Francis Poulenc – Aubade
  • Sergei Prokofiev – Prodigal Son, op. 46 (1928–29, ballet)
  • Silvestre Revueltas – Pieza para Orquesta
  • Julius Röntgen – Piano Concerto in E major
  • Albert Roussel –
  • Petite Suite, op. 39, for orchestra
  • Prelude and Fughetta, op. 41, for organ
  • Trio, for flute, viola and cello, op. 40
  • Arnold Schoenberg – Piano Piece Op. 33a
  • Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No. 3 E flat major, Op. 20
  • Igor Stravinsky –
  • Capriccio, for piano and orchestra
  • Berceuse, for violin and piano (arr. from ballet The Firebird)
  • Ernst Toch – Bunte Suite, Op. 48; Cello Sonata, Op. 50; Kleine Ouvertüre zu der Fächer (Little Overture to the (opera the) Fan), Op. 51
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos –
  • Chôros No. 9 for orchestra
  • Chôros No. 12 for orchestra
  • Chôros No. 13 for 2 orchestras & band
  • Introdução aos Chôros (Introduction to the Chôros), for guitar and orchestra
  • Chôros bis, for violin and cello
  • Mômo Precoce, fantasy for piano and orchestra
  • 12 Etudes for guitar
  • William Walton – Viola Concerto
  • Egon Wellesz – String Quartet No. 4 Op. 28
  • Opera

  • Hans Chemin-Petit - Der gefangene Vogel
  • Umberto Giordano – Il Re (La Scala, January 12)
  • Paul Hindemith – Neues vom Tage (June 8, 1929, Kroll Opera House, Berlin)
  • Sergei Prokofiev – The Gambler (first performance)
  • Arnold Schoenberg – Von Heute auf Morgen (completed January 1, 1929; first performance February 1, 1930)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams – Sir John in Love
  • Musical theater

  • Bitter Sweet (Noël Coward)
  • London production opened at His Majesty's Theatre on July 12 and ran for 673 performances
  • Broadway production opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre on November 5 and transferred to the Shubert Theatre on February 17, 1930, for a total run of 159 performances
  • Boom Boom Broadway production opened at the Casino Theatre on January 28 and ran for 72 performances
  • Dear Love opened at the Palace Theatre on November 14 and ran for 132 performances
  • Die Dreigroschenoper Vienna production
  • Fifty Million Frenchmen Broadway production opened at the Lyric Theatre on November 27 and ran for 254 performances
  • Follow Thru Broadway production opened at the 46th Street Theatre on January 9 and ran for 401 performances
  • Follow Through London production opened at the Dominion Theatre on October 3 and ran for 148 performances
  • Heads Up! Broadway production opened at the Alvin Theatre on November 11 and ran for 144 performances
  • Hold Everything London production opened at the Palace Theatre on June 12 and ran for 173 performances
  • Hot Chocolates Broadway revue opened at the Hudson Theatre on June 20 and ran for 219 performances
  • The House That Jack Built London revue opened at the Adelphi Theatre on November 8 and ran for 270 performances
  • Das Land Des Lächelns (Franz Lehár) – Berlin production opened at the Metropol Theater on October 10
  • The Little Show Broadway revue opened at the Music Box Theatre on April 30 and ran for 321 performances
  • Love Lies London production opened at the Gaiety Theatre on March 20 and ran for 347 performances
  • Mr. Cinders London production opened at the Adelphi Theatre on February 11 and ran for 528 performances
  • Show Boat (Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II) – Paris production
  • Spring Is Here (Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Lorenz Hart Book: Owen Davis) Broadway production opened at the Alvin Theatre on March 11 and ran for 104 performances
  • Toad of Toad Hall London production opened at the Lyric Theatre on December 17
  • Top Speed Broadway production opened at Chanin's 46th Street Theatre on December 25 and transferred to the Royale Theatre on March 10, 1930, for a total run of 104 performances
  • Wake Up and Dream (Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter)
  • London revue opened at the Pavilion on March 27 and ran for 263 performances
  • Broadway revue opened at the Selwyn Theatre on December 30 and ran for 136 performances
  • Musical films

