1901 in music
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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1901.
- January 13 - The New York Herald reviewing the work of Abe Holzmann, comments that "[h]is knowledge of bass and counterpoint is thorough, and his standard compositions bear the stamp of harmonic lore, which makes his proclivity for the writing of the popular style of music the more remarkable."
- April 18 - Contralto Mariska Horvath marries politician J. Frank Aldrich.
- October 27 – First complete performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2
- November 25 – Premiėre of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4
- The classical music publishing firm Universal Edition is founded in Vienna.
- Enrique Granados founds the Academia Granados in Spain.
- Geraldine Farrar makes her operatic debut.
- Percy Grainger makes his recital debut.
- Thirteen-year-old Agustín Barrios begins attending university in Asunción on a music scholarship.
- Ragtime popularity grows.
Published popular music
- "Ain't That A Shame" w. John Queen m. Walter Wilson
- "All That Glitters Is Not Gold" w. George A. Norton m. James W. Casey
- "Any Old Place I Can Hang My Hat Is Home Sweet Home To Me" w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz
- "At The Pan-I-Marry-Can" w. Harry Dillon m. John Dillon
- "Baby Mine" w. Raymond A. Browne m. Leo Friedman
- "The Billboard" m. John N. Klohr
- "Blaze Away" m. Abe Holzmann
- "Coon! Coon! Coon!" by Leo Friedman & Gene Jefferson
- "The Country Girl" w. Stanislaus Stange m. Julian Edwards
- "Davy Jones' Locker" w.m. H. W. Petrie
- "Don't Put Me Off At Buffalo Any More" w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz
- "Down Where The Cotton Blossoms Grow" w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Harry Von Tilzer
- "Eyes Of Blue, Eyes Of Brown" w.m. Costen & Andrew B. Sterling
- "Flora, I Am Your Adorer" w. Vincent P. Bryan m. Charles Robinson
- "The Fortune Telling Man" w.m. Bert Williams & George Walker
- "Go Way Back And Sit Down" w. Elmer Bowman m. Al Johns
- "Good Morning, Carrie" w. Cecil Mack m. Chris Smith & Elmer Bowman
- "He Calls Me His Own Grace Darling" w.m.Lawrence Barclay
- "He Laid Away A Suit Of Gray To Wear The Union Blue" w. Edward M. Wickes m. Ben Jansen
- "He Ought To Have A Tablet In The Hall of Fame" w. Arthur L. Robb m. John Walter Bratton
- "Hello Central, Give Me Heaven" w.m. Charles K. Harris
- "Hiawatha" w. James O'Dea m. Neil Moret Words written 1903.
- "High Society" Porter Steele
- "Hoity-Toity" w. Edgar Smith m. John Stromberg
- "Jagtime Johnson's Ragtime March" by Fred L. Ryder
- "The Honeysuckle And The Bee" w. Albert H. Fitz m. William H. Penn
- "I Ain't A-goin' To Weep No More" w. George Totten Smith m. Harry von Tilzer
- "I Hate To Get Up Early In The Morning" w. John Queen m. Hughie Cannon
- "I Love You Truly" w.m. Carrie Jacobs-Bond
- "I Want To Be A Lidy" w. George Dance m. George Dee
- "If You Love Your Baby, Make Dem Goo-Goo Eyes" w. Bert Williams m. George Walker
- "I'll Be With You When The Roses Bloom Again" w. Will D. Cobb m. Gus Edwards
- "I'm Tired" w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz
- "In The Shade Of The Palm" w.m. Leslie Stuart
- "The Invincible Eagle March" w.m. John Philip Sousa
- "It Seems Like Yesterday" w. Frederic Ranken m. Isidore Witmark
- "I've Grown So Used To You" w.m. Thurland Chattaway
- "Josephine, My Jo" w. Cecil Mack m. J. Tim Brymn
- "Just A-Wearyin' For You" w. Frank Lebby Stanton m. Carrie Jacobs-Bond
- "The Maiden With The Dreamy Eyes" w. James Weldon Johnson & Bob Cole m. J. Rosamond Johnson
- "Mamie, Don't You Feel Ashamie" w. Will D. Cobb m. Gus Edwards
- "Mighty Lak' A Rose" w. Frank Lebby Stanton m. Ethelbert Nevin
- "My Castle On The Nile" w. Bob Cole & James Weldon Johnson m. J. Rosamond Johnson
- "My Japanese Cherry Blossom" w. Edgar Smith m. John Stromberg
- "My Lady Hottentot" w. William Jerome m. Harry von Tilzer
- "My Lonesome Little Louisiana Lady" w. Will D. Cobb m. Gus Edwards
