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Encyclopedia > 1923 in music

See also: 1922 in music, other events of 1923, 1924 in music and the list of 'years in music'. See also: 1921 in music, other events of 1922, 1923 in music and the list of years in music. Events January 24 - Carl Nielsen conducts the premiere of his Symphony No. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... See also: 1923 in music, other events of 1924, 1925 in music and the list of years in music. Events October 17 - Leos Janaceks String Quartet No. ... This page indexes the individual year in music pages. ...

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Events

November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Budapest (pronounced BOO-dah-pesht, IPA ), the capital city of Hungary and the countrys principal political, industrial, commercial and transportation centre, has more than 1. ... Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a composer, pianist and collector of East European folk music. ... Zoltán Kodály Zoltán Kodály ( December 16, 1882 – March 6, 1967) was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, educator, linguist and philosopher. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... Bessie Smith photographed by Carl Van Vechten Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an early American blues singer born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... Ida Cox (25 February 1896 - 10 November 1967) was a popular African American singer, best known for her Blues performances and recordings. ... Joe King Oliver, (December 19, 1885 - April 8, 1938) was a bandleader and jazz musician. ... Louis Armstrongs stage personality matched his flashy trumpet as captured in this photo by William P. Gottlieb. ... Ferdinand Jelly Roll Morton (September 20, 1890 - July 10, 1941) was a virtuoso pianist, a bandleader, and a composer who some call the first true composer of Jazz music. ... Sidney Bechet (May 14, 1897 - May 14, 1959) was a Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. ...

Published popular music

  • "Annabelle" w. Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "Back To Croa-Jingo-Long" w.m. Pat Dunlop
  • "Bambalina" w. Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II m. Vincent Youmans
  • "Barney Google" w.m. Billy Rose & Con Conrad
  • "Beside A Babbling Brook" w. Gus Kahn m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Charleston" w.m. Cecil Mack & James P. Johnson
  • "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. Zez Confrey
  • "Frasquita Serenade" m. Franz Lehár
  • "Gulf Coast Blues" w.m. Clarence Williams
  • "Horsey, Keep Your Tail Up" w.m. Walter Hirsch & Bert Kaplan
  • "I Cried For You" w. Arthur Freed m. Gus Arnheim & Abe Lyman
  • "I Love Life" w. Irwin M. Cassel m. Mana-Zucca
  • "I Love You" w. Harlan Thompson m. Harry Archer
  • "I Won't Say I Will But I Won't Say I Won't" w. B. G. De Sylva & Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
  • "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 Davis m. Isham Jones
  • "It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'" w.m. Wendell Hall
  • "I've Got The Yes! We Have No Bananas Blues" w. Lew Brown m. 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 Brown m. Carl Schraubstader
  • "Linger Awhile" w. Harry Owens m. Vincent Rose
  • "Louisville Lou" w. Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager
  • "Mama Goes Where Papa Goes" w. Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager
  • "Mama Loves Papa" w.m. Cliff Friend & Abel Baer
  • "March Of The Cameron Men" w.m. Campbell
  • "Mexicali Rose" w. Helen Stone m. 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 & P. G. Wodehouse m. Jerome Kern
  • "My Sweetie Went Away" w. Roy Turk m. Lou Handman
  • "Nashville Nightingale" w. Irving Caesar m. George Gershwin
  • "No, No, Nora" w. Gus Kahn m. 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
  • "Old Fashioned Love" w. Cecil Mack m. James P. Johnson
  • "Old King Tut" w. William Jerome m. Harry Von Tilzer
  • "On The Mall" m. Edwin Franko Goldman
  • "Once In A Blue Moon" w. Anne Caldwell m. Jerome Kern
  • "An Orange Grove In California" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "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. Jerome Kern
  • "Rememb'ring" w.m. Vivian Duncan & Rosetta Duncan
  • "La Rosita" w. Allan Stuart m. Paul Dupont
  • "Seven Or Eleven" w. Lew Brown m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Sittin' In A Corner" w. Gus Kahn m. George W. Meyer
  • "Sleep" w.m. Earl Lebieg
  • "A Smile Will Go A Long Long Way" w. Benny Davis m. 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 Kahn m. Isham Jones
  • "Tell Me With A Melody" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "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" B. 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. Cohan from the musical The Rise Of Rosie O'Reilly
  • "When You Walked Out Someone Else Walked Right In" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Who'll Buy My Violets" w. E. Ray Goetz m. Jose Padilla
  • "Who's Sorry Now?" w. Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby m. Ted Snyder
  • "Wild Flower" w. Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II m. 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 & Billy Rose

