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See also: 1919 in music, other events of 1920, 1921 in music and the list of 'years in music'. See also: 1918 in music, other events of 1919, 1920 in music and the list of years in music. // Events July 22 - The Ballets Russes gives the world premiere of Manuel de Fallas ballet El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) in London October 27 - Edward Elgar... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... See also: 1920 in music, other events of 1921, 1922 in music and the list of years in music. // Events Clarence Williams makes his first recordings Published popular music Aint We Got Fun? w. ... This page indexes the individual year in music pages. ...

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Events

Mamie Smith on the sleeve of volume 1 of the Complete Recorded Works reissue collection Mamie Smith (May 26, 1883 - September 16, 1946) was a vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist and actress, and appeared in several motion pictures late in her career. ... The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Sir (Herbert) Hamilton Harty, conductor, composer and accompanist, was born December 4, 1879 in Hillsborough (Ireland). ... The Hallé Orchestra is one of Britains longest established orchestras, and is based in Manchester. ...

Published popular music

The Japanese Sandman
The Japanese Sandman
Jellybean
Jellybean

Image File history File links Scan of 1920 Sheet music cover The Japanese Sandman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Scan of 1920 Sheet music cover The Japanese Sandman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989), born Israel Isidore Beilin (as per [1]), in Tyumen, Russia (or possibly Mogilev, now Belarus), was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... Van and Schenck were a popular United States Vaudeville duo in the 1910s and 1920s, consisting of Gus Van (real name August Von Glahn, August 12, 1886 - March 12, 1968), baritone and Joe Schenck (born Joseph Thuma Schenck, c. ... Van and Schenck were a popular United States Vaudeville duo in the 1910s and 1920s, consisting of Gus Van (real name August Von Glahn, August 12, 1886 - March 12, 1968), baritone and Joe Schenck (born Joseph Thuma Schenck, c. ... Van and Schenck were a popular United States Vaudeville duo in the 1910s and 1920s, consisting of Gus Van (real name August Von Glahn, August 12, 1886 - March 12, 1968), baritone and Joe Schenck (born Joseph Thuma Schenck, c. ... Van and Schenck were a popular United States Vaudeville duo in the 1910s and 1920s, consisting of Gus Van (real name August Von Glahn, August 12, 1886 - March 12, 1968), baritone and Joe Schenck (born Joseph Thuma Schenck, c. ... W.C. Handy photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1941 William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873–March 28, 1958) was an African American blues composer and musician, often known as the Father of the Blues. ... Buddy Gard DeSylva, often credited as Buddy De Sylva, Buddy DeSylva, Bud De Sylva and B.G. DeSylva (January 27, 1895 - July 11, 1950) was a songwriter, one third of the songwriting team DeSylva, Brown and Henderson, one of the top Tin Pan Alley songwriters of the era, and a... Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson to Moshe Reuben Yoelson and Naomi Etta Cantor - the original family name was Hesselson - in Seredzius, Lithuania, on May 26, 1885 or 1886, and died in San Francisco, California, October 23, 1950) was an American singer and the son of Jewish immigrants. ... b. ... Harry B. Smith (born December 28, 1860 in Buffalo, New York - died January 2, 1936 in Atlantic City) was a reknowned and prolific writer, lyricist, and composer. ... Rudolf Friml (December 7, 1879 - November 12, 1972) was a composer of operettas, musicals, songs, as well as a pianist. ... Lew Brown (December 10, 1893 - February 5, 1958) was a lyricist for popular songs in the United States. ... Albert Von Tilzer (March 29, 1878 - October 1, 1956) was an American songwriter, the younger brother of Harry Von Tilzer. ... Fred Fisher (September 30, 1875 - January 14, 1942) was a United States songwriter. ... Jack Yellen (Jacek JeleÅ„) (July 6, 1892 - April 17, 1991) was a Polish-Jewish born American lyricist. ... Howard Johnson (June 2, 1887-May 1, 1941) was a song lyricist. ... Bert Lee (1881 - January 23, 1946) was an English songwriter. ... Andrew B. Sterling, born on August 26, 1874 in New York City was a U.S. lyricist. ... Harry Von Tilzer (July 8, 1872 - January 10, 1946) was a very popular United States songwriter. