1942 in music

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The Andrew Sisters performing "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree" in 1942.

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1942.

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Albums released[edit]

Biggest hit songs[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1942.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Bing Crosby White Christmas 1942 United States US 1940s 1 – Oct 1942, US BB 1 of 1942, US 1 for 11 weeks Oct 1942, Global 1 (50 M sold) – 1942, Oscar in 1942, RYM 1 of 1942, POP 1 of 1942, Europe 2 of the 1940s, RIAA 2, Scrobulate 2 of Christmas, UK 5 – Dec 1977, AFI 5, Norway 6 – Dec 1959, US BB 7 – Dec 1955, Acclaimed 306
2 Glenn Miller Moonlight Cocktail 1942 United States US 1940s 1 – Feb 1942, US 1 for 10 weeks Feb 1942, US BB 6 of 1942, POP 6 of 1942, RYM 18 of 1942, Europe 55 of the 1940s
3 Glenn Miller (I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo 1942 United States US 1940s 1 – Aug 1942, US 1 for 7 weeks Sep 1942, US BB 10 of 1942, POP 10 of 1942, RYM 41 of 1942, Europe 44 of the 1940s
4 Jimmy Dorsey Tangerine 1942 United States US 1940s 1 – Apr 1942, US 1 for 6 weeks May 1942, US BB 4 of 1942, POP 4 of 1942, Europe 82 of the 1940s
5 Kay Kyser Jingle Jangle Jingle 1942 United States US 1940s 1 – Jul 1942, US 1 for 8 weeks Jul 1942, US BB 13 of 1942, POP 21 of 1942, Europe 66 of the 1940s

Top hit records[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Premieres[edit]

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Barber, Samuel Second Essay for Orchestra 1942-04-16 United States New York City New York PhilharmonicWalter [3]
Britten, Benjamin A Ceremony of Carols 1942-12-05 United Kingdom Norwich Mason / The Fleet Street Choir – Lawrence [4]
Britten, Benjamin Diversions for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra 1942-01-16 United States Philadelphia Wittgenstein / Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [5]
Carpenter, John Alden Symphony No. 2 1942-10-22 United States New York City New York PhilharmonicWalter [6]
Chávez, Carlos Piano Concerto 1942-01-01 United States New York City Eugene List (piano) New York PhilharmonicMitropoulos[7]
Copland, Aaron Statements 1942-01-07 United States New York City New York PhilharmonicBernstein [8]
Casella, Alfredo Paganiniana 1942-04-14 Nazi Germany Vienna Vienna PhilharmonicBöhm [9]
Finzi, Gerald Let Us Garlands Bring 1942-10-12 United Kingdom London Irvin, Ferguson [10]
Guarnieri, Camargo Abertura concertante 1942-06-02 Brazil São Paulo Artistic Culture Society OrchestraDe Souza Lima [11]
Jolivet, André Cosmogonie 1942-03-04 Vichy France Nice French National SymphonyD'Auriol [12]
Krenek, Ernst I Wonder as I Wander 1942-12-11 United States Minneapolis Minneapolis SymphonyMitropoulos [13]
Maderna, Bruno Piano Concerto 1942-06-22 Italy Venice Gorini / Marcello Conservatory OrchestraGracis [14]
Martin, Frank Sonata da chiesa for flute and organ 1942-06-11 Switzerland Lausanne M. Martin, Faller [15]
Martinů, Bohuslav Symphony No. 1 1942-11-13 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [16]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai Symphonic Ballade (Symphony No. 22) 1942-01-12 Soviet Union Tbilisi [unknown orchestra] – Stasevich [17]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai Symphony No. 23 1942-06-05 Soviet Union Moscow
Prokofiev, Sergei String Quartet No. 2 1942-04-07 Soviet Union Moscow Beethoven Quartet [18]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Leningrad Symphony (Symphony No. 7) 1942-03-05 Soviet Union Kuibyshev Bolshoi Theatre OrchestraSamosud [19]
Stravinsky, Igor Danses concertantes 1942-02-08 United States Los Angeles Janssen Symphony – Stravinsky [20]
Tippett, Michael Fantasia on a Theme of Handel 1942-03-07 United Kingdom London Sellick / Goehr OrchestraGoehr [21]
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Rudepoêma 1942-07-15 Brazil Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theatre Symphony – Villa-Lobos [22]
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Five Preludes for guitar 1942-12-11 Uruguay Montevideo Abel Carlevaro – Villa-Lobos [23]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "H. Paronyan State Theatre of Musical Comedy : iMEGA Tour and Travel: Tour operator in Armenia". www.imegaservice.com.
  2. ^ "Images for Harry James And His Orchestra – Strictly Instrumental / When You're A Long, Long Way From Home". www.discogs.com.
  3. ^ "Atlanta Symphony".
  4. ^ "A Ceremony of Carols, Benjamin Britten". brahms.ircam.fr.
  5. ^ "Diversions, Benjamin Britten". brahms.ircam.fr.
  6. ^ "CARPENTER: Adventures in a Perambulator / Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2". www.naxos.com.
  7. ^ Noel Straus, "Chavez Concerto by Philharmonic", The New York Times (2 January 1942): 24.
  8. ^ "Statements, Aaron Copland". brahms.ircam.fr.
  9. ^ "Casella – Paganiniana for orchestra – Universal Edition". Universal Edition.
  10. ^ "FINZI: I Said to Love / Let Us Garlands Bring / Before and After Summer (English Song, Vol. 12)". www.naxos.com.
  11. ^ Martinez, Emanuel (8 April 2011). "REPERTÓRIO: CAMARGO GUARNIERI – Abertura Concertante (1942) & Abertura Festiva (1971)".
  12. ^ "Cosmogonie, André Jolivet". brahms.ircam.fr.
  13. ^ "I wonder as I wander, Ernst Krenek". brahms.ircam.fr.
  14. ^ "Concerto per pianoforte e orchestra, Bruno Maderna". brahms.ircam.fr.
  15. ^ "Martin – Sonata da chiesa for flute and organ – Universal Edition". Universal Edition.
  16. ^ "World Premieres: The 1900s". www.bso.org. Boston Symphony Orchestra.
  17. ^ "Le Chant du Monde" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-13. Retrieved 2015-07-19.
  18. ^ "PROKOFIEV: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / Cello Sonata". www.naxos.com.
  19. ^ "The Story Behind Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony".
  20. ^ "Danses concertantes, Igor Stravinsky". brahms.ircam.fr.
  21. ^ "Fantaisie sur une thème de Haendel, Sir Michael Tippett". brahms.ircam.fr.
  22. ^ "Indiana University". Archived from the original on 2015-07-13. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  23. ^ Villa-Lobos, sua obra, Version 1.0. MinC. ([Rio de Janeiro]: IBRAM, and the Museu Villa-Lobos, 2009): 153. Based on the third edition, 1989.
  24. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2013-05-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  25. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | WE'LL SMILE AGAIN (1942)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 2009-04-16. Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2012-03-14.