  • Applause starring Helen Morgan. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian.
  • The Battle of Paris starring Gertrude Lawrence, Charles Ruggles, Walter Petrie, Gladys DuBois and Arthur Treacher. Directed by Robert Flory.
  • Broadway starring Glenn Tryon, Merna Kennedy, Evelyn Brent and Otis Harlan. Directed by Paul Fejos.
  • The Broadway Melody
  • The Cocoanuts
  • The Desert Song starring John Boles, Carlotta King, Louise Fazenda and Myrna Loy. Directed by Roy Del Ruth.
  • Glad Rag Doll
  • Glorifying the American Girl starring Mary Eaton and Dan Healy and featuring Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan and Rudy Vallee.
  • Gold Diggers of Broadway
  • Happy Days starring Charles E. Evans and Marjorie White and featuring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell
  • Hollywood Revue Of 1929
  • Honky Tonk starring Sophie Tucker
  • Hot for Paris starring Victor McLaglen, Fifi D'Orsay and El Brendel. Directed by Raoul Walsh.
  • The Love Parade starring Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane and Lillian Roth
  • Marianne starring Marion Davies, Lawrence Gray and Cliff Edwards
  • On with the Show! starring Arthur Lake, Betty Compson and Joe E. Brown, and featuring Ethel Waters
  • Paris released November 7 starring Irène Bordoni, Jack Buchanan and Zasu Pitts.
  • Pointed Heels starring William Powell, Helen Kane and Fay Wray. Directed by A. Edward Sutherland.
  • Rio Rita starring Bebe Daniels and John Boles
  • Sally starring Marilyn Miller, Alexander Gray and Joe E. Brown
  • Show Boat
  • So Long Letty starring Charlotte Greenwood
  • Song of Love starring Belle Baker, Ralph Graves and Eunice Quedens
  • Sunny Side Up starring Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell and Marjorie White
  • Tanned Legs starring Ann Pennington, June Clyde, Arthur Lake, Dorothy Revier and Sally Blane. Directed by Marshall Neilan.
  • The Vagabond Lover starring Rudy Vallee, Sally Blane and Marie Dressler. Directed by Marshall Neilan.
  • Why Leave Home? starring Sue Carol, Nick Stuart, Dixie Lee and Ilka Chase. Directed by Raymond Cannon.
  • Words and Music starring Lois Moran, Helen Twelvetrees and Tom Patricola. Directed by James Tinling.
  • Births

  • January 3 – Ernst Mahle, Brazilian composer and conductor
  • January 6 – Wilbert Harrison, singer (d. 1994)
  • January 15 – Lord Woodbine (Harold Adolphus Philips), calypsonian (d. 2000)
  • January 22 – Petr Eben, composer (d. 2007)
  • January 28 – Mr Acker Bilk, English jazz clarinetist (d. 2014)
  • February 4 – Stanley Drucker, American clarinetist
  • February 10 – Jerry Goldsmith, composer for film and television (d. 2004)
  • March 4 – Bernard Haitink, violinist and conductor
  • March 8 - Ardis Krainik, operatic mezzo-soprano and general director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago (d. 1997)
  • April 1 – Jane Powell, singer and actress
  • April 5 – Joe Meek, UK record producer (d. 1967)
  • April 6 – André Previn, pianist and conductor
  • April 8 – Jacques Brel, Belgian singer-songwriter (d. 1978)
  • April 17 – James Last, German bandleader (d. 2015)
  • April 29
  • Halina Łukomska, soprano
  • Peter Sculthorpe, composer (d. 2014)
  • May 1 – Sonny James, country singer and songwriter (d. 2016)
  • May 2 – Link Wray, American guitarist (d. 2005)
  • May 3 – Denise Lor, singer (d. 2015)
  • May 11 – Fernand Lindsay, Canadian organist and educator (d. 2009)
  • May 16 – Betty Carter, jazz singer (d. 1998)
  • May 25 – Beverly Sills, operatic soprano (d. 2007)
  • June 2 – Jimmy Bryant, singer, arranger and composer
  • June 6 – Don Hassler, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2013)
  • June 9 – Johnny Ace, R&B singer (d. 1954)
  • June 23 – June Carter Cash, singer and songwriter, wife of Johnny Cash (d. 2003)
  • June 26 – June Bronhill, operatic soprano (d. 2005)
  • June 27 – Jarmila Šuláková, folk singer (d. 2017)
  • July 3 – Pedro Iturralde, composer
  • July 9
  • Lee Hazlewood, singer, songwriter and record producer (d. 2007)
  • Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolin player (Jim & Jesse)
  • July 15
  • Charles Anthony, American tenor (d. 2012)
  • Francis Bebey, Cameroonian-French guitarist (d. 2001)
  • July 18 – Screamin' Jay Hawkins, singer (d. 2000)
  • August 12 – Buck Owens, singer and guitarist (d. 2006)
  • August 16 – Bill Evans, jazz pianist (d. 1980)
  • August 24 – William Winfield, (The Harptones)
  • September 13 – Nicolai Ghiaurov, operatic bass (d. 2004)
  • October 2 – Kenneth Leighton, composer (d. 1998)
  • October 12 – Nappy Brown, blues singer (d. 2008)
  • October 24 – George Crumb, composer
  • October 26 – Neal Matthews, Jr., (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)
  • November 8 - Bert Berns, songwriter record producer (d. 1967)
  • November 10 – Marilyn Bergman, songwriter
  • November 11 – LaVern Baker, R&B singer (d. 1997)
  • November 12 – Toshiko Akiyoshi, jazz pianist
  • November 15 – Joe Hinton, American soul singer (d. 1968)
  • November 18 – Gianna D'Angelo, American soprano and educator (d. 2013)
  • November 24 – Eileen Barton, singer (d. 2006)
  • November 26 – Slavko Avsenik, composer, musician, and accordionist (d. 2015)
  • November 28 – Berry Gordy Jr., record producer and founder of the Tamla Motown label
  • November 30 – Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand (d. 2012)
  • December 4 – Wilhelm Georg Berger, composer (d. 1993)
  • December 6 – Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor (d. 2016)
  • December 23 – Chet Baker, jazz trumpeter and singer (d. 1988)
  • December 25
  • Billy Horton (The Silhouettes)
  • Chris Kenner, R&B singer and songwriter (d. 1976)
  • Deaths