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989), born Israel Isidore Beilin (as per [1]), in Tyumen, Russia (or possibly Mogilev, now Belarus), was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... Will Fyffe (1885, Dundee, Scotland – 1947) was a popular music-hall entertainer in the United Kingdom in the early years of the 20th Century,best known for his song I Belong To Glasgow, even though the east coast city of Dundee was his hometown. ... Lew Brown (December 10, 1893 - February 5, 1958) was a lyricist for popular songs in the United States. ... Albert Von Tilzer (March 29, 1878 - October 1, 1956) was an American songwriter, the younger brother of Harry Von Tilzer. ... Fred E. Ahlert (born September 19, 1892 in New York, New York; died October 20, 1953) was an American songwriter. ... Albert Von Tilzer (March 29, 1878 - October 1, 1956) was an American songwriter, the younger brother of Harry Von Tilzer. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989), born Israel Isidore Beilin (as per [1]), in Tyumen, Russia (or possibly Mogilev, now Belarus), was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... Albert William Ketèlbey (9 August 1875 - 26 November 1959) was a composer and musician from Aston, Birmingham, England, born to George Ketelbey [sic - no accent], an engraver, and Sarah Aston. ... Richard A. Whiting (November 12, 1891-February 10, 1938) was a writer of popular songs. ... Jelly beans come in many flavors, marked by different colors Jelly beans or jelly eggs are a type of confectionery that comes in many different (primarily fruit) flavors. ... Jellybean, 1920 sheet music cover This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American popular composer. ... Anne Caldwell (August 30, 1867 - October 22, 1936), also known as Anne Caldwell ODea was a librettist and lyricist. ... Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American popular composer. ... Buddy Gard DeSylva, often credited as Buddy De Sylva, Buddy DeSylva, Bud De Sylva and B.G. DeSylva (January 27, 1895 - July 11, 1950) was a songwriter, one third of the songwriting team DeSylva, Brown and Henderson, one of the top Tin Pan Alley songwriters of the era, and a... Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American popular composer. ... Benney Davis (August 21, 1895 – December 20, 1979) was a vaudeville perfomer and popular song writer. ... Con Conrad (June 18, 1891 - September 28, 1938) Songwriter and producer born Conrad K. Dober in New York City. ... Walter Donaldson (February 15, 1893 - July 15, 1947) was a prolific United States popular songwriter, producing many hit songs of the 1910s and 1920s. ... Walter Donaldson (February 15, 1893 - July 15, 1947) was a prolific United States popular songwriter, producing many hit songs of the 1910s and 1920s. ... Sir Harry Lauder, KBE (4 August 1870 - 26 February 1950) was a very famous Scottish entertainer, described by Sir Winston Churchill as Scotlands greatest ever ambassador! // Early Years Born Henry Lauder at 4 Bridge Street Portobello, the residence of his mother’s father, he was the eldest son of... Sam M. Lewis (1885–1959) was an American singer and lyricist, born in New York City, New York on October 25, 1885. ... Joe Young (born July 4, 1889 in New York City, died April 21, 1939 New York City) was a songwriter from the 1920s. ... Con Conrad (June 18, 1891 - September 28, 1938) Songwriter and producer born Conrad K. Dober in New York City. ... J. Russell Robinson (July 8, 1892 - September 30, 1963) was a United States ragtime and jazz pianist and a composer of popular tunes. ... Manuel de Falla y Matheu (November 23, 1876 – November 14, 1946) was a Spanish composer of classical music. ... Bert Kalmar (16 February 1884 - 18 September 1947) was a popular United States songwriter, born in New York City. ... Harry Ruby (October 29, 1895 – February 23, 1974) was an American songwriter and screenwriter. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989), born Israel Isidore Beilin (as per [1]), in Tyumen, Russia (or possibly Mogilev, now Belarus), was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... William Jerome (1865 - 1932) was a United States songwriter. ... Harry Von Tilzer (July 8, 1872 - January 10, 1946) was a very popular United States songwriter. ... Henry Busse was born 1894 in Germany. ... Andrew B. Sterling, born on August 26, 1874 in New York City was a U.S. lyricist. ... Bert Kalmar (16 February 1884 - 18 September 1947) was a popular United States songwriter, born in New York City. ... George Jessel (April 3, 1898–May 23, 1981) was a U.S. actor, singer, songwriter, and movie producer. ... Harry Ruby (October 29, 1895 – February 23, 1974) was an American songwriter and screenwriter. ... b. ... Anne Caldwell (August 30, 1867 - October 22, 1936), also known as Anne Caldwell ODea was a librettist and lyricist. ... Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American popular composer. ... Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American popular composer. ... Jack Yellen (Jacek JeleÅ„) (July 6, 1892 - April 17, 1991) was a Polish-Jewish born American lyricist. ... Milton Ager (October 6, 1893 - May 6, 1979) was an Jewish-American pianist and composer. ...

