1922 in music


1922 in music

Events

*January 24 - Carl Nielsen conducts the premiere of his "Symphony No. 5" in Copenhagen.
*April 21 - Death of Alessandro Moreschi, the last known "castrato" singer of the Vatican.
*October 19 - Maurice Ravel orchestral arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" is premiered in Paris
*Louis Armstrong leaves New Orleans for Chicago to join King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
*Kid Ory makes his first recordings
*All songs written in this year or earlier are now public domain in the United States

Published popular music

* "Aggravatin' Papa" w.m. Roy Turk, J. Russel Robinson & Addy Britt
* "Ain't It A Shame" w.m. W. A. Hann, Joseph Simms & Al W. Brown
* "All Over Nothing At All" w. J. Keirn Brennan & Paul Cunningham m. James Rule
* "Along The Road To Gundagai" w.m. Jack O'Hagan
* "L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour (Love Everlasting)" w.(Eng) Catherine Chisholm Cushing m. Rudolf Friml
* "Angel Child" w. Georgie Price & Benny Davis m. Abner Silver
* "Baby Blue Eyes" w.m. Jesse Greer, Walter Hirsch & George Jessel
* "Bee's Knees" by Leo Wood & Ray Lopez
* "Blue (And Broken Hearted)" w. Grant Clarke & Edgar Leslie m. Lou Handman
* "A Brown Bird Singing" w. Rodney Richard Bennett m. Haydn Wood
* "Bugle Call Rag" m. Jack Pettis, Billy Meyers & Elmer Schoebel
* "Carolina in the Morning" w. Gus Kahn m. Walter Donaldson
* "Carolina Shout" m. James P. Johnson
* "Chicago" w.m. Fred Fisher
* "China Boy" w.m. Dick Winfree & Phil Boutelje
* "Crinoline Days" w.m. Irving Berlin
* "Dancing Fool" w. Harry B. Smith & Francis Wheeler m. Ted Snyder
* "Dearest (You're The Nearest To My Heart)" w. Benny Davis m. Harry Akst
* "Do It Again" w. B. G. De Sylva m. George Gershwin
* "Down In Midnight Town" w. Andrew B. Sterling & Edward P. Moran m. Harry Von Tilzer
* "Downhearted Blues" w.m. Alberta Hunter
* "Dream On" (An Indian Lullaby) w. B.G DeSylva, m. Victor Herbert
* "Dreamy Melody" w.m. Ted Koehler, Frank Magine & C. Naset
* "Farewell Blues" w.m. Paul Joseph Mares, Leon Rappolo & Elmer Schoebel
* "Fate" by Byron Gay
* "Georgette" w. Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
* "Georgia" w. Howard Johnson m. Walter Donaldson
* "Goin' Home" w.m. Williams Arms Fisher
* "Hot Lips" w.m. Henry Busse, Henry Lange, Lou Davis
* "I Found A Four Leaf Clover" w. B. G. De Sylva m. George Gershwin
* "I Gave You Up Just Before You Threw Me Down" w. Bert Kalmar m. Harry Ruby & Fred E. Ahlert
* "I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise" w. B. G. De Sylva & Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
* "In The Little Red Schoolhouse" w.m. Al Wilson & James A. Brennan
* "A Kiss In The Dark" w. B. G. De Sylva m. Victor Herbert
* "The Lady In Ermine" w. Cyrus Wood m. Al Goodman
