1947 in music

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Musicians including Thelonious Monk and Roy Eldridge in New York City in 1947

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1947.

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 1947.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Francis Craig Near You 1947 United States US 1940s 1 – Sep 1947, US 1 for 12 weeks Sep 1947, US BB 6 of 1947, POP 14 of 1947, Europe 85 of the 1940s, RIAA 355
2 James Baskett Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah 1947 United States US BB 1 of 1947, Oscar in 1947, POP 1 of 1947, AFI 47
3 Vaughn Monroe Ballerina 1947 United States US 1940s 1 – Nov 1947, US 1 for 10 weeks Dec 1947, US BB 7 of 1947, POP 7 of 1947, Europe 56 of the 1940s
4 Ted Weems Heartaches 1947 United States US 1940s 1 – Mar 1947, US 1 for 12 weeks Mar 1947, US BB 11 of 1947, POP 20 of 1947
5 Perry Como Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep) 1947 United States US 1940s 1 – Jun 1947, US 1 for 3 weeks Jun 1947, US BB 13 of 1947, POP 21 of 1947

Top hit records[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Premieres[edit]

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Arnold, Malcolm Symphony for Strings 1947-04-29 United Kingdom London Riddick String OrchestraRiddick [4]
Barber, Samuel Suite from Medea 1947-12-05 United States Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [5]
Boulez, Pierre Flute Sonatina 1947-02-28 Belgium Brussels Van Boterdael, Mercenier [6]
Britten, Benjamin Canticle I: My Beloved is Mine and I am His 1947-11-01 United Kingdom London Pears, Britten [7]
Carter, Elliott Piano Sonata 1947-03-05 1 United States New York City Sykes [8]
Cerha, Friedrich Märchenland, pieces for piano 1947-02-25 Austria Vienna Schnürl [9]
Chagrin, Francis Prelude and Fugue for Orchestra 1947-09-02 United Kingdom London (Proms) London PhilharmonicCameron [10]
Copland, Aaron In the Beginning 1947-05-02 United States Cambridge, MA Tangeman / Harvard University ChoirShaw [11]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Liriche Greche I: Cinque Frammenti di Saffo (1942) 1947-07-07 Italy Turin László / [unknown ensemble] – Caracciolo [12]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Two Etudes for Violin and Piano 1947-04-28 Switzerland Basel Materassi, Dallapiccola [13]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Two Pieces for Orchestra 1947-11-03 United Kingdom London Turin Radio SymphonyRossi [14]
Duruflé, Maurice Requiem 1947-11-02 France Paris Bouvier, Mauranne / French National Radio Symphony Orchestra and ChoirDésormière [15]
Enescu, George Piano Quartet No. 2 1947-10-31 United States Washington, DC (Library of Congress) Albeneri Trio with Katims[16]
Engelmann, Hans Ulrich Violin Sonata 1947-07-27 Allied-occupied Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Seitz, Baer [17]
Englund, Einar War Symphony (Symphony No. 1) 1947-01-17 Finland Helsinki Helsinki PhilharmonicFuntek [18]
Fortner, Wolfgang Shakespeare-Songs 1947-07-25 Allied-occupied Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Baum, Roloff [17]
Foss, Lukas Song of Songs 1947-03-07 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [19]
Ginastera, Alberto Duo for Flute and Oboe 1947-02-23 United States New York City Smith, Wann [20]
Ginastera, Alberto Hieremiae Prophetae Lamentationes 1947-07-21 Argentina Buenos Aires Lagun Onak ChoirCastro [21]
Ginastera, Alberto Pampeana No. 1, for violin and piano 1947-02-23 United States New York City De Conte, Tosar [22]
Ginastera, Alberto Suite de danzas criollas 1947-07-26 Argentina Buenos Aires Firkusny [23]
Hartmann, Karl Amadeus China Kampft, overture 1947-07-27 Allied-occupied Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Landestheater OrchestraScherchen [17]
Heiss, Hermann Inventions for Violin and Cello 1947-07-12 Allied-occupied Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Müller-Gündner, Day [17]
Heiss, Hermann Lieder der Liebe 1947-07-13 Allied-occupied Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) U. Heiss, H. Heiss [17]
Henze, Hans Wener Flute Sonatina 1947-07-27 Allied-occupied Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Redel, Roloff [24]
Henze, Hans Werner Concertino for Piano, Winds and Percussion 1947-10-15 Allied-occupied Germany Baden-Baden SWF SymphonyEgk [25]
Henze, Hans Werner String Quartet No. 1 1947-04-?? Allied-occupied Germany Heidelberg Freund Quartet [26]
Honegger, Arthur Deliciae basiliensis (Symphony No. 4) 1947-01-21 Switzerland Basel Basel Chamber OrchestraSacher [27]
Jacob, Gordon Bassoon Concerto 1947-08-20 United Kingdom London (Proms) Camden / BBC SymphonyBoult [10]
Jolivet, André Piano Sonata No. 1 1947-01-27 France Paris Grimaud [28]
Jolivet, André Psyché, symphonic mouvement 1947-03-05 Belgium Brussels [unknown orchestra] – André [29]
Khachaturian, Aram Symphony-Poem (Symphony No. 3) 1947-12-13 Soviet Union Leningrad Leningrad PhilharmonicMravinsky [30]
Korngold, Erich Wolfgang Violin Concerto 1947-02-15 United States St. Louis Heifetz / St. Louis SymphonyGolschmann [31]
Krenek, Ernst Symphony No. 4 1947-11-27 United States New York City New York PhilharmonicMitropoulos [32]
Lewis, Anthony Elegy and Capriccio for Trumpet and Orchestra 1947-08-01 United Kingdom London (Proms) Eskdale / London SymphonySargent [10]
Liebermann, Rolf Furioso 1947-07-27 Allied-occupied Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Landestheater OrchestraScherchen [17]
Maderna, Bruno Introduzione e Passacaglia "Lauda Sion Salvatorem" 1947-04-03 Italy Florence Florence Communal Theatre Symphony – Maderna [33]
Malipiero, Gian Francesco Sinfonia concertante in eco (Symphony No. 5) 1947-11-03 United Kingdom London [unknown performers] [34]
Martinu, Bohuslav Symphony No. 5 1947-05-28 Czechoslovakia Prague (Spring) Czech PhilharmonicKubelik[35]
Martinu, Bohuslav Toccata e due canzoni 1947-01-21 Switzerland Basel Basel Chamber OrchestraSacher [36]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai Pathetic Overture 1947-10-19 Soviet Union Moscow USSR State SymphonyGauk [37]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai String Quartet No. 12 1947-11-30 Soviet Union Moscow Beethoven Quartet [38]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai The Kremlin at Night, cantata-nocturne 1947-11-15 Soviet Union Moscow Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and ChoirAnosov [38]
Persichetti, Vincent Symphony No. 3 1947-11-21 United States Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [5]
Prokofiev, Sergei Symphony No. 6 1947-10-11 Soviet Union Leningrad Leningrad PhilharmonicMravinsky [39]
Schoenberg, Arnold String Trio 1947-05-01 United States Cambridge, MA Members of the Walden Quartet [40]
Sessions, Roger Symphony No. 2 1947-01-09 United States San Francisco San Francisco SymphonyMonteux [41]
Sessions, Roger Violin Concerto (1935) 1947-11-14 United States Minneapolis Krasner / Minneapolis SymphonyMitropoulos [42]
Stravinsky, Igor Concerto in D for strings 1947-01-27 Switzerland Basel Basel Chamber OrchestraSacher [43]
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Bachianas brasileiras No. 8 (1944) 1947-08-06 Italy Rome Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra – Villa-Lobos [44]
Walton, William String Quartet No. 2 1947-05-04 United Kingdom London Blech Quartet [45]
Webern, Anton Five Canons on Latin Texts for soprano and two clarinets 1947-06-18 Austria Vienna Setingruber, Wildgans, Bartosek [46]
Zimbalist, Efrem Violin Concerto 1947-11-28 United States Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [5]
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois Concerto for Orchestra 1947-09-22 Allied-occupied Germany Cologne Gürzenich OrchestraWand [47]
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois Sinfonia prosodica 1947-09-09 Allied-occupied Germany Mönchengladbach Vestisches SinfonieDecker [48]