Lew Brown (December 10, 1893 - February 5, 1958) was a lyricist for popular songs in the United States. ... Ray Henderson (December 1, 1896 - December 31, 1970), was a American songwriter. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II ( July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... Vincent Youmans ( September 27, 1898 - April 5, 1946) was an American popular composer and Broadway producer. ... Billy Rose (September 6, 1899–February 10, American theatrical showman. ... Con Conrad (June 18, 1891 - September 28, 1938) Songwriter and producer born Conrad K. Dober in New York City. ... Gustav Gerson Kahn (November 6, 1886 - October 8, 1941) was a famous German-American musician, songwriter and lyricist. ... Walter Donaldson (February 15, 1893 - July 15, 1947) was a prolific United States popular songwriter, producing many hit songs of the 1910s and 1920s. ... James Price Johnson (February 1, 1894 - November 17, 1955) was a pianist and composer. ... Joe King Oliver, (December 19, 1885 - April 8, 1938) was a bandleader and jazz musician. ... Billy Rose (September 6, 1899–February 10, American theatrical showman. ... Con Conrad (June 18, 1891 - September 28, 1938) Songwriter and producer born Conrad K. Dober in New York City. ... Edward Elzear Zez Confrey (April 3, 1895-November 22, 1971) was a United States composer and performer of piano music. ... Franz Lehár ( 30 April 1870 - 24 October 1948) was an Austro-Hungarian composer, mainly known for his operettas. ... Clarence Williams ( November 8, 1893 - November 6, 1965) was a Jazz pianist, composer, promoter, vocalist, and publisher. ... 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... George (left) and Ira Gershwin Ira Gershwin (born Israel Gershowitz) (December 6, 1896 - August 17, 1983) American lyricist, collaborator with, and brother of George Gershwin He is interred in the Westchester Hills Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. ... George Gershwin photograph by Edward Steichen in 1927. ... Isham Jones (31 January 1894 – 19 October 1956) was a United States bandleader, musician, and songwriter. ... Lew Brown (December 10, 1893 - February 5, 1958) was a lyricist for popular songs in the United States. ... Al Dubin (June 10, 1891 - February 11, 1945) was a Swiss-born lyricist. ... Ferdinand Jelly Roll Morton (September 20, 1890 - July 10, 1941) was a virtuoso pianist, a bandleader, and a composer who some call the first true composer of Jazz music. ... Lew Brown (December 10, 1893 - February 5, 1958) was a lyricist for popular songs in the United States. ... Jack Yellen (Jacek Jeleń) (July 6, 1892 - April 17, 1991) was a Polish born American lyricist. ... Milton Ager (October 6, 1893 - May 6, 1979) was an American pianist and composer. ... Leon Roppolo (March 16, 1902 - October 5, 1943) was a prominent early jazz clarinetist, best known for his playing with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. ... Paul Mares (June 15, 1900 - August 18, 1949), was an early jazz cornet & trumpet player, and leader of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. ... Ferdinand Jelly Roll Morton (September 20, 1890 - July 10, 1941) was a virtuoso pianist, a bandleader, and a composer who some call the first true composer of Jazz music. ... George Grossmith, as illustrated in The Idler magazine, 1897 George Grossmith (December 7, 1847 - March 1, 1912) was an English actor and comic writer, best remembered for his work with Gilbert & Sullivan. ... Called English literatures performing flea, P. G. Wodehouse, pictured in 1904, became famous for his complex plots, ingenious wordplay, and prolific output. ... Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 - November 11, 1945) was an American popular composer. ... George Gershwin photograph by Edward Steichen in 1927. ... Gustav Gerson Kahn (November 6, 1886 - October 8, 1941) was a famous German-American musician, songwriter and lyricist. ... James Price Johnson (February 1, 1894 - November 17, 1955) was a pianist and composer. ... 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. ... Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 - November 11, 1945) was an American popular composer. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888–September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist. ... Harry Warren (December 24, 1893 - September 22, 1981) was a music composer of many different styles. ... Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 - November 11, 1945) was an American popular composer. ... Lew Brown (December 10, 1893 - February 5, 1958) was a lyricist for popular songs in the United States. ... Walter Donaldson (February 15, 1893 - July 15, 1947) was a prolific United States popular songwriter, producing many hit songs of the 1910s and 1920s. ... Gustav Gerson Kahn (November 6, 1886 - October 8, 1941) was a famous German-American musician, songwriter and lyricist. ... Joe King Oliver, (December 19, 1885 - April 8, 1938) was a bandleader and jazz musician. ... Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson, Seredzius, Lithuania, May 26, 1886 - October 23, 1950) was an American singer and the immigrant son of a Russian Jew. ... Gustav Gerson Kahn (November 6, 1886 - October 8, 1941) was a famous German-American musician, songwriter and lyricist. ... Isham Jones (31 January 1894 – 19 October 1956) was a United States bandleader, musician, and songwriter. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888–September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist. ... Billy Rose (September 6, 1899–February 10, American theatrical showman. ... Ray Henderson (December 1, 1896 - December 31, 1970), was a American songwriter. ... Paul Mares (June 15, 1900 - August 18, 1949), was an early jazz cornet & trumpet player, and leader of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. ... Ben Pollack (June 22, 1903 - June 7, 1971) was a drummer and bandleader from the mid 1920s through the swing era. ... George Brunies aka Georg Brunis (February 6, 1902 - November 19, 1974) was a well known early jazz trombonist. ... Leon Roppolo (March 16, 1902 - October 5, 1943) was a prominent early jazz clarinetist, best known for his playing with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. ... Lew Brown (December 10, 1893 - February 5, 1958) was a lyricist for popular songs in the United States. ... George Cohan George Michael Cohan (July 1878–November 5, 1942) was a United States entertainer, songwriter, actor, singer, and dancer. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888–September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II ( July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... Vincent Youmans ( September 27, 1898 - April 5, 1946) was an American popular composer and Broadway producer. ... Billy Rose (September 6, 1899–February 10, American theatrical showman. ...

