1952 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 1952.

Events[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • Pierre SchaefferA la recherche d'une musique concrète (The Search for a Concrete Music), an explanation of his experimental approach to composing.

Musical groups formed[edit]

Albums released[edit]

US No. 1 hit singles[edit]

These singles reached the top of US Billboard magazine's charts in 1952.

First week Number of weeks Title Artist
March 15, 1952 9 "Wheel of Fortune" Kay Starr
May 17, 1952 5 "Blue Tango" Leroy Anderson
June 21, 1952 2 "Here in My Heart" Al Martino
July 5, 1952 1 "Delicado" Percy Faith & his Orchestra
July 12, 1952 9 "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" Vera Lynn
September 13, 1952 5 "You Belong to Me" Jo Stafford
October 18, 1952 5 "I Went to Your Wedding" Patti Page
November 22, 1952 1 "It's in the Book" Johnny Standley
November 29, 1952 4 "Why Don't You Believe Me?" Joni James
December 27, 1952 2 "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" Jimmy Boyd

Biggest hit singles[edit]

The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1952.[1]

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 Percy Faith Delicado 1952 Canada US 1940s 1 – Apr 1952, US 1 for 1 weeks Jul 1952, Peel list 1 of 1951, US BB 18 of 1952, POP 18 of 1952, Italy 26 of 1952, RYM 127 of 1952
2 Jo Stafford You Belong to Me 1952 US UK 1 – Nov 1952, US 1940s 1 – Aug 1952, US 1 for 5 weeks Sep 1952, US BB 4 of 1952, POP 4 of 1952, RYM 145 of 1952
3 Al Martino Here in My Heart 1952 US UK 1 – Nov 1952, US 1940s 1 – May 1952, US 1 for 2 weeks Jun 1952, US BB 20 of 1952, POP 20 of 1952, RYM 22 of 1952
4 Kay Starr Wheel of Fortune 1952 US US 1940s 1 – Feb 1952, US 1 for 9 weeks Mar 1952, Peel list 3 of 1952, US BB 8 of 1952, POP 8 of 1952, DDD 35 of 1952, Acclaimed 2343
5 Frankie Laine High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) 1952 US Oscar in 1952, US BB 3 of 1952, POP 3 of 1952, US 1940s 5 – Jul 1952, UK 7 – Nov 1952, RYM 34 of 1952, Italy 48 of 1952

Top hits on record[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Top R&B and Country hits on record[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Premieres[edit]

Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Arnold, Malcolm English Dances, set 2, Op. 33 1952-08-05 United Kingdom London (Proms) BBC SymphonySargent[2]
Beck, Conrad Hymne 1952-10-11 West Germany Donaueschingen (Musiktage) SWF SymphonyRosbaud[3]
Berio, Luciano Due pezzi for violin and piano 1952–?-? United States Lenox, MA (Tanglewood MF) Lorin Maazel (violin), Seymour Lipkin (piano)[4]
Cage, John 4′33″ 1952-08-29 United States Woodstock, NY Tudor[5]
Chávez, Carlos Violin Concerto 1952-02-29 Mexico Mexico City Viviane Bertolami (violin), OSN – Chávez[6]
Michel Ciry (fr) [chamber-music work] 1952-07-21 West Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) [faculty and students of the Ferienkurse][7]
Cowell, Henry Symphony No. 7, for chamber orchestra 1952-11-25 United States Baltimore Baltimore Little OrchestraStewart[8]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Tartiniana 1952-03-04 Switzerland Bern[9]
dall'Oglio, Renzo Espressioni (5) for orchestra 1952-07-20 West Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Landestheaterorchester DarmstadtMaderna[7]
Engelmann, Hans Ulrich Orchester-Phantasie 1952-07-20 West Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Landestheaterorchester DarmstadtMaderna[7]
Wolfgang Fortner Isaacs Opferung, oratory scene 1952-10-12 West Germany Donaueschingen (Musiktage) Sudock, Krebs, Rehfuss / SWF SymphonyRosbaud[10][11]
Fricker, Peter Racine Concerto for Cor Anglais and Orchestra 1952-07-20 West Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Hartung / Landestheaterorchester DarmstadtMaderna[7]
Ginastera, Alberto Piano Sonata No. 1 1952-11-29 United States Pittsburgh (ICMF) Harris[12]
Goeyvaerts, Karel Violin Concerto No. 2 1952-07-20 West Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Gertler / Landestheaterorchester DarmstadtMaderna[7]
Hindemith, Paul Die Harmonie der Welt Symphony 1952-01-25 Switzerland Basel Basel Chamber OrchestraSacher[13]
Hummel, Bertold Missa brevis 1951 1952-10-12 West Germany Donaueschingen (Musiktage) Domchor FreiburgStemmer[11]
Husa, Karel [chamber-music work] 1952-07-21 West Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) [faculty and students of the Ferienkurse][7]
Jolivet, André Harp Concerto 1952-10-12 West Germany Donaueschingen (Musiktage) Laskine / SWF SymphonyRosbaud[11][14]
Klebe, Giselher Nocturnes (2) for orchestra 1952-07-20 West Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Landestheaterorchester DarmstadtMaderna[7]
Kubik, Gail Symphony Concertante [1952 Pulitzer][15] 1952-01-07 United States New York City The Little OrchestraScherman[16]
Lokshin, Aleksandr Hungarian Fantasy for violin and orchestra 1952–?-? Soviet Union Moscow Sitkovetsky / USSR Radio SymphonySanderling[17]
Maderna, Bruno Musica su due dimensioni for flute, cymbals and tape 1952-07-21 West Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Gazzelloni, Grano[7][18][19]
Malipiero, G. Francesco Sinfonia dello Zodiaco 1952-01-23 Switzerland Lausanne Orchestre de la Suisse RomandeSanzogno[20]
Martin, Frank Violin Concerto 1952-01-24 Switzerland Basel Schneeberger / Basel Chamber OrchestraSacher[21]
Martinů, Bohuslav Piano Trio No. 3 1952-02-25 United States New York City Mannes Trio[22]
Martinů, Bohuslav Serenade for Two Clarinets and String Trio 1952-01-04 United States New York City McGinnis, Cerminara, J. Fuchs, L. Fuchs, Greenhouse[22]
Martinů, Bohuslav Stowe Pastorals 1952-05-07 Switzerland Basel Trapp Family Ensemble[22]
Mennin, Peter String Quartet No. 2 1952-02-24 United States New York City Juilliard Quartet[23]
Messiaen, Olivier Le merle noir 1952-06-? France Paris Contestants of the Conservatory's flute competition + Lee[24]
Montsalvatge, Xavier Cuarteto indiano 1952-05-04 Spain Madrid National Chamber Music Association
Nono, Luigi España en el corazón 1952-07-21 West Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Dumaine, Hildebrandt / Ferienkurse, Landestheater OrchestraMaderna1[7][25]
Panufnik, Andrzej Heroic Overture (2nd version) 1952-05-16 Poland Warsaw Warsaw PhilharmonicRowicki [26]
Pettersson, Allan Concerto for Strings No. 1 1952-04-06 Sweden Stockholm Swedish Radio SymphonyMann[27]
Prokofiev, Sergei Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra 1952-02-18 Soviet Union Moscow Rostropovich / Moscow Youth OrchestraRichter[28]
Prokofiev, Sergei Symphony No. 7 1952-10-11 Soviet Union Moscow USSR Radio SymphonySamosud[citation needed]
Rubbra, Edmund String Quartet No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 73 1952-05-11[29] United Kingdom London (Victoria and Albert Museum) Griller Quartet[30]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Preludes and Fugues (24) for piano 1952-12-23 Soviet Union Leningrad Nikolayeva[31]
Stockhausen, Karlheinz Kreuzspiel 1952-07-21 West Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Grano, Wildgans, Sandt, Rosmann, Maderna, Trumpfheller, GeppertStockhausen[32]
Stockhausen, Karlheinz Spiel 1952-10-11 West Germany Donaueschingen (Musiktage)2 SWF Radio SymphonyRosbaud[33]
Stravinsky, Igor Cantata 1952-11-11 United States Los Angeles Los Angeles Symphony SocietyIgor Stravinsky[34]
Togni, Camillo Omaggio a Bach for two pianos 1952-07-21 West Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Gerd Kämper, Togni[35]
Wildberger, Jacques (de) Quartet for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello 1952-07-21 West Germany Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Mertens, Rosokowsky, Stier, Huth[7][35]
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois Oboe Concerto 1952-10-11 West Germany Donaueschingen (Musiktage) Schneider / SWF SymphonyRosbaud[36]
  • 1 The ensemble Bruno Maderna conducted comprised both faculty and students of the Ferienkurse and members of the Landestheater Orchestra Darmstadt.
  • 2 Only the first half of Spiel was performed at Donaueschingen in 1952. The complete score was only first performed in a radio recording made in July 1973 with the SWR Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden, conducted by the composer. The first public performance of the complete composition was given by the Berlin Philharmonic on 14 September 1975, also under the composer's baton.[37]

Compositions[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theatre[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby On the Road to Bali

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

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