1922

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Jan

4

  • Frank Wess born (Kansas City, MO) American jazz alto and tenor saxophonist, flautist. Worked with Billy Eckstine, Count Basie and Clark Terry.

7

  • Jean-Pierre Rampal born (Marseilles) French classical flautist. Died 2000
  • Antonio Scontrino (71) dies in Florence

9

  • Béla Bartók’s Four Orchestral Pieces for orchestra premiered in Budapest

10

  • Darius Milhaud’s Quatre poèmes de Paul Claudel pour baryton op.26 premiered in Paris

13

  • Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji’s Piano Sonata No.2 premiered in Vienna

18

  • Antonio Bibalo born (Trieste) Italian-Norwegian composer, pianist. Died 2008
  • Bela Bartók’s Eight Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs op.20 for piano premiered in Budapest

20

  • John Alden Carpenter’s jazz pantomime Krazy Kat premiered in New York
  • Arthur Honegger’s ballet Skating Rink premiered in Paris
  • Franz Léhar’s opera Frühling [Spring] premiered in Vienna, lib. R. Eger

21

  • Edith Wilson and her Jazz Hounds record a session for Columbia. Tracks cut include Birmingham Blues & Wicked Blues

22

  • Sylvia Rexach born (Santurce, Puerto Rico) Puerto Rican popular singer, bolero songwriter, poet. Died 1961

23

  • Arthur Nikisch (66) dies in Leipzig

24

  • Carl Nielsen’s Symphony no. 5 premiered in Copenhagen

25

  • Paul Hindemith’s 8 Lieder nach verschiedenen Dichtern op.18 [8 songs by different poets] for voice and piano premiered in Berlin

26

  • Luigi Denza (75) dies in London
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A Pastoral Symphony premiered in London

29

  • Edwin Eugene Bagley (64) dies in Keene, NH
  • Ottorino Respighi’s La sensitiva [the psychic] for mezzo-soprano and orchestra premiered in Prague

31

  • Heinrich Reinhardt (56) dies in Vienna
  • Erik Satie’s Sports et divertissements, 21 pieces for piano premiered in Paris

unk

  • WC Handy’s Memphis Blues Band record a session for Banner in New York. Tracks cut include St Louis Blues & Beale Street Blues
  • The New Orleans Rhythm Kings formed in Chicago, IL
wilson

Edith Wilson 1896-1981

Feb

1

  • Renata Tebaldi born (Pesaro) Italian soprano singer. Died 2004

5

  • James W. Tate (46) dies in Stoke-on-Trent of pneumonia
  • Ottorino Respighi’s Concerto gregoriano for violin and orchestra premiered in Rome

7

  • Leon Bibb born (Louisville, KY) American folk  and spiritual singer, guitarist, actor. Father of Eric Bibb (b.1951).

8

  • Bela Bartók’s Violin Sonata no.1 premiered in Vienna

11

  • (to 18 Feb) The ‘Week of Modern Art’ takes place in São Paulo, Brazil with Heitor Villa-Lobos the principal music contributor

14

  • Riccardo Zandonai’s opera Giulietta e Romeo [Romeo and Juliet], lib. Arturo Rossato after Shakespeare, premiered in Rome

16

  • Geraint Evans born (Pontypridd) Welsh baritone singer. Died 1992

17

  • Tommy Edwards born (Richmond, VA) American R&B singer. Died 1969

18

  • Mariano Mores aka Martinez born (Buenos Aires) Argentinian tango composer, pianist, conductor.

19

  • Fredell Lack born (Tulsa, OK) American classical violinist, teacher.

