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.

Specific locations[edit]

Specific genres[edit]

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

Other notable recordings[edit]

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 [3][4]
Barber, Samuel Violin Concerto 1941-02-07 United States Philadelphia Spalding / Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [5]
Bartók, Béla String Quartet No. 6 1941-02-07 United States New York City Kolisch Quartet [6]
Britten, Benjamin Matinées Musicales 1941-06-27 Brazil Rio de Janeiro American Ballet Company OrchestraBalaban [7]
Britten, Benjamin Sinfonia da Requiem 1941-03-30 United States New York City New York PhilharmonicBarbirolli [8]
Britten, Benjamin String Quartet No. 1 1941-09-21 United States Los Angeles Coolidge Quartet [9]
Copland, Aaron Piano Sonata 1941-10-21 Argentina Buenos Aires Copland [10]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Canti di prigionia 1941-12-11 Italy Rome [unknown ensemble] – Previtali [11]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Piccolo concerto per Muriel Couvreux 1941-05-01 Italy Rome [unknown ensemble] – Previtali [12]
Ginastera, Alberto Concierto argentino 1941-07-18 Uruguay Montevideo Balzo / SODRE SymphonyBaldi [13]
Herrmann, Bernard Symphony 1941-07-27 United States New York City CBS Symphony – Herrmann [14]
Hindemith, Paul Cello Concerto 1941-02-07 United States Boston Piatigorsky / Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [15]
Messiaen, Olivier Quatuor pour la fin du temps 1941-01-15 Nazi Germany Görlitz Le Boulaire, Akoka, Pasquier, Messiaen [16]
Novák, Vitezslav De Profundis 1941-11-20 Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia Brno Reinberger / Prague Radio SymphonyBakala [17]
Rachmaninov, Sergei Symphonic Dances 1941-01-03 United States Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [18]
Schuman, William Symphony No. 3 1941-10-17 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [19]

Compositions[edit]

Opera[edit]

Jazz[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oggi: settimanale di politica, attualità e cultura. 1987.
  2. ^ Ralph P. Locke; Cyrilla Barr (January 1, 1997). Cultivating Music in America: Women Patrons and Activists Since 1860. University of California Press. p. 225. ISBN 978-0-520-08395-0.
  3. ^ Naxos Records
  4. ^ The Innumerable Dance: The Life and Work of William Alwyn
  5. ^ New York Philharmonic
  6. ^ Chamber Music: A Listener's Guide
  7. ^ MUSIClassical Notes
  8. ^ Orchestra Virtuale del Flaminio
  9. ^ Good Morning Britten
  10. ^ Naxos Records
  11. ^ IRCAM
  12. ^ IRCAM
  13. ^ IRCAM
  14. ^ Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann
  15. ^ Schott Music
  16. ^ IRCAM
  17. ^ Wright Music
  18. ^ "Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra". Archived from the original on September 18, 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  19. ^ Musicsales Classical
  20. ^ "Alle gaar rundt og forelsker sig". danskefilm.dk (in Danish). Retrieved March 16, 2017.