* "Lady Of The Evening" w.m. Irving Berlin. Introduced by John Steel in the Music Box Revue of 1922.
* "Limehouse Blues" w. Douglas Furber m. Philip Braham
* "Lovesick Blues" w. Irving Mills m. Cliff Friend
* "Lovin' Sam (The Sheik Of Alabam)" w. Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager
* "March With Me!" w. Douglas Furber m. Ivor Novello
* "Mary, Dear" w.m. Harry DeCosta & M. K. Jerome
* "Mister Gallagher And Mister Shean" w.m. Ed Gallagher & Al Shean
* "My Buddy" w. Gus Kahn m. Walter Donaldson
* "My Honey's Loving Arms" w. Herman Ruby m. Joseph Meyer
* "My Rambler Rose" w. Gene Buck m. Louis A. Hirsch & Dave Stamper
* "My Sweet Hortense" w. Joe Young & Sam Lewis m. Walter Donaldson
* "My Word You Do Look Queer" w.m. R. P. Weston & Bert Lee
* "'Neath The South Sea Moon" w. Gene Buck m. Louis A. Hirsch & Dave Stamper
* "Nellie Kelly I Love You" w.m. George M. Cohan
* "On The Alamo" w. Gus Kahn m. Isham Jones
* "On The Gin Gin Ginny Shore" w. Edgar Leslie m. Walter Donaldson
* "Oo-oo Ernest Are You Earnest With Me" w. Sidney Clare & Harry Tobias m. Cliff Friend
* "Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil" w.m. Irving Berlin
* "Robinson Crusoe's Isle" w. Harry Graham m. Robert Stolz
* "Rosalie" w.m. Hugo Frey
* "Rose Of The Rio Grande" w. Edgar Leslie m. Harry Warren & Ross Gorman
* "Round On The End And High In The Middle (O-Hi-O)" w.m. Alfred Bryan & Bert Hanlon
* "Runnin' Wild" w. Joe Grey & Leo Wood m. A. Harrington Gibbs
* "Say It While Dancing" w. Bennie Davis m. Abner Silver
* "Some Sunny Day" w.m. Irving Berlin
* "Stumbling" w.m. Zez Confrey
* "'Taint Nobody's Business If I Do" w.m. Clarence Williams, Porter Grainger & Graham Prince
* "That Da Da Strain" w. Mamie Medina m. Edgar Dowell
* "Three O'Clock In The Morning" w. Dorothy Terris m. Julian Robledo
* "Throw Me A Kiss" w. Gene Buck m. Louis A. Hirsch & Dave Stamper
* "Thru' The Night" w. Virginia K. Logan m. Frederic Knight Logan
* "Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goo' Bye!)" w.m. Dan Russo, Gus Kahn & Ernie Erdman
* "Trees" w. Joyce Kilmer m. Oscar Rasbach
* "'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" w. Henry Creamer m. Turner Layton
* "The West, A Nest, And You" w. Larry Yoell m. Billy Hill
* "When Hearts Are Young" w. Cyrus Wood m. Sigmund Romberg & Al Goodman
* "When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down" w.m. Richard Howard
* "When You And I Were Young, Maggie, Blues" w.m. Jack Frost & Jimmy McHugh
* "Who Cares?" w. Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager
* "Wonderful One" w. Dorothy Terris m. Paul Whiteman & Ferde Grofe
* "You Know You Belong To Somebody Else" w. Eugene West m. James V. Monaco
* "You Remind Me Of My Mother" w.m. George M. Cohan
* "You Tell Her, I S-t-u-t-t-e-r" w. Billy Rose m. Cliff Friend