22

  • Joe Wilder born (Colwyn, PA) American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, session player. Worked with Jimmie Lunceford, Lucky Millinder, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and others.
  • Francis Poulenc’s Six Impromptus for piano premiered in Paris

24

  • Felix Werder born (Berlin) German-Australian composer, critic, teacher. Died 2012
  • Arthur Honegger’s Les Pâques à New York [Easter in New York] for mezzo-soprano and string quartet premiered in New York
  • Lizzie Miles makes her first recordings for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Muscle Shoal Blues & She Walked Right Up And Took My Man

25

  • Emil Ábrányi’s opera Ave Maria: Májusi intermezzo premiered in Budapest. Lib.  Emil Ábrányi, Sr
  • Carl Nielsen’s incidental music for E. Christiansen’s play Cosmus premiered in Copenhagen
  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals for ensemble premiered in Paris

unk

  • Wilhelm Furtwängler succeeds Arthur Nikisch as conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

releases

  • Trixie Smith – Desperate Blues / Trixie’s Blues (Black Swan)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra – Gypsy Blues / When Buddah Smiles (Victor)
Lizzie Miles 1895-1963

Lizzie Miles 1895-1963

Mar

1

  • Michael Flanders born (London) English comic singer, songwriter, actor, broadcaster. Worked with Donald Swann (1923-94) as Flanders and Swann. Died 1975

2

  • Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis born (New York, NY) American jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader. Worked with Cootie Williams, Andy Kirk, Count Basie, Shirley Scott, Johnny Griffin and others. Died 1986
  • Mario Zafred born (Trieste) Italian composer, opera diresctor, critic. Died 1987

3

  • Kazimierz Serocki born (Toruń, Poland) Polish composer, pianist. Died 1981

4

  • Bert Williams (44) dies in New York of pneumonia
  • Albert Roussel’s Symphony no.2 op.23 premiered in Paris

5

  • Kitty Kallen born (Philadelphia, PA) American jazz and popular singer. Worked with Jack Teagarden, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James and solo.

7

  • Paddy Clancy born (Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary) Irish folk singer, harmonica player. Member of the Clancy Brothers. Brother of Bobby (1927-2002), Tom (1924-90) and Liam (1935-2009) Clancy. Died 1998
  • Paul Hindemith’s Des Todes Tod [Death of death] for mezzo-soprano, two violas and two cellos premiered in Berlin

10

  • Hans Sitt (71) dies in Leipzig

11

  • Lizzie Miles records a session for Okeh. Tracks cut include State Street Blues & Virginia Blues

17

  • Ernst Krenek’s Symphony no.1 premiered in Berlin

19

  • Brian Rust born (London) English discographer, writer, broadcaster. Died 2011

20

  • Vincent Lopez & His Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra make their first recordings for Okeh. New York based dance orchestra led by pianist Vincent Lopez. Tracks cut include Nola & Rosy Posy

22

  • The Excelsior Quartet make their first recordings for Okeh. Norfolk, VA based Gospel and secular vocal group. Tracks cut include Roll Them Bones & Kitchen Mechanic Blues

23

  • Frederick Delius’s Requiem for choir and orchestra premiered in London, text H. Simon

26

  • Paul Hindemith’s opera Sancta Susanna premiered in Frankfurt, lib. A. Stramm

27

  • Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov (63) dies in St Petersburg

29

  • Gian Francesco Malipiero’s opera S Francesco d’Assisi premiered in New York. Lib. Malpiero

unk

  • Ida Cox’s set at Beale Street Palace, Memphis is broadcast on WMC Radio
  • Sergei Prokofiev moves to Ettal, Germany

releases

  • James P. Johnson – Carolina Shout / Keep off the Grass (Okeh)
Gian Francesco Malipiero 1882-1973

Gian Francesco Malipiero 1882-1973

Apr

1

  • Irving “Duke” Jordan born (New York, NY) American jazz pianist, composer. Worked with Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, Stan Getz, Cecil Payne and others. Died 2006
  • Jules Massenet’s opera Amadis premiered in Monte Carlo, lib. J. Claretie

4

  • Elmer Bernstein born (New York, NY) American film composer. Died 2004

5

  • Gale Storm aka Josephine Owaissa Cottle born (Bloomington, TX) American popular singer, actress. Died 2009