  • January 11 – Elfrida Andrée, organist, composer and conductor (born 1841)
  • January 22 – Adolph Brodsky, violinist (b. 1851)
  • January 24 – Jacques Bouhy, baritone opera singer (b. 1848)
  • January 30 – La Goulue, can-can dancer (b. 1866)
  • February 24 – André Messager, conductor and composer (b. 1853)
  • March 15 – Pinetop Smith, jazz pianist (b. 1904) (shot, during a fight in a dance hall)
  • April 4 – Édouard Schuré, poet and music critic (b. 1841)
  • April 15 – Antonio Smareglia, opera composer (b. 1854)
  • April 30 – Birger Sjöberg, poet and songwriter (b. 1885)
  • May 17 – Lilli Lehmann, operatic soprano (b. 1848)
  • June 2 – Don Murray, jazz clarinettist (b. 1894) (car accident)
  • June 4 – Harry Frazee, producer of Broadway musicals (b. 1881)
  • July 3 – Dustin Farnum, singer, dancer and actor (b. 1874)
  • August 3 – Emile Berliner, inventor of the gramophone (b. 1851)
  • August 19
  • Sergei Diaghilev, ballet impresario (b. 1872)
  • Chris Kelly, jazz musician (b. c. 1890)
  • Meta Seinemeyer, operatic soprano (born 1894)
  • August 22 – Lucy Broadwood, folk song collector and researcher (b. 1858)
  • September 4 – Frederick Freeman Proctor, vaudeville impresario (b. 1851)
  • September 7 - Frederick Weatherly, songwriter (b. 1848)
  • October 3 – Jeanne Eagels, Ziegfeld girl and actress (b. 1894)
  • October 6 - Mikhail Ivanovich Mikhaylov, operatic tenor (b. 1858)
  • October 14 – Henri Berger, composer and royal bandmaster of Hawaii (b. 1844)
  • October 17 – Ada Crossley, singer (b. 1874)
  • October 27 – A. M. Willner, composer and librettist (b. 1859)
  • December 19 – Blind Lemon Jefferson, blues musician (b. 1894)
  • December 28 – Hans Kreissig, pianist and conductor (b. 1856)
  • date unknown
  • Antonio Chacón, flamenco singer (b. 1869)
  • Carl Herman Unthan, disabled violinist (born 1848)
  • References

    1929 in music Wikipedia


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