1923 in music
November 11- Premiere of John Foulds's " World Requiem" at the Royal Albert Hallin 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 Americanmusicians; Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, many others make their first recordings.
George Enescumakes his debut as a conductor with the Philadelphia Orchestrain New York City.
Henri Pawl-Pleyel, Roger Desormière, Maxime Jacoband Henri Sauguetform the Ecole d'Arcueil.
Published popular music
* "Annabelle" w.
Lew Brownm. Ray Henderson
* "Back To Croa-Jingo-Long" w.m. Pat Dunlop
* "Bambalina" w.
Otto Harbach& Oscar Hammerstein IIm. Vincent Youmans. Introduced by Edith Dayin the musical "Wildflower"
* "Barney Google" w.m.
Billy Rose& Con Conrad
* "Beside A Babbling Brook" w.
Gus Kahnm. 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.
* "Frasquita Serenade" m.
* "Gulf Coast Blues" w.m.
* "Horsey, Keep Your Tail Up" w.m.
Walter Hirsch& Bert Kaplan
I Cried For You" w. Arthur Freedm. Gus Arnheim& Abe Lyman
* "I Love Life" w.
Irwin M. Casselm. Mana-Zucca
* "I Love You" w. Harlan Thompson m. Harry Archer. Introduced by John Boles and
Margaret Wilsonin 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 Gershwinm. George Gershwin. Introduced by Irene Bordoniin 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 Davism. Isham Jones
* "It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'" w.m.
* "I've Got The Yes! We Have No Bananas Blues" w.
Lew Brownm. 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 Brownm. Carl Schraubstader
* "Linger Awhile" w. Harry Owens m. Vincent Rose
Louisville Lou" w. Jack Yellenm. Milton Ager
* "Mama Goes Where Papa Goes" w.
Jack Yellenm. Milton Ager
* "Mama Loves Papa" w.m.
Cliff Friend& Abel Baer
* "March Of The Cameron Men" w.m. Campbell
Mexicali Rose" w. Helen Stonem. 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. Wodehousem. Jerome Kern
* "My Sweetie Went Away" w. Roy Turk m. Lou Handman
* "Nashville Nightingale" w. Irving Caesar m.
* "No, No, Nora" w.
Gus Kahnm. 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 Mackm. James P. Johnson
* "Old King Tut" w.
William Jeromem. Harry Von Tilzer
* "On The Mall" m. Edwin Franko Goldman
* "Once In A Blue Moon" w. Anne Caldwell m.
* "An Orange Grove In California" w.m.
* "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.
* "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 Brownm. Walter Donaldson
* "Sittin' In A Corner" w.
Gus Kahnm. George W. Meyer
* "Sleep" w.m. Earl Lebieg
* "A Smile Will Go A Long Long Way" w.
Benny Davism. 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 Kahnm. Isham Jones
* "Tell Me With A Melody" w.m.
* "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. Cohanfrom the musical "The Rise Of Rosie O'Reilly"
* "When You Walked Out Someone Else Walked Right In" w.m.
* "Who'll Buy My Violets" w. E. Ray Goetz m. Jose Padilla
Who's Sorry Now?" w. Bert Kalmar& Harry Rubym. Ted Snyder
* "Wild Flower" w.
Otto Harbach& Oscar Hammerstein IIm. 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 &
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
*"Waitin' For The Evenin' Mail" by
*"Cut Yourself A Piece of Cake (and Make Yourself at Home) by
*"Love Her By Radio" by
*"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:
Ben Selvin& His Orchestra
*"Someboy Stole My Gal" by
Ted WeemsAnd His Orchestra
*"No No Nora/I've Got the Yes We Have No Bananas Blues" by
*"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
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 Kingswith Jelly Roll Morton
*"Wild Cat Blues/Kansas City Man Blues" by
Clarence WilliamsBlue 5, featuring Sidney Bechet
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"
Igor Stravinsky- " Octet for wind Instruements"
Joaquín Turina- "Jardin de Oriente"
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"
Joaquín Turina- "Jardin de Oriente" Musical theater
The Beauty Prize" (Music: Jerome KernLyrics and Book: P. G. Wodehouseand George Grossmith). London production opened at the Winter Garden Theatreon September 5and ran for 214 performances
Catherine" London production opened at the Gaiety Theatre on September 22and ran for 217 performances
The Cousin from Nowhere" London production opened at Prince's Theatreon February 24and ran for 105 performances
Dover Street to Dixie" London revueopened at the Pavilion on May 31and ran for 108 performances
* "George White's Scandals of 1923" Broadway
revueopened at the Globe Theatre on June 18and transferred to the Fulton Theatreon November 5for a total run of 168 performances
Head over Heels" London production opened at the Adelphi Theatreon September 8and ran for 113 performances
Katinka" London production opened at the Shaftesbury Theatreon August 30and ran for 108 performances
Kid Boots" Broadway production opened at the Earl Carroll Theatreon December 31and transferred to the Selwyn Theatreon September 1, 1924for a total run of 489 performances
Little Nellie Kelly" London production opened at the New Oxford Theatreon July 2and ran for 265 performances
London Calling!" London revueopened at the Duke of York's Theatreon September 4and ran for 367 performances
**Vienna production opened at the
Carltheateron March 2
**London production opened at
Daly's Theatreon December 20and ran for 467 performances
The Music Box Revue" London revueopened at the Palace Theatreon May 15and ran for 217 performances
The Rainbow" London production opened at the Empire Theatreon April 3and ran for 113 performances
Rats" London revueopened at the Vaudeville Theatreon February 4and ran for 285 performances
The Rise of Rosie O'Reilly" Broadway production opened at the Liberty Theatreon December 25and ran for 97 performances
Stop Flirting" London production opened at the Shaftesbury Theatreon May 30and ran for 418 performances
* "Wildflower" Broadway production opened at the
Casino Theatreon February 7and ran for 477 performances
You'd Be Surprised" London production opened at the Royal Opera Houseon January 27and ran for 270 performances
* "Ziegfeld Follies of 1923" Broadway
revueopened at the New Amsterdam Theatreon October 20and ran for 233 performances
January 1- Milt Jackson, jazz vibraphonist (d. 1999)
January 5- Sam Phillips, record producer (d. 2003)
February 5- Claude King, country singer and songwriter
March 2- Doc Watson, guitarist, singer and songwriter
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 28- György Ligeti, composer (d. 2006)
July 22- Mukesh, Bollywood playback singer (d. 1976)
July 31- Ahmet Ertegün, record industry executive (d. 2006)
August 11- June Hutton, singer (d. 1973)
September 17- Hank Williams, country musician (d. 1953)
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
November 10- Anne Shelton, singer (d. 1994)
December 2- Maria Callas, operatic soprano (d. 1977)
January 5- Emanuel Wirth, violinist (b. 1842)
February 19- Jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido, composer
March 5- Dora Pejačević, composer (b. 1885)
March 8- Krišjānis Barons, collector of Latvian folk songs (b. 1835)
May 30- Camille Chevillard, composer
June 30- Claude Terrasse, composer of operettas (b. 1867)
July 10- Albert Chevalier, English actor, singer, songwriter and music hallperformer (b. 1861)
July 13- Asger Hamerik, composer
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 14- Giuseppi Gallignani, composer
December 19- Gustav Dannreuther, violinist and conductor (b. 1853)
Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin, violin-maker (b. 1841)
Joseph Pothier, musicologist, reviver of the Gregorian chant (b. 1835)
Kate Santley, actress and singer (b. 1837)
Charitie Lees Smith, hymn-writer (b. 1841)
Patsy Touhey, Irish-American piper (c. 1865)
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