- "My Own United States" w. Stanislaus Stange m. Julian Edwards
- "My Princess Zulu Lulu" w.m. Dave Reed Jr
- "Nancy Brown" w.m. Clifton Crawford
- "O Dry Those Tears!" w.m. Teresa del Riego
- "Oh! Oh! Miss Phoebe" w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Harry von Tilzer
- "Panamericana" m. Victor Herbert
- "The Phrenologist Coon" w. Ernest Hogan m. Will Accooee
- "A Picture Without A Frame" w.m. Al Wilbur & Harry Jonnes
- "Rusty Rags" Ossman
- "Sally's Sunday Hat" w. Will D. Cobb m. Gus Edwards
- "Serenade" w. Jerry Gray & Herb Hendler m. Riccardo Drigo
- Seven Songs as Unpretentious as the Wild Rose Carrie Jacobs-Bond
- "She's Getting More Like The White Folks Every Day" w.m. Bert Williams & George Walker
- "A Signal from Mars" by E. T. Paull
- "Simple Little Sister Mary Green" w.m. Clifton Crawford
- "Somehow It Made Him Think Of Home" w. Frederic Ranken m. Isidore Witmark
- "Sunflower Slow Drag" m. Scott Joplin & Scott Hayden
- "Sweet Annie Moore" by John H. Flynn
- "Tact" w.m. Leslie Stuart
- "The Tale Of A Bumble Bee" w. Frank Pixley m. Gustav Luders
- "Tell Me Dusky Maiden" w. James Weldon Johnson & Bob Cole m. J. Rosamond Johnson
- "Tell Us Pretty Ladies" w. Edgar Smith m. John Stromberg
- "There's No North Or South Today" w.m. Paul Dresser
- "Tobermory" w.m. Harry Lauder
- "Way Down In Indiana" w.m. Paul Dresser
- "Way Down Yonder In The Cornfield" w. Will D. Cobb m. Gus Edwards
- "We Shall Overcome" w. C. Albert Tindley Music 1794 "O Sanctissima".
- "The Wedding Of Reuben And The Maid" (or "They were on their honeymoon") w. Harry B. Smith m. Maurice Levi
- "When It's All Goin' Out And Nothin' Comin' In" w.m. Bert Williams & George Walker words revised by James W Johnson.
- "When Mr Shakespeare Comes To Town" (or "I don't like them minstrel folks")w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz
- "When The Boys Go Marching By" w.m. Charles W. Doty
- "When Two Little Hearts Are One" w. Edgar Smith m. John Stromberg
- "Where The Silv'ry Colorado Wends Its Way" w. C. H. Scoggins m. Charles Avril
- "Zamona" w. Frederic Ranken m. William Loraine
Recorded popular music
- "A German Minstrel"
– George P. Watson on Edison Records
- "Good Evening Carrie"
– Dan W. Quinn
- "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
– William Baird
- "Just As the Sun Went Down"
– J.J. Fisher on Consolidated Phonograph
- Hakon Børresen – String Sextet opus 5 in G major
- Frank Bridge – Scherzo Phantastick, String Quintet in E minor (probably), Berceuse for viola or cello and piano ()
- André Caplet – Myrrha (cantata)
- Ernő Dohnányi - Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 9
- Felix Draeseke – String Quintet opus 77 in F major for two violins, viola and two cellos
- George Enescu –
- Alexander Glazunov – Piano Sonatas 1 and 2 opus 74 and 75 in B-flat minor and E minor
- Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 4 in G
- Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
- Ottorino Respighi – String Quintet for two violins, two violas and cello
- Sergei Taneyev – String Quintet opus 14 in G major for two violins, viola and two cellos
- Ludwig Thuille – Piano Quintet opus 20 in E-flat major
- Frederick Delius – A Village Romeo and Juliet
- Antonín Dvořák – Rusalka
- Enrique Granados – Picarol
- Jules Massenet – Grisélidis
- Giacomo Orefice - Chopin
- Charles Villiers Stanford – Much Ado About Nothing
- Richard Strauss – Feuersnot
- Blue Bell In Fairyland London production
- A Chinese Honeymoon London production opened at the Strand Theatre on October 5 and ran for 1075 performances.
- The Emerald Isle London production opened at the Savoy Theatre on April 27 and ran for 205 performances.
- The Fortune Teller London production opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on April 7.
- Hoity-Toity Broadway revue opened at the Weber and Fields' Music Hall on September 5 and ran for 225 performances.
- Kitty Grey London production opened at the Apollo Theatre on September 7 and ran for 220 performances.