Hit songs on record

  • "Everything is K.O. in K.Y." by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  • "Swinging Down The Lane" by Isham Jones & His Orchestra
  • "Down Hearted Blues" by Bessie Smith
  • "Waitin' For The Evenin' Mail" by Al Bernard
  • "Cut Yourself A Piece of Cake (and Make Yourself at Home) by Billy Jones
  • "I Love Me (I'm Wild About Myself)" by Billy Murray
  • "Yes, We Have No Bananas" by Billy Murray
  • "Yes, We Have No Bananas" by Billy Jones
  • "Yes, We Have No Bananas" by Ben Selvin & His Orchestra
  • "No No Nora/I've Got the Yes We Have No Bananas Blues" by Eddie Cantor
  • "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" by Paul Whiteman's 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

Paul Whiteman (March 28, 1890 - December 29, 1967) was a popular United States orchestral leader. ... Isham Jones (31 January 1894 – 19 October 1956) was a United States bandleader, musician, and songwriter. ... Bessie Smith photographed by Carl Van Vechten Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an early American blues singer born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... Billy Murray (25 May 1877 - 17 August 1954) was one of the most popular singers in the United States in the early decades of the 20th century. ... 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. ... Eddie Cantor (January 31, 1892 - October 10, 1964) was a comedian, singer, actor, songwriter, and one of the most popular entertainers in the United States of America in the early and middle 20th century. ... 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. ...