6

  • Dorothy Donegan born (Chicago, IL) American jazz pianist. Died 1998
  • Darius Milhaud’s String Quartet no.5 premiered in Paris
  • Maurice Ravel’s Sonata for violin and cello premiered in Paris
  • Jean Sibelius’s Valse lyrique for orchestra & Suite mignonne for flute and strings premiered in Helsinki

7

  • Ramon ‘Mongo’ Santamaría born (Havana) Cuban-American jazz and Latin percussionist. Died 2003

8

  • Alberto Franchetti’s opera Glauco premiered in Naples, lib. G. Forzano

12

  • František Ondříček (64) dies in Milan

13

  • Ottorino Respighi’s puppet opera La bella dormente nel bosco [The beautiful sleeper in the forest] premiered in Milan, lib. G. Bistolfi
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams’ O vos omnes [Is it Nothing to You?] for alto and chorus premiered in London

14

  • Ali Akbar Khan born (Comilla, India) Indian sarod player, composer. Died 2009

18

  • Lord Kitchener aka Aldwyn Roberts born (Arima, Trinidad) Trinidadian calypso singer, songwriter. Died 2000

21

  • Alessandro Moreschi (63) dies in Rome, possibly of pneumonia

22

  • Charles Mingus born (Nogales, AZ) American jazz bassist, composer, bandleader, pianist. Died 1979

23

  • Edgard Varèse’s Offrandes for soprano and orchestra premiered in New York

24

  • Leos Janáček’s Violin Sonata premiered in Brno
  • Ernst Krenek’s String Quartet no.2 premiered in Berlin

25

  • Arnold Bax’s Violin Sonata no.2 premiered in London

27

  • Tale Ognenovski born (Bitola, Macedonia) Macedonian folk, jazz and classical multi-instrumentalist (reed), bandleader. Died 2012

29

  • Toots Thielemans aka Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor born (Brussels) Belgian jazz harmonica player, guitarist, whistler, bandleader, composer. Worked with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, George Shearing, Ella Fitzgerald and many others.
  • Kyrylo Stetsenko (39) dies in Kiev of typhus

releases

  • Original Memphis Five – My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms / Gypsy Blues (Arto)
  • Paul Whiteman Orchestra – Cutie / In The Lonesome Hours (Victor)
Kyrylo Stetsenko 1882-1922

Kyrylo Stetsenko 1882-1922

May

1

  • Coleman Hawkins makes his recording debut in New York playing alto-saxophone on Mamie Smith’s Mean Daddy Blues

2

  • Kazimierz Serocki born (Toruń, Poland) Polish composer, pianist, administrator. Died 1981

3

  • Franz Léhar’s operetta La danza delle libellule [The Dance of the Dragonflies] premiered in Milan, lib. C. Lombardo (revision of Der Sterngucker)

7

  • Max Wagenknecht (64) dies in Anklam, Germany

10

  • Henri Büsser’s opera Les Noces corinthiennes [Corinthian weddings], lib. Anatole France, premiered in Paris
  • The Original Memphis Five record a session for Banner. Jimmy Lytell (cl) Miff Mole (tb) Phil Napoleon (tp) Frank Signorelli (p) Jack Roth (d). Tracks cut include Lonesome Mama Blues & Those Longing For You Blues

12

  • Franz Léhar’s operetta Frasquita premiered in Vienna, lib. A.M. Willner and H. Reichert

13

  • Gabriel Fauré’s L’Horizon chimérique op.118 [fanciful horizon], 4 songs for voice and piano & Cello Sonata no.2 premiered in Paris
  • Karol Szymanowski’s opera Hagith premiered in Warsaw. Lib. Szymanowski

18

  • Kai Winding born (Aarhus, Denmark) Danish-American jazz trombonist, composer, bandleader. Worked with Stan Kenton, Tadd Dameron and JJ Johnson. Died 1983
  • Eugenia Burzio (49) dies in Milan of kidney failure
  • Robert Stolz and Harry Graham’s musical Whirled into Happiness opens in London (246 performances)
  • Igor Stravinsky’s opera Bayka pro lisu, petukha, kota da barana (Renard) [Fable of the Fox, the Cock, the Tomcat and the Ram/Reynard] premiered in Paris, lib. Stravinsky

