- 1922 in music
January 24- Carl Nielsenconducts 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 Ravelorchestral arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's " Pictures at an Exhibition" is premiered in Paris
Louis Armstrongleaves New Orleansfor Chicago to join King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
Kid Orymakes his first recordings
*All songs written in this year or earlier are now
public domainin 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.
* "Angel Child" w.
Georgie Price& Benny Davism. 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 Lesliem. 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 Kahnm. Walter Donaldson
* "Carolina Shout" m.
James P. Johnson
* "Chicago" w.m.
* "China Boy" w.m. Dick Winfree & Phil Boutelje
* "Crinoline Days" w.m.
* "Dancing Fool" w. Harry B. Smith & Francis Wheeler m.
* "Dearest (You're The Nearest To My Heart)" w. Benny Davis m. Harry Akst
* "Do It Again" w.
B. G. De Sylvam. 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.
* "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 Brownm. Ray Henderson
* "Georgia" w. Howard Johnson m.
* "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 Sylvam. 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 Gershwinm. George Gershwin
* "In The Little Red Schoolhouse" w.m. Al Wilson & James A. Brennan
* "A Kiss In The Dark" w.
B. G. De Sylvam. Victor Herbert
* "The Lady In Ermine" w. Cyrus Wood m.
* "Lady Of The Evening" w.m.
Irving Berlin. Introduced by John Steel in the Music Box Revue of 1922.
* "Limehouse Blues" w.
Douglas Furberm. Philip Braham
Lovesick Blues" w. Irving Millsm. Cliff Friend
* "Lovin' Sam (The Sheik Of Alabam)" w.
Jack Yellenm. Milton Ager
* "March With Me!" w. Douglas Furber m.
* "Mary, Dear" w.m. Harry DeCosta & M. K. Jerome
* "Mister Gallagher And Mister Shean" w.m. Ed Gallagher & Al Shean
* "My Buddy" w.
Gus Kahnm. 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.
* "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 Kahnm. Isham Jones
* "On The Gin Gin Ginny Shore" w. Edgar Leslie m.
* "Oo-oo Ernest Are You Earnest With Me" w.
Sidney Clare& Harry Tobiasm. Cliff Friend
* "Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil" w.m.
* "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 Davism. Abner Silver
* "Some Sunny Day" w.m.
* "Stumbling" w.m.
* "'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 Kilmerm. Oscar Rasbach
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" w. Henry Creamerm. 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 &
* "Who Cares?" w.
Jack Yellenm. 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 Rosem. Cliff Friend
Top hits on records
*"April Showers" by
Hot Lips" by Paul Whiteman's Orchestra
*"Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean" recorded by
Billy Jones& Ernie Hare
Gallagher and Shean
*"My Buddy" by
*"Oh, Is She Dumb!/Susie" by
*"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
*"Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" by
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. Wodehouseand George Grossmith, Jr.) London production opened at the Winter Garden Theatreon September 19and ran for 462 performances
The Hotel Mouse" Broadway production opened at the Shubert Theatre on March 13and ran for 88 performances
Little Nellie Kelly" Broadway production opened at the Liberty Theatreon November 13and ran for 276 performances
Make It Snappy" Broadway revueopened at the Winter Garden Theatreon April 13and ran for 96 performances. Starring Eddie Cantor, Lew Hearn, J. Harold Murray, Nan Halperin, Georgie Haleand Tot Qualters.
* "The Music Box Revue of 1922" opened at the
Music Box Theatreon October 23and ran for 330 performances
Phi-Phi" London production opened at the Pavilion Theatreon August 16and ran for 132 performances
Queen O' Hearts" Broadway production opened at the Cohan Theatreon October 10and ran for 40 performances
Whirled into Happiness" London production opened at the Lyric Theatre on May 18and ran for 246 performances
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
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)
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 7– Marie 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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