1944 in music

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Singer Bing Crosby performing in London, 1944

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1944.

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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 1944.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Bing Crosby Swinging On a Star 1944 United States US 1940s 1 - Jun 1944, US 1 for 9 weeks Aug 1944, Oscar in 1944, US BB 3 of 1944, POP 3 of 1944, Europe 14 of the 1940s, AFI 37, RYM 44 of 1944, Acclaimed 1619
2 Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters Don't Fence Me In 1944 United States US 1940s 1 - Nov 1944, US 1 for 8 weeks Dec 1944, US BB 4 of 1944, Europe 5 of the 1940s, POP 9 of 1944, Acclaimed 1699
3 Bing Crosby I'll Be Seeing You 1944 United States US 1940s 1 - May 1944, US 1 for 4 weeks Jul 1944, US BB 15 of 1944, Europe 15 of the 1940s, POP 15 of 1944, RYM 43 of 1944
4 Bing Crosby I Love You 1944 United States US 1940s 1 - Apr 1944, US 1 for 5 weeks May 1944, US BB 19 of 1944, Europe 21 of the 1940s, POP 23 of 1944, RYM 43 of 1944
5 Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots I'm Making Believe 1944 United States US 1940s 1 - Nov 1944, US 1 for 2 weeks Dec 1944, US BB 14 of 1944, POP 14 of 1944, RYM 23 of 1944

Top hit records[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Premieres[edit]

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Antheil, George 1942 (Symphony No. 4) 1944-02-13 United States New York City NBC SymphonyStokowski [1]
Barber, Samuel Capricorn Concerto 1944-10-08 United States New York City Saidenberg Little SymphonySaidenberg [2]
Bartók, Béla Concerto for Orchestra 1944-12-01 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [3]
Bartók, Béla Sonata for Solo Violin 1944-11-26 United States New York City Menuhin [4]
Bernstein, Leonard Jeremiah (Symphony No. 1) 1944-01-28 United States Pittsburgh Tourel / Pittsburgh Symphony – Bernstein [5]
Carter, Elliott Symphony No. 1 1944-04-27 United States Rochester, NY Eastman-Rochester SymphonyHanson [6]
Copland, Aaron Letter from Home 1944-10-17 United States New York City Philco Radio Hour OrchestraWhiteman [7][8]
Copland, Aaron Violin Sonata 1944-01-17 United States New York City Posselt, Copland [9]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Liriche Greche III – Sex Carmina Alcaei 1944-11-10 Italy Rome Danco / RAI Symphony in RomePrevitali [10]
Ginastera, Alberto Canciones populares argentinas 1944-07-17 Argentina Buenos Aires Frías de López, Luzzatti [11]
Ginastera, Alberto Obertura para el Fausto criollo 1944-05-12 Chile Santiago de Chile Chile SymphonyCastro [12]
Ginastera, Alberto Preludios americanos 1944-08-07 Argentina Buenos Aires Spivak [13]
Hindemith, Paul Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber 1944-01-20 United States New York City New York PhilharmonicRodzinski [14]
Jolivet, André Danses rituelles 1944-12-05 France Paris Paris Conservatory Concert Society OrchestraCluytens [15]
Jolivet, André Poèmes intimes 1944-04-04 France Paris Bernac / Paris Conservatory Concert Society OrchestraCluytens [16]
Jongen, Joseph Piano Concerto 1944-01-06 Belgium Brussels Del Pueyo / Brussels PhilharmonicAndré [17]
Khachaturian, Aram Suite from Masquerade 1944-08-06 Soviet Union Moscow USSR Radio Symphony OrchestraGorchakov [18]
Moore, Douglas In memoriam 1944-04-27 United States Rochester, NY Eastman-Rochester SymphonyHanson [19]
Piston, Walter Symphony No. 2 1944-03-05 United States Washington DC USA National SymphonyKindler [20]
Prokofiev, Sergei Piano Sonata No. 8 1944-12-30 Soviet Union Moscow Gilels [21]
Rainier, Priaulx String Quartet 1944-07-03 United Kingdom London Zorian Quartet [22]
Schoenberg, Arnold Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte 1944-11-23 United States New York City Harrel, Steuermann / New York PhilharmonicRodzinski [23]
Schoenberg, Arnold Piano Concerto 1944-02-06 United States New York City Steuermann / NBC SymphonyStokowski [24]
Schoenberg, Arnold Theme and Variations for Orchestra 1944-10-20 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [25]
Schoenberg, Arnold Variations on a Recitative (1941) 1944-04-10 United States New York City Weinrich [26]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Piano Trio No. 2 1944-11-14 Soviet Union Leningrad Tsiganov, Chirinsky, Shostakovich [27]
Shostakovich, Dmitri String Quartet No. 2 1944-11-14 Soviet Union Leningrad Beethoven Quartet [28]
Stravinsky, Igor Norwegian Moods 1944-01-13 United States Cambridge, MA Boston Symphony – Stravinsky [29]
Stravinsky, Igor Scherzo à la russe (band version) 1944-09-05 United States New York City Whiteman Band [30]
Stravinsky, Igor Sonata for Two Pianos 1944-08-02 United States Madison, WI Boulanger, Johnston [31]
Tippett, Michael A Child of Our Time, oratorio 1944-03-19 United Kingdom London Cross, MacArthur, Pears, Lloyd / Morley College Choir / London PhilharmonicGoehr [32]

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