1 Concert premiere. The Sonata was recorded by Webster Aiken for a radio broadcast one month earlier, on February 7.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Llangollen International Eisteddfod - How it Started". Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  2. ^ https://archive.org/details/mbid-47ec1899-c909-4d5f-b38c-4920df8f57d9
  3. ^ The Billboard 27 April 1946 P. 124
  4. ^ Malcolm Arnold: A Bio-Bibliography
  5. ^ a b c New Music Box
  6. ^ Werkstatt-Spuren: die Sonatine von Pierre Boulez
  7. ^ Good Morning Britten
  8. ^ a b IRCAM
  9. ^ IRCAM
  10. ^ a b c BBC
  11. ^ IRCAM
  12. ^ IRCAM
  13. ^ IRCAM
  14. ^ Chandos
  15. ^ Maurice Duruflé, The Man and His Music
  16. ^ Pascal Bentoiu, Masterworks of George Enescu: A Detailed Analysis, translated by Lory Wallfisch (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010), 451–52. ISBN 978-0-8108-7665-1 (cloth) ISBN 978-0-8108-7690-3 (ebook).
  17. ^ a b c d e f Im Zenit der Moderne. Die Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt 1946-1966.
  18. ^ YLE
  19. ^ Boston Symphony Orchestra
  20. ^ IRCAM
  21. ^ IRCAM
  22. ^ IRCAM
  23. ^ IRCAM
  24. ^ Im Zenit der Moderne. Die Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt 1946-1966
  25. ^ IRCAM
  26. ^ IRCAM
  27. ^ Bach Cantatas
  28. ^ IRCAM
  29. ^ IRCAM
  30. ^ Musicweb International
  31. ^ New York Philharmonic
  32. ^ IRCAM
  33. ^ IRCAM
  34. ^ Orchestra Virtuale del Flaminio
  35. ^ Bohuslav Martinu: A Research and Information Guide
  36. ^ Paul Sacher Stiftung
  37. ^ Nikolay Myaskovsky: The Conscience of Russian Music
  38. ^ a b Nikolai Myaskovsky: The Conscience of Russian Music
  39. ^ Mariinsky Theatre
  40. ^ IRCAM
  41. ^ The Great American Symphony: Music, the Depression and the War
  42. ^ Roger Sessions: A Biography
  43. ^ IRCAM
  44. ^ Indiana University
  45. ^ William Walton: Muse of Fire
  46. ^ IRCAM
  47. ^ IRCAM
  48. ^ IRCAM
  49. ^ Hillenbrand, Markus. "Klassika: Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957): Cellokonzert A-Dur / a-Moll". www.klassika.info. Retrieved 2016-05-12.