1945 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 1945.

Events[edit]

Publications[edit]

Albums released[edit]

Biggest hit songs[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1945.

Title Artist Song title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Les Brown & Doris Day "Sentimental Journey" 1945 United States US BB 1 of 1945, US 1 for 9 weeks May 1945, POP 1 of 1945, Europe 37 of the 1940s, RYM 69 of 1945, RIAA 77, Acclaimed 818
2 The Andrews Sisters "Rum & Coca-Cola" 1945 United States US 1940s 1 - January 1945, US 1 for 7 weeks February 1945, US BB 2 of 1945, POP 2 of 1945, RYM 3 of 1944, Europe 6 of the 1940s
3 Perry Como "Till the End of Time" 1945 United States US 1940s 1 - August 1945, US 1 for 9 weeks September 1945, US BB 12 of 1945, POP 23 of 1945, Europe 30 of the 1940s, RYM 85 of 1945
4 Johnny Mercer "On the Atcheson, Topeka & the Sante Fe" 1945 United States US 1940s 1 - July 1945, US 1 for 7 weeks July 1945, US BB 4 of 1945, POP 11 of 1945, RYM 89 of 1945
5 Les Brown& Doris Day "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" 1945 United States US 1940s 1 - March 1945, US 1 for 7 weeks April 1945, US BB 7 of 1945, POP 13 of 1945, RYM 70 of 1945

Top hit records[edit]

Singer Betty Hutton in 1945

Published popular music[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Premieres[edit]

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Boulez, Pierre Three Psalmodies for Piano 1945-02-12 France Paris Grimaud [1]
Britten, Benjamin Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes 1945-06-13 United Kingdom Cheltenham (Festival) London Philharmonic – Britten [2]
Britten, Benjamin Passacaglia from Peter Grimes 1945-08-29 United Kingdom London BBC SymphonyBoult [3]
Britten, Benjamin String Quartet No. 2 1945-11-21 United Kingdom London Zorian Quartet [4]
Carpenter, John Alden The Seven Ages 1945-12-02 United States New York City New York PhilharmonicRodzinski [5]
Copland, Aaron Jubilee Variation on a Theme of Goossens 1945-03-23 United States Cincinnati Cincinnati SymphonyGoossens [6]
Ginastera, Alberto Las horas de una estancia 1945-06-11 Uruguay Montevideo Baridon, Satalia de Perna [7]
Ginastera, Alberto Psalm 150 1945-04-07 Argentina Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Regular Orchestra and ChorusWolff [8]
Jolivet, André Le chant de Linos (quintet version) 1945-06-01 France Paris Jamet Quintet [9]
Jolivet, André Trois chansons de ménestrels 1945-02-10 France Paris Dyonis, Soulage [10]
Khachaturian, Aram Fantasy on Russian Themes 1945-11-06 Soviet Union Moscow USSR State Radio SymphonyGorchakov [11]
Kodály, Zoltán Missa brevis 1945-02-11 Hungary Budapest [unknown performers] [12]
Lutoslawski, Witold Wind Trio 1945-09-?? Poland Krákow Snieckowski, Rudnicki, Orlow [13]
Malipiero, Gian Francesco Sinfonia delle campane (Symphony No. 3) 1945-11-04 Italy Florence [unknown orchestra] – Markevitch [14]
Martinu, Bohuslav Symphony No. 3 1945-10-12 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [15]
Messiaen, Olivier Trois petites liturgies de la présence divine 1945-04-21 France Paris Loriod, Martenot / Paris Conservatory Concert Society OrchestraDésormière [16]
Messiaen, Olivier Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus 1945-03-23 France Paris Loriod [17]
Novák, Vitezslav May Symphony 1945-12-05 Czechoslovakia Prague [unknown performers] [18]
Piston, Walter Sonatina for Violin and Harpsichord 1945-11-30 United States New York City Schneider, Kirkpatrick [19]
Prokofiev, Sergei Symphony No. 5 1945-01-13 Soviet Union Moscow USSR State Symphony – Prokofiev [20]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Symphony No. 9 1945-11-03 Soviet Union Leningrad Leningrad PhilharmonicMravinsky [21]
Stravinsky, Igor Elegy for Viola 1945-01-26 United States Washington DC Prévost [22]
Tippett, Michael Symphony No. 1 1945-11-10 United Kingdom Liverpool Royal Liverpool PhilharmonicSargent [23]
Tubin, Eduard Capriccio for Violin and Piano No. 2 1945-09-25 Sweden Stockholm Aumere, Roots [24]
Castelnuovo-Tedesco / Milhaud / Schoenberg / Shilkret / Stravinsky / Tansman / Toch Genesis Suite 1945-11-18 United States Los Angeles Janssen SymphonyJanssen [25]

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