Other important recordings

Joe King Oliver, (December 19, 1885 - April 8, 1938) was a bandleader and jazz musician. ... The New Orleans Rhythm Kings were one of the most influential jazz bands of the early/mid 1920s. ... Ferdinand Jelly Roll Morton (September 20, 1890 - July 10, 1941) was a virtuoso pianist, a bandleader, and a composer who some call the first true composer of Jazz music. ... Clarence Williams ( November 8, 1893 - November 6, 1965) was a Jazz pianist, composer, promoter, vocalist, and publisher. ... Sidney Bechet (May 14, 1897 - May 14, 1959) was a Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. ...

Classical music

Henry Cowell (March 11, 1897 - December 10, 1965) was an American composer and teacher. ... Sigfrid Karg-Elert (November 21, 1877-April 9, 1933) was a German composer of considerable fame in the early twentieth century, best known for his choral lieder, chamber music, and compositions for piano, organ, and harmonium. ... Hans Pfitzner (May 5, 1869 - May 22, 1949) was a German composer and self-described anti-modernist. ... Edgar (or Edgard) Varèse (December 22, 1883 – November 6, 1965) was a French-born composer, who moved to the United States in 1915, and took American citizenship in 1926. ... Edgar (or Edgard) Varèse (December 22, 1883 – November 6, 1965) was a French-born composer, who moved to the United States in 1915, and took American citizenship in 1926. ... Sir William Turner Walton (March 29, 1902 - March 8, 1983) was a British composer influenced by the works of Stravinsky, Sibelius and the jazz genre. ... Alexander von Zemlinsky (October 14, 1871 _ March 15, 1942) was an Austrian composer of classical music, a conductor and a teacher. ...

Opera

This article is about opera as an art form. ... Joaquín Turina (December 9, 1882 – January 14, 1949) was a Spanish composer of classical music. ...

Musical theater

  • Madame Pompadour - Vienna production opened at the Carltheater on March 2;London production opened at Daly's Theatre on December 20 and ran for 467 performances
  • The Rise of Rosie O'Reilly Broadway production opened at the Liberty Theatre on December 25 and ran for 97 performances

Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... West End is the name of some places in the world, including: The West End of London, England West End Theatre, is where many of Londons major theatres are located and premier cinema screenings take place. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the street in New York City. ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining. ...

Births

January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the female singer by the same name, see Sam Phillips (singer) Sam Phillips, born Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 - July 30, 2003), was a record producer and the man responsible for the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Claude King (born February 5, 1923 in Keithville, Louisiana near the city of Shreveport) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... Arthel Lane Watson or Doc Watson (born March 3rd , 1923) in North Carolina, is a guitar player, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, and gospel music. ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... Albert King (April 25, 1924 - December 21, 1992) was an influential American Blues guitarist and singer. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... Beatrice Arthur as Maude Findlay on Maude. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... John Lanchbery (May 15, 1923–February 27, 2003) was an English composer, famous for his ballet arrangements. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... György Ligeti (born May 28, 1923) is a Hungarian composer (now living in, and a citizen of, Austria), widely seen as one of the great composers of instrumental music of the 20th century. ... July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... Mukesh Chand Mathur, (July 22, 1923, Delhi, India - August 27, 1976), popularly known simply as Mukesh, was a well-known Indian playback singer. ... July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 153 days remaining, as the final day of July. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... June Hutton (August 11, 1920-May 2, 1973) was an American popular singer. ... The Pied Pipers were a popular singing group in the late 1930s and 1940s. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... Hank Williams Sr. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... Glynis Johns (born October 5, 1923) is a British stage and film actress and dancer. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... Bert Kaempfert (b. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... Robert Lawson Craft (born October 20, 1923) is an American conductor and writer on music best known for his intimate friendship with Igor Stravinsky, a relationship which has resulted in a number of recordings and books. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Maria Callas in the title role of Donizettis opera Anna Bolena, La Scala, Milan (1957) The Greek-American soprano Maria Callas (December 2, 1923 –September 16, 1977) was the perhaps best-known opera singer of the post-World War II period. ...

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