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1947 in Music

Musicians including Thelonious Monk and Roy Eldridge in New York City in 1947

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1947.

Specific locations

Specific genres

Events

Albums released

Biggest hit songs

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1947.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Francis Craig Near You 1947 United States US 1940s 1 - Sep 1947, US 1 for 12 weeks Sep 1947, US BB 6 of 1947, POP 14 of 1947, Europe 85 of the 1940s, RIAA 355
2 James Baskett Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah 1947 United States US BB 1 of 1947, Oscar in 1947, POP 1 of 1947, AFI 47
3 Vaughn Monroe Ballerina 1947 United States US 1940s 1 - Nov 1947, US 1 for 10 weeks Dec 1947, US BB 7 of 1947, POP 7 of 1947, Europe 56 of the 1940s
4 Ted Weems Heartaches 1947 United States US 1940s 1 - Mar 1947, US 1 for 12 weeks Mar 1947, US BB 11 of 1947, POP 20 of 1947
5 Perry Como Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep) 1947 United States US 1940s 1 - Jun 1947, US 1 for 3 weeks Jun 1947, US BB 13 of 1947, POP 21 of 1947

Top hit records

Published popular music

Classical music

Premieres

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Arnold, Malcolm Symphony for Strings 1947-04-29 United Kingdom London Riddick String Orchestra - Riddick [4]
Barber, Samuel Suite from Medea 1947-12-05 United States Philadelphia Philadelphia Orchestra - Ormandy [5]
Boulez, Pierre Flute Sonatina 1947-02-28 Belgium Brussels Van Boterdael, Mercenier [6]
Britten, Benjamin Canticle I: My Beloved is Mine and I am His 1947-11-01 United Kingdom London Pears, Britten [7]
Carter, Elliott Piano Sonata 1947-03-05 1 United States New York City Sykes [8]
Cerha, Friedrich Märchenland, pieces for piano 1947-02-25 Austria Vienna Schnürl [9]
Chagrin, Francis Prelude and Fugue for Orchestra 1947-09-02 United Kingdom London (Proms) London Philharmonic - Cameron [10]
Copland, Aaron In the Beginning 1947-05-02 United States Cambridge, MA Tangeman / Harvard University Choir - Shaw [11]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Liriche Greche I: Cinque Frammenti di Saffo (1942) 1947-07-07 Italy Turin László / [unknown ensemble] - Caracciolo [12]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Two Etudes for Violin and Piano 1947-04-28 Switzerland Basel Materassi, Dallapiccola [13]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Two Pieces for Orchestra 1947-11-03 United Kingdom London Turin Radio Symphony - Rossi [14]
Duruflé, Maurice Requiem 1947-11-02 France Paris Bouvier, Mauranne / French National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir - Désormière [15]
Enescu, George Piano Quartet No. 2 1947-10-31 United States Washington, DC (Library of Congress) Albeneri Trio with Katims[16]
Engelmann, Hans Ulrich Violin Sonata 1947-07-27 Allied-occupied Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Seitz, Baer [17]
Englund, Einar War Symphony (Symphony No. 1) 1947-01-17 Finland Helsinki Helsinki Philharmonic - Funtek [18]
Fortner, Wolfgang Shakespeare-Songs 1947-07-25 Allied-occupied Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Baum, Roloff [17]
Foss, Lukas Song of Songs 1947-03-07 United States Boston Boston Symphony - Koussevitzky [19]
Ginastera, Alberto Duo for Flute and Oboe 1947-02-23 United States New York City Smith, Wann [20]
Ginastera, Alberto Hieremiae Prophetae Lamentationes 1947-07-21 Argentina Buenos Aires Lagun Onak Choir - Castro [21]
Ginastera, Alberto Pampeana No. 1, for violin and piano 1947-02-23 United States New York City De Conte, Tosar [22]
Ginastera, Alberto Suite de danzas criollas 1947-07-26 Argentina Buenos Aires Firkusny [23]
Hartmann, Karl Amadeus China Kampft, overture 1947-07-27 Allied-occupied Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Landestheater Orchestra - Scherchen [17]
Heiss, Hermann Inventions for Violin and Cello 1947-07-12 Allied-occupied Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Müller-Gündner, Day [17]
Heiss, Hermann Lieder der Liebe 1947-07-13 Allied-occupied Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) U. Heiss, H. Heiss [17]
Henze, Hans Wener Flute Sonatina 1947-07-27 Allied-occupied Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Redel, Roloff [24]
Henze, Hans Werner Concertino for Piano, Winds and Percussion 1947-10-15 Allied-occupied Germany Baden-Baden SWF Symphony - Egk [25]
Henze, Hans Werner String Quartet No. 1 1947-04- Allied-occupied Germany Heidelberg Freund Quartet [26]
Honegger, Arthur Deliciae basiliensis (Symphony No. 4) 1947-01-21 Switzerland Basel Basel Chamber Orchestra - Sacher [27]
Jacob, Gordon Bassoon Concerto 1947-08-20 United Kingdom London (Proms) Camden / BBC Symphony - Boult [10]
Jolivet, André Piano Sonata No. 1 1947-01-27 France Paris Grimaud [28]
Jolivet, André Psyché, symphonic mouvement 1947-03-05 Belgium Brussels [unknown orchestra] - André [29]
Khachaturian, Aram Symphony-Poem (Symphony No. 3) 1947-12-13 Soviet Union Leningrad Leningrad Philharmonic - Mravinsky [30]
Korngold, Erich Wolfgang Violin Concerto 1947-02-15 United States St. Louis Heifetz / St. Louis Symphony - Golschmann [31]
Krenek, Ernst Symphony No. 4 1947-11-27 United States New York City New York Philharmonic - Mitropoulos [32]
Lewis, Anthony Elegy and Capriccio for Trumpet and Orchestra 1947-08-01 United Kingdom London (Proms) Eskdale / London Symphony - Sargent [10]
Liebermann, Rolf Furioso 1947-07-27 Allied-occupied Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Landestheater Orchestra - Scherchen [17]
Maderna, Bruno Introduzione e Passacaglia "Lauda Sion Salvatorem" 1947-04-03 Italy Florence Florence Communal Theatre Symphony - Maderna [33]
Malipiero, Gian Francesco Sinfonia concertante in eco (Symphony No. 5) 1947-11-03 United Kingdom London [unknown performers] [34]
Martinu, Bohuslav Symphony No. 5 1947-05-28 Czechoslovakia Prague (Spring) Czech Philharmonic - Kubelik[35]
Martinu, Bohuslav Toccata e due canzoni 1947-01-21 Switzerland Basel Basel Chamber Orchestra - Sacher [36]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai Pathetic Overture 1947-10-19 Soviet Union Moscow USSR State Symphony - Gauk [37]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai String Quartet No. 12 1947-11-30 Soviet Union Moscow Beethoven Quartet [38]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai The Kremlin at Night, cantata-nocturne 1947-11-15 Soviet Union Moscow Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and Choir - Anosov [38]
Persichetti, Vincent Symphony No. 3 1947-11-21 United States Philadelphia Philadelphia Orchestra - Ormandy [5]
Prokofiev, Sergei Symphony No. 6 1947-10-11 Soviet Union Leningrad Leningrad Philharmonic - Mravinsky [39]
Schoenberg, Arnold String Trio 1947-05-01 United States Cambridge, MA Members of the Walden Quartet [40]
Sessions, Roger Symphony No. 2 1947-01-09 United States San Francisco San Francisco Symphony - Monteux [41]
Sessions, Roger Violin Concerto (1935) 1947-11-14 United States Minneapolis Krasner / Minneapolis Symphony - Mitropoulos [42]
Stravinsky, Igor Concerto in D for strings 1947-01-27 Switzerland Basel Basel Chamber Orchestra - Sacher [43]
Tubin, Eduard Symphony No. 5 1947-11-16 Sweden Stockholm Stockholm Philharmonic - Carl Garaguly [44]
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Bachianas brasileiras No. 8 (1944) 1947-08-06 Italy Rome Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra - Villa-Lobos [45]
Walton, William String Quartet No. 2 1947-05-04 United Kingdom London Blech Quartet [46]
Webern, Anton Five Canons on Latin Texts for soprano and two clarinets 1947-06-18 Austria Vienna Setingruber, Wildgans, Bartosek [47]
Zimbalist, Efrem Violin Concerto 1947-11-28 United States Philadelphia Philadelphia Orchestra - Ormandy [5]
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois Concerto for Orchestra 1947-09-22 Allied-occupied Germany Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra - Wand [48]
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois Sinfonia prosodica 1947-09-09 Allied-occupied Germany Mönchengladbach Vestisches Sinfonie - Decker [49]

1 Concert premiere. The Sonata was recorded by Webster Aiken for a radio broadcast one month earlier, on February 7.[8]

Compositions

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Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ "Llangollen International Eisteddfod - How it Started". Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Retrieved .
  2. ^ https://archive.org/details/mbid-47ec1899-c909-4d5f-b38c-4920df8f57d9
  3. ^ The Billboard 27 April 1946 P. 124
  4. ^ Malcolm Arnold: A Bio-Bibliography
  5. ^ a b c "New Music Box" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 31, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ Werkstatt-Spuren: die Sonatine von Pierre Boulez
  7. ^ Good Morning Britten
  8. ^ a b IRCAM
  9. ^ IRCAM
  10. ^ a b c BBC
  11. ^ IRCAM
  12. ^ IRCAM
  13. ^ IRCAM
  14. ^ Chandos
  15. ^ Maurice Duruflé, The Man and His Music
  16. ^ Pascal Bentoiu, Masterworks of George Enescu: A Detailed Analysis, translated by Lory Wallfisch (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010), 451-52. ISBN 978-0-8108-7665-1 (cloth) ISBN 978-0-8108-7690-3 (ebook).
  17. ^ a b c d e f Im Zenit der Moderne. Die Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt 1946-1966.
  18. ^ YLE
  19. ^ Boston Symphony Orchestra
  20. ^ IRCAM
  21. ^ IRCAM
  22. ^ IRCAM
  23. ^ IRCAM
  24. ^ Im Zenit der Moderne. Die Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt 1946-1966
  25. ^ IRCAM
  26. ^ IRCAM
  27. ^ Bach Cantatas
  28. ^ IRCAM
  29. ^ IRCAM
  30. ^ Musicweb International
  31. ^ New York Philharmonic
  32. ^ IRCAM
  33. ^ IRCAM
  34. ^ Orchestra Virtuale del Flaminio
  35. ^ Bohuslav Martinu: A Research and Information Guide
  36. ^ Paul Sacher Stiftung
  37. ^ Nikolay Myaskovsky: The Conscience of Russian Music
  38. ^ a b Nikolai Myaskovsky: The Conscience of Russian Music
  39. ^ Mariinsky Theatre
  40. ^ IRCAM
  41. ^ The Great American Symphony: Music, the Depression and the War
  42. ^ Roger Sessions: A Biography
  43. ^ IRCAM
  44. ^ Program Notes to BIS recording (hosted at Chandos.net)
  45. ^ Indiana University
  46. ^ William Walton: Muse of Fire
  47. ^ IRCAM
  48. ^ IRCAM
  49. ^ IRCAM
  50. ^ Hillenbrand, Markus. "Klassika: Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957): Cellokonzert A-Dur / a-Moll". www.klassika.info. Retrieved .
  51. ^ Oliver Leaman (16 December 2003). Companion Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African Film. Routledge. pp. 109-. ISBN 978-1-134-66252-4.

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