Top hits on records

*"April Showers" by Al Jolson
*"Hot Lips" by Paul Whiteman's Orchestra
*"Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean" recorded by
**Billy Jones & Ernie Hare
**Billy Murray
**Gallagher and Shean
*"My Buddy" by Henry Burr
*"Oh, Is She Dumb!/Susie" by Eddie Cantor
*"On the Alamo" by Isham Jones & His Orchestra
*"Three O'Clock In the Morning" by Paul Whiteman's Orchestra
*"Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goo' Bye!)" by Al Jolson
*"Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" by Margaret Young

Classical music

*Kurt Atterberg - "Cello Concerto"
*Vittorio Giannini - "Stabat Mater"
*Hamilton Harty - "Piano Concerto"
*Paul Hindemith - "String Quartet No. 3 in C, Op. 22"
*Manuel Infante - "Sevillana "Impresiones de fiesta en Sevilla"
*William Walton - "Façade" (subsequently revised)

Opera

*Jules Massenet - "Amadis"
*"The Fakir of Benares"
*"Mavra" - Igor Stravinsky

Musical theater

* "The Cabaret Girl" (Music: Jerome Kern, Book and Lyrics: P. G. Wodehouse and George Grossmith, Jr.) London production opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on September 19 and ran for 462 performances
* "The Hotel Mouse" Broadway production opened at the Shubert Theatre on March 13 and ran for 88 performances
* "Little Nellie Kelly" Broadway production opened at the Liberty Theatre on November 13 and ran for 276 performances
* "Make It Snappy" Broadway revue opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on April 13 and ran for 96 performances. Starring Eddie Cantor, Lew Hearn, J. Harold Murray, Nan Halperin, Georgie Hale and Tot Qualters.
* "The Music Box Revue of 1922" opened at the Music Box Theatre on October 23 and ran for 330 performances
* "Phi-Phi" London production opened at the Pavilion Theatre on August 16 and ran for 132 performances
* "Queen O' Hearts" Broadway production opened at the Cohan Theatre on October 10 and ran for 40 performances
* "Whirled into Happiness" London production opened at the Lyric Theatre on May 18 and ran for 246 performances

Births

*January 7 - Jean-Pierre Rampal, flautist (d. 2000)
*January 16 - Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer
*February 1 - Renata Tebaldi, operatic soprano (d. 2004)
*February 16 - Sir Geraint Evans, operatic baritone (d. 1992)
*February 17 - Tommy Edwards, singer (d. 1969)
*February 19 - Fredell Lack, US violinist
*March 28 - Felice Chiusano, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) (d. 1990)
*April 4 - Elmer Bernstein, film composer (d. 2004)
*April 5 - Gale Storm, singer and actress
*April 7 - Mongo Santamaria, percussionist (d. 2003)
*April 22 - Charles Mingus, jazz musician (d. 1979)
*May 17 - Dennis Brain, horn virtuoso (d. 1957)
*May 25 - Kitty Kallen, US singer
*May 29 - Iannis Xenakis, composer (d. 2001)
*June 10 - Judy Garland, US singer and actress (d. 1969)
*June 24 - Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra) (d. 1988)
*September 3 - Salli Terri, singer and songwriter (d. 1996)
*September 16 - Janis Paige, US singer and actress
*September 18 - Ray Steadman-Allen, composer for Salvation Army bands

Deaths

*January 26 - Luigi Denza, composer (b. 1846)
*March 4 - Bert Williams, star of the "Ziegfeld Follies" (b. 1875)
*March 10 - Hans Sitt, violinist and composer (b. 1850)
*April 12 - František Ondříček, violinist and composer (b. 1857)
*April 21 - Alessandro Moreschi, castrato singer (b. 1858)
*May 7 - Max Wagenknecht, composer for organ and piano (b. 1857)
*May 22
** Ada Jones, US singer (b. 1873)
** Carl Teike, composer (b. 1864)
*May 31 - Rutland Barrington, baritone of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
*June 5 - Lillian Russell, US singer and actress (b. 1860)
*June 20 - Vittorio Monti, composer (b. 1868)
*July 24 - George Thorne, baritone of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company (b. 1856)
*August 13 - Tom Turpin, ragtime composer (b. 1871)
*August 18 - Dame Genevieve Ward, soprano (b. 1837)
*August 19 - Felipe Pedrell, composer (b. 1841)
*August 22 - Sofia Scalchi, operatic contralto (b. 1850)
*October 7Marie Lloyd, British music-hall singer (b. 1870)
*November 14 - Karl Michael Ziehrer, composer and bandmaster (b. 1843)
*December 30 - Richard Zeckwer, composer and music teacher (b. 1850)
*"date unknown" - Alfred Lamy, maker of violin bows (b. 1886)


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