Top hits on record

Mamie Smith on the sleeve of volume 1 of the Complete Recorded Works reissue collection Mamie Smith (May 26, 1883 - September 16, 1946) was a vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist and actress, and appeared in several motion pictures late in her career. ... Ben Selvin (1898-1980), son of Russian-immigrant Jewish parents, started his professional life at age 15 as a fiddle player in New York City night clubs. ... Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson to Moshe Reuben Yoelson and Naomi Etta Cantor - the original family name was Hesselson - in Seredzius, Lithuania, on May 26, 1885 or 1886, and died in San Francisco, California, October 23, 1950) was an American singer and the son of Jewish immigrants. ... 1928 Columbia Records label with caricature of Paul Whiteman Paul Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was a popular american orchestral leader. ...

Classical music

Béla Bartók in 1927 Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer, pianist and collector of Eastern European and Middle Eastern folk music. ... Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, KCVO (November 8, 1883 – October 3, 1953), was an English composer. ... Arthur Bliss was a British composer. ... Ernest Bloch (July 24, 1880 – July 15, 1959) was a Swiss-born American Jewish composer. ... Ferruccio Busoni Dante Michaelangelo Benvenuto Ferruccio Busoni (April 1, 1866 – July 27, 1924) was an Italian composer, pianist, music teacher and conductor. ... Carlos Chavez photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Carlos Antonio de Padua Chávez y Ramírez (June 13, 1899 – August 2, 1978) was a Mexican composer, conductor, teacher, journalist, and the founder and director of the Mexico Symphony Orchestra. ... Frederick Delius (January 29, 1862, – June 10, 1934) was an English composer born in Bradford of German parents. ... Gabriel Urbain Fauré (May 12, 1845 – November 4, 1924) was a French composer, organist, pianist, and teacher. ... Johan Halvorsen (March 15, 1864–December 4, 1935) was a Norwegian composer, conductor and musician. ... Gustav Holst Gustavus Theodor von Holst (September 21, 1874 – May 25, 1934) was an English composer. ... The Planets (also known as The Planets Suite), opus 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. ... Arthur Honegger in 1921. ... Mikhail Mikhailovich Ippolitov-Ivanov (November 19, 1859 – January 28, 1935) was a Russian composer, conductor and teacher. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Darius Milhaud (September 4, 1892 – June 22, 1974) was a French-Jewish composer and teacher. ... Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (January 7, 1899 - January 30, 1963) was a French composer. ... Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Russian: , Sergej Sergejevič Prokofev, 15/April 271, 1891–March 5, 1953) was a Ukrainian-born Russian composer who mastered numerous musical genres and came to be admired as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. ... Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer and pianist, known especially for the subtlety, richness, and poignancy of his music and generally considered to be one of the major composers of the 20th century. ... Eric Alfred Leslie Satie (Honfleur, 17 May 1866 – Paris, 1 July 1925) was a French composer and pianist. ... Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich (Russian: , Dmitrij Dmitrievič Å ostakovič) (September 25 [O.S. September 12] 1906–August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. ... Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Russian: И́горь Фёдорович Страви́нский Igor Fjodorovič Stravinskij) (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971) was a Russian-born composer of modern classical music. ... Ralph Vaughan Williams, OM (October 12, 1872 – August 26, 1958) was an influential British composer. ...