21

  • Uroš Krek born (Ljubljana) Slovenian composer, teacher. Died 2008

22

  • Ada Jones (48) dies in Rocky Mount, NC of kidney failure
  • Carl Albert Hermann Teike (58) dies in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland

28

  • Alexander von Zemlinsky’s opera Der Zwerg [the dwarf], lib. George C. Klaren, premiered in Cologne

29

  • Iannis Xenakis born (Brăila, Romania) Greek composer, music theorist, architect, teacher. Died 2001

30

  • George Antheil leaves the US for Europe

31

  • Rutland Barrington (69) dies in London following a stroke

releases

  • Mamie Smith – I Want a Jazzy Kiss / A Little Kind Treatment (Is Exactly What I Need) (Okeh)
  • Edith Wilson and her Jazz Hounds – Birmingham Blues / Wicked Blues (Columbia)
The Original Memphis Five

The Original Memphis Five

Jun

2

  • Raffaello de Banfield born (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Anglo-Austrian composer. Son of Austrian WW1 flying ace Gottfried Freiherr von Banfield (1890-1986). Died 2008

3

  • Igor Stravinsky’s opera Mavra premiered in Paris, lib. B. Kochno

4

  • Irwin Bazelon born (Evanston, IL) American composer. Died 1995

5

  • The Ziegfeld Follies of 1922 Broadway revue opens (424 performances)

6

  • Lillian Russell (61) dies in Pittsburgh

10

  • Judy Garland aka Frances Gumm born (Grand Rapids, MN) American popular singer, actress. Mother of Liza Minnelli (b.1946). Died 1969

15

  • Jaki Byard born (Worcester, MA) American jazz pianist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader. Worked with Earl Bostic, Herb Pomeroy, Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy and his own bands. Died 1999

20

  • Vittorio Monti (54) dies in Naples

27

  • Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds record a session for Okeh. Tracks cut include Alabama Blues & Mamie Smith Blues

29

  • Ralph Burns born (Newton, MA) American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader. Worked with Woody Herman. Died 2001

30

  • Gustav Holst’s Suite no.2 for military band premiered in London

unk

  • James P Johnson records piano rolls for QRS including Harlem Strut 
  • Joe ‘King’ Oliver forms his Creole Jazz Band in Chicago to play a residency at the Royal Gardens (Lincoln Gardens). Disbanded 1924. Alumni include Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, Johnny Dodds, Honore Dutrey and Lil Hardin
  • Kid Ory makes his first recordings for Sunshine Records in Los Angeles as Spike’s Seven Pods of Pepper (aka Kid Ory’s Sunshine Orchestra). Tracks cut include Ory’s Creole Trombone & Society Blues

releases

  • Vincent Lopez & His Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra – Nola / Rosy Posy (Okeh)
  • Sophie Tucker – High Brown Blues / She Knows It (Okeh)

Gilda Gray 1901-59, part of the cast of the Ziegfeld Follies of 1922

Jul

8

  • Carl Nielsen’s Fynsk foraar [Springtime on Funen] op.42 for soloists, chorus and orchestra premiered in Odense

11

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams’ one act opera The Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains, lib. Vaughan Williams after John Bunyan, premiered in London

12

  • Ruth Etting marries gangster Martin ‘Moe the Gimp’ Snyder in Chicago. They are divorced in 1937
  • Paul Hindemith’s Kleine Kammermusik op.24 for wind quintet premiered in Frankfurt

19

  • Edward German’s The Willow Song for orchestra premiered in London

20

  • Karel Krautgartner born (Mikulov, Czech Rep) Czech jazz and classical clarinetist, composer, bandleader, conductor, teacher. Died 1982

21

  • Kay Starr aka Katherine Starks born (Dougherty, OK) American pop and jazz singer.

