1943 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 1943.

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 1943.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 The Mills Brothers Paper Doll 1943 United States US 1940s 1 - Aug 1943, US 1 for 12 weeks Nov 1943, US BB 3 of 1943, Europe 3 of the 1940s, POP 4 of 1943, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1943, RYM 42 of 1942, RIAA 272, Acclaimed 1486
2 Bing Crosby Sunday, Monday or Always 1943 United States US 1940s 1 - Aug 1943, US 1 for 7 weeks Sep 1943, Europe 13 of the 1940s, US BB 14 of 1943, POP 14 of 1943, RYM 28 of 1943
3 Al Dexter & His Troopers Pistol Packin' Mama 1943 United States US 1940s 1 - Aug 1943, US 1 for 1 weeks Oct 1943, US BB 15 of 1943, POP 15 of 1943, Europe 86 of the 1940s, Acclaimed 1658
4 Glenn Miller That Old Black Magic 1943 United States US 1940s 1 - Mar 1943, US 1 for 1 weeks May 1943, US BB 8 of 1943, POP 8 of 1943, RYM 11 of 1943
5 Harry James I've Heard That Song Before 1943 United States US 1940s 1 - Dec 1942, US 1 for 13 weeks Mar 1943, US BB 7 of 1943, POP 7 of 1943, RYM 29 of 1943

Top hit records[edit]

Clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman in 1943
Trumpeter and bandleader Harry James, 1943

Published popular music[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Premieres[edit]

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Berkeley, Lennox Symphony No. 1 1943-07-08 United Kingdom London (Proms) London PhilharmonicCameron [1]
Britten, Benjamin Prelude and Fugue for Strings 1943-06-23 United Kingdom London Neel String OrchestraNeel [2]
Britten, Benjamin Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings 1943-10-15 United Kingdom London Pears, Brain / Neel String Orchestra – Britten [3]
Copland, Aaron Music for the Movies 1943-02-17 United States New York City Saidenberg Little SymphonySaidenberg [4]
Dale, Benjamin The Flowing Tide 1943-08-06 United Kingdom London (Proms) BBC SymphonyBoult [1]
Dunhill, Thomas Waltz Suite 1943-08-05 United Kingdom London (Proms) BBC SymphonyDunhill [5]
Dutilleux, Henri Melodies for Voice and Orchestra 1943-12-14 France Paris Panzera / Paris Conservatory Concert OrchestraTomasi [6]
Feldman, Morton Dirge in Memory of Thomas Wolfe 1943-04-15 United States New York City HSMA Senior Symphony – Feldman [7]
Ginastera, Alberto Dances from Estancia 1943-05-12 Argentina Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Regular OrchestraCalusio [8]
Gundry, Inglis Heyday Freedom, orchestral suite 1943-06-26 United Kingdom London (Proms) London PhilharmonicCameron [1]
Hanson, Howard Requiem (Symphony No. 4) 1943-12-03 United States Boston Boston Symphony – Hanson [9]
Jolivet, André Les trois complaintes du soldat 1943-02-28 France Paris Bernac / Paris Conservatory Concert OrchestraMunch [10]
Martinu, Bohuslav Concerto for Two Pianos 1943-11-05 United States Philadelphia Luboshutz, Nemenoff / Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [11]
Martinu, Bohuslav Memorial to Lidice 1943-10-28 United States New York City New York PhilharmonicRodzinski [12]
Martinu, Bohuslav Symphony No. 2 1943-10-28 United States Cleveland Cleveland OrchestraLeinsdorf [13]
Martinu, Bohuslav Violin Concerto No. 2 1943-12-31 United States Boston Elman / Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [14]
Messiaen, Olivier Visions de l'Amen 1943-05-10 France Paris Loriod, Messiaen [15]
Moeran, Ernest John Rhapsody No. 3, for piano and orchestra 1943-08-19 United Kingdom London (Proms) Cohen / BBC SymphonyBoult [16]
Moroi, Saburo Sinfonietta for Children 1943-11-05 Japan Tokyo Tokyo Broadcast Orchestra – Moroi [17]
Ponce, Manuel Violin Concerto 1943-08-20 Mexico México DF Szeryng / Mexico SymphonyChávez [18]
Prokofiev, Sergei Flute Sonata 1943-12-07 Soviet Union Moscow Kharkovsky, Richter [19]
Prokofiev, Sergei Piano Sonata No. 7 1943-01-18 Soviet Union Moscow Richter [20]
Prokofiev, Sergei The Year 1941 1943-01-21 Soviet Union Sverdlovsk USSR Radio SymphonyRabinovich [21]
Rodrigo, Joaquín Concierto heroico 1943-04-03 Portugal Lisbon Querol / Spanish National OrchestraE. Halffter [22]
Rowley, Alec Burlesque Quadrilles 1943-07-13 United Kingdom London (Proms) London PhilharmonicCameron [1]
Rubbra, Edmund Sinfonia Concertante for piano and orchestra 1943-08-10 United Kingdom London (Proms) Rubbra / BBC SymphonyBoult [1]
Schuman, William Symphony for Strings (Symphony No. 5) 1943-11-12 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [23]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Piano Sonata No. 2 1943-06-06 Soviet Union Moscow Shostakovich [24]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Six Romances on Verses by English Poets 1943-06-06 Soviet Union Moscow Flachs, Shostakovich [25]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Symphony No. 4 1943-11-04 Soviet Union Moscow USSR State SymphonyMravinsky [26]
Strauss, Richard Divertimento after pieces by Couperin 1943-01-31 Nazi Germany Vienna Vienna PhilharmonicKrauss [27][28]
Stravinsky, Igor Ode 1943-10-08 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [29]
Tippett, Michael String Quartet No. 2 1943-03-27 United Kingdom London Zorian Quartet [30]
Tubin, Eduard Suite on Estonian Dance Tunes 1943-10-02 Nazi Germany Tartu Turgan, Mangre [31]
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Symphony No. 5 1943-06-24 United Kingdom London (Proms) London Philharmonic – Vaughan Williams [32]
Walton, William Violin Concerto (2nd version) 1943-11-30 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Royal Liverpool PhilharmonicSargent [33]
Webern, Anton Three Lieder, Op. 23 1943-12-05 Switzerland Basel Gradmann-Lüscher, Baumgartner [34]
Webern, Anton Variations for Orchestra (1940) 1943-03-03 Switzerland Winterthur Stadtorchester WinterthurScherchen [35]
Weisgall, Hugo American Comedy 1943 1943-07-29 United Kingdom London (Proms) BBC Symphony – Weisgall [1]

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