- The Little Duchess Broadway production opened at the Casino Theatre on October 14 and ran for 136 performances.
- The Rogers Brothers In Washington Broadway production opened at the Knickerbocker Theatre on September 2 and ran for 49 performances
- The Silver Slipper London production opened at the Lyric Theatre on June 1 and ran for 197 performances
- The Supper Club Broadway production opened on December 23 at the Winter Garden Theatre and ran for 40 performances.
- The Toreador London production opened at the Gaiety Theatre on June 17
- January 22 – Hans Erich Apostel, composer (d. 1972)
- February 2 – Jascha Heifetz, violinist (d. 1987)
- February 9 - Sebastian Kunjukunju Bhagavathar, Malayalam actor, singer, and author (d. 1985)
- February 15 – Kokomo Arnold, blues musician (d. 1968)
- March 21 – Nikos Skalkottas, Greek composer (d. 1949)
- March 27 - Enrique Santos Discépolo, Argentinian tango musician, composer and writer (d. 1951)
- May 12 – Scrappy Lambert, US singer (d. 1987)
- May 17 – Werner Egk, composer (d. 1983)
- May 21 – Horace Heidt, US bandleader (d. 1986)
- May 23 – Edmund Rubbra, composer (d. 1986)
- May 30 – Frankie Trumbauer, US saxophonist, bandleader and singer (d. 1956)
- June 6 – Véra Korène, actress and singer (d. 1996)
- June 10 – Frederick Loewe, composer of musicals (d. 1988)
- June 24 – Harry Partch, composer (d. 1974)
- June 29 – Nelson Eddy, US singer and actor (d. 1967)
- July 3 – Ruth Crawford-Seeger, composer (d. 1953)
- July 28 – Rudy Vallée, singer & bandleader (d. 1986)
- August 4 – Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, singer (d. 1971)
- September 2 – Phil Napoleon, jazz trumpeter (d. 1990)
- September 9 – James Blades, percussionist (d. 1999)
- September 12 – Ernst Pepping, composer (d. 1981)
- September 26 – Ted Weems, US bandleader (d. 1963)
- October 2
- October 7 – Ralph Rainger, US composer and pianist (d. 1942)
- October 8 – Eivind Groven, composer (d. 1977)
- October 18 – Annette Hanshaw, US singer (d. 1985)
- October 20
- November 21 - Giacomo Vaghi, Italian opera singer (d. 1978)
- November 22 – Joaquin Rodrigo, Spanish composer (d. 1999)
- December 22 – André Kostelanetz, conductor and arranger (d. 1980)
- December 26 - Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer (d. 1947)
- January 11 – Vasily Kalinnikov, composer (b. 1866)
- January 27 – Giuseppe Verdi, composer (b. 1813)
- February 11 – Henry Willis, organ builder (b. 1821)
- February 17 – Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, pianist and composer (b. 1862)
- March 19 – Philippe Gille, librettist (b. 1831)
- April 3 – Richard D'Oyly Carte, producer of Gilbert & Sullivan (b. 1844)
- April 14 – Alice Barnett, singer and actress (b. 1846)
- May 2 – Franz Rummel, pianist (b. 1853)
- May 9 – Gottfried von Preyer, conductor, composer and music teacher (b. 1807)
- May 20 - Betty Fibichová operatic contralto (b. 1846)
- June 17 – Cornelius Gurlitt, composer (b. 1820)
- June 23 – Charles Kensington Salaman, composer (b. 1814)
- July 18 – Carlo Alfredo Piatti, cellist (b. 1822)
- August 17 – Edmond Audran, composer (b. 1842)
- August 24 – Gunnar Wennerberg, poet, politician and composer (b. 1817)
- September 3 – Friedrich Chrysander, music historian and critic (b. 1826)
- September 29 - Adelaide Borghi-Mamo, mezzo-soprano (b. 1826)
- October 22 – Frederic Archer, organist, conductor and composer (b. 1838)
- November 25 – Josef Rheinberger, Liechtensteinian organist and composer (b. 1839)
- December 15 – Elias Álvares Lobo, composer (b. 1834)
- Grainger, Geoff "Abe Holzmann (1874-1939)" Composers of Recorder Music, retrieved on 25 April 2009.
- Smith, Harry B; Levi, Maurice (1901). The Wedding of the Reuben and the Maid. New York: Rogers Brothers. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
- Williams & Walker (1902). When it's all goin' out, and nothin' comin' in. New York: Jos. W. Stern and Co. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
- Jerome, William (1901). When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town. New York: Howley, Haviland and Dresser. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
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