24

  • George Thorne (66) dies in Edlesborough, Bedfordshire

27

  • Bob Thiele born (Brooklyn, NY) American jazz record producer, record executive. Worked for Signature, Coral, Impulse! and Flying Dutchman. Died 1996

30

  • Ernst Krenek’s Symphonic Music for Nine Solo Instruments premiered in Donaueschingen

31

  • Paul Hindemith’s Kammermusik no.1 for flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, harmonium, piano, string quintet and percussion & Die junge Magd [the young maid], song cycle for alto, flute, clarinet and string quartet premiered in Donaueschingen

unk

  • Brunswick’s house jazz band The Cotton Pickers make their first recordings. Alumni include Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Miff Mole, Phil Napoleon, Red Nichols and Frankie Trumbauer under the leadership of clarinettist Bennie Kreuger. Tracks cut include Hot Lips; State Street BluesI Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate 
  • Julia Moody makes her first recordings for Paramount. Tracks cut include Ja Da Blues & Cootie Crawl

releases

  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra – Georgia / Stumbling (Victor) 
Paul Whiteman - Stumbling / Georgia (Victor)

Paul Whiteman – Stumbling / Georgia (Victor)

Aug

8

  • William Herbert Jude (70) dies in London
  • Louis Armstrong plays his first show with King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band at the Lincoln Gardens, Chicago

11

  • Ron Grainer born (Atherton, Queensland) Australian film and television composer. Died 1981

13

  • Tom Turpin (50) dies in St Louis, MO of peritonitis

15

  • Lukas Foss born (Berlin) German-American composer, conductor, pianist. Died 2009

18

  • Genevieve Ward (85) dies in London of heart failure

19

  • Felipe Pedrell (81) dies in Barcelona
  • Ernst Krenek’s Concerto Grosso no.1 premiered in Weimar

22

  • Sofia Scalchi (71) dies in Rome
  • George Gershwin’s jazz opera Blue Monday aka 135th Street, lib. Buddy DeSylva, premiered in New York

26

  • Rutland Boughton’s opera Alkestis premiered in Glastonbury, lib. Boughton

28

  • George White’s Scandals of 1922 Broadway revue opens (89 performances)

29

  • The New Orleans Rhythm Kings make their first recordings for Gennett in Richmond, IN as the Friars Society Orchestra. Alumni include George Brunies, Gene Krupa, Wingy Manone, Paul Mares, Jelly Roll Morton, Ben Pollack and Leon Ropolo. Tracks cut include Farewell Blues & Oriental 

unk

  • Josephine Baker joins the chorus line of the touring version of the musical Shuffle Along
Dolores Costello (1903-79) star of George White's Scandals of 1922

Dolores Costello (1903-79) star of George White’s Scandals of 1922

Sep

7

  • Joe Newman born (New Orleans) American jazz trumpeter, teacher. Worked with Lionel Hampton, Count Basie and Illinois Jacquet. Died 1992
  • Arthur Bliss’ A Colour Symphony premiered in Gloucester

9

  • Fiddlin’ John Carson makes his first appearance on radio on station WSB in Atlanta
  • Leo Fall’s operetta Madame Pompadour premiered in Berlin. Lib. Rudolf Schanzer and Ernst Welisch

10

  • Yma Sumac aka Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo born (Cajamarca, Peru) Peruvian popular soprano singer. Died 2008

13

  • Charles Brown born (Texas City, TX) American blues and R&B singer, pianist. Member of the Three Blazers. Died 1999
  • Arnold Schoenberg’s Wind Quintet op.26 premiered in Vienna

14

  • Michael Howard born (London) English choral conductor, organist, composer. Died 2002

19

  • Jerome Kern, George Grossmith and P. G. Wodehouse’s musical comedy The Cabaret Girl opens on Broadway (361 performances)

22

  • Charles Santley (88) dies in London
  • Ivor Gurney committed to the Barnwood House mental hospital in Gloucester. He stays in various institutions until his death in 1937

30

  • Oscar Pettiford born (Okmulgee, OK) American jazