1941 in music

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List of years in music (table)

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1941.

Events[edit]

Albums released[edit]

Biggest hit songs[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1941.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Glenn Miller Chattanooga Choo Choo 1941 United States US 1940s 1 – Sep 1941, US 1 for 9 weeks Nov 1941, RYM 2 of 1941, US BB 9 of 1941, POP 16 of 1941, Europe 54 of the 1940s
2 Glenn Miller A String of Pearls 1941 United States US 1940s 1 – Jan 1942, US 1 for 2 weeks Feb 1942, US BB 2 of 1941, RYM 13 of 1941, POP 13 of 1941
3 Jimmy Dorsey Green Eyes 1941 United States US 1940s 1 – May 1941, US 1 for 4 weeks Aug 1941, US BB 12 of 1941, POP 12 of 1941, Europe 62 of the 1940s
4 Jimmy Dorsey Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) 1941 United States US 1940s 1 – Mar 1941, US 1 for 10 weeks Mar 1941, US BB 18 of 1941, POP 21 of 1941, Europe 75 of the 1940s
5 Billie Holiday God Bless the Child 1941 United States US BB 3 of 1941, POP 3 of 1941, RYM 5 of 1941, RIAA 58, Scrobulate 89 of jazz, Acclaimed 341, WXPN 814

Published popular music[edit]

Other publications[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Premieres[edit]

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Alwyn, William Pastoral Fantasia for Viola and Orchestra 1941-11-03 United Kingdom Bedford Forbes / BBC SymphonyBoult [1] [2]
Barber, Samuel Violin Concerto 1941-02-07 United States Philadelphia Spalding / Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [3]
Bartók, Béla String Quartet No. 6 1941-02-07 United States New York City Kolisch Quartet [4]
Britten, Benjamin Matinées Musicales 1941-06-27 Brazil Rio de Janeiro American Ballet Company OrchestraBalaban [5]
Britten, Benjamin Sinfonia da Requiem 1941-03-30 United States New York City New York PhilharmonicBarbirolli [6]
Britten, Benjamin String Quartet No. 1 1941-09-21 United States Los Angeles Coolidge Quartet [7]
Copland, Aaron Piano Sonata 1941-10-21 Argentina Buenos Aires Copland [8]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Canti di prigionia 1941-12-11 Italy Rome [unknown ensemble] – Previtali [9]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Piccolo concerto per Muriel Couvreux 1941-05-01 Italy Rome [unknown ensemble] – Previtali [10]
Ginastera, Alberto Concierto argentino 1941-07-18 Uruguay Montevideo Balzo / SODRE SymphonyBaldi [11]
Herrmann, Bernard Symphony 1941-07-27 United States New York City CBS Symphony – Herrmann [12]
Hindemith, Paul Cello Concerto 1941-02-07 United States Boston Piatigorsky / Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [13]
Messiaen, Olivier Quatuor pour la fin du temps 1941-01-15 Nazi Germany Görlitz Le Boulaire, Akoka, Pasquier, Messiaen [14]
Novák, Vitezslav De Profundis 1941-11-20 Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia Brno Reinberger / Prague Radio SymphonyBakala [15]
Rachmaninov, Sergei Symphonic Dances 1941-01-03 United States Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [16]
Schuman, William Symphony No. 3 1941-10-17 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [17]

Compositions[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]