Opera

Sydney Opera House: one of the worlds most recognizable opera houses and landmarks Opera refers to a dramatic art form, originating in Europe, in which the emotional content or primary entertainment is conveyed to the audience as much through music, both vocal and instrumental, as it is through the... Photograph of Vincent dIndy Paul Marie Théodore Vincent dIndy (March 27, 1851 – December 2, 1931) was a French composer and teacher. ... Henry Hadley (born 20 December 1871, Somerville, Massachusetts, died 6 September 1937, New York City) was an American composer and conductor. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897 - November 29, 1957) was a composer. ... Ruggiero Leoncavallo (March 8, 1857 - August 9, 1919) was an Italian opera composer. ... Sir Michael Kemp Tippett (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was one of the foremost English composers of the 20th century. ...

Musical theater

Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Afgar is a musical with lyrics by Douglas Furber, music by Charles Cuvillier and book by Fred Thompson and Worton David. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... Franz Lehár (30 April 1870 - 24 October 1948) was an Austro-Hungarian composer, mainly known for his operettas. ... George Whites Scandals were a long-running string of Broadway revues that ran from 1911-1939, modelled after the Ziegfeld Follies. ... A revue is a type of theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches that satirize contemporary figures, news, or literature. ... The modern reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, in London. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... The wife of Emperor Constantine V. See Tzitzak. ... // West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland . Along with New Yorks Broadway Theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of theatre in the... There are several Empire Theatre or Empire Theaters among them are: Glasgow Empire Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland; Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England; London Empire Theatre, London, England; New York City Empire Theatre, New York City. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Lyric Theatre is a common name for performing-arts houses, including: Australia Lyric Theatre Brisbane, Queensland Lyric Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales U.S. Lyric Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years). ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jeanette MacDonald Jeanette MacDonald (June 18, 1903 – January 14, 1965) was a singer and actress best known for her film duets with Nelson Eddy, in films such as Naughty Marietta (1935) and Rose-Marie (1936). ... Sally is a theater musical with music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Clifford Grey and book by Guy Bolton with additional lyrics by Buddy DeSylva and P. G. Wodehouse. ... The New Amsterdam Theatre is a playhouse located at 214 West 42nd Street in New York Citys Broadway district. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gaiety Theatre is a drama theatre on South King Street in Dublin, Ireland, near Grafton Street and St. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... The modern reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, in London. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ...

Births

January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Antonio Virgilio Savona (Palermo, Italy, 1 January 1920) was one of the members of the Italian vocal group Quartetto Cetra. ... Quartetto Cetra, or simply I Cetra, was an Italian vocal quartet established during 1940s. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Renato Carosone (Naples, 3 January 1920 - Rome, 20 May 2001) was among the greatest figures of Italian music scene in the second half of the 20th century. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Quartetto Cetra, or simply I Cetra, was an Italian vocal quartet established during 1940s. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The American soprano Eileen Farrell (February 13, 1920 - March 16, 2002) was a famous opera and concert singer. ... Felice Bryant (born August 7, 1925 - died April 22, 2003) and Boudleaux Bryant (born February 13, 1920 - died June 25, 1987) were an American wife and husband country music songwriting team who were also at the forefront of the evolution of pop music. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... Harold Shapero (born 29 April 1920) is an American composer. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... Lucia Mannucci (Bologna, 18 May 1920) was one of the singers of Quartetto Cetra, a very famous Italian vocal quartet. ... Quartetto Cetra, or simply I Cetra, was an Italian vocal quartet established during 1940s. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an Americanj popular music and jazz singer. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... Leo Chiosso (Turin, 8 August 1920) was an Italian lyricist mostly known for his work with Fred Buscaglione. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Miss Georgia Gibbs on the cover of Red Hot collection. ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... Charlie Parker Charles Bird Parker, Jr. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... Nanette Fabray (born October 27, 1920 in San Diego, California) is an American actress. ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Brubeck in 1954 David Warren (Dave) Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 in Concord, California) is an American jazz pianist who has written a number of jazz standards, including In Your Own Sweet Way and The Duke. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... Dave Bartholomew is a musician, bandleader, composer, and arranger, prominent in the music of New Orleans, Louisiana throughout the second half of the 20th century. ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... Ozan Marsh Classical Pianist (1920-1992) Ozan Marsh born in Pasedena California June 25 1920 was a pianist active in concert performances throughout the world as well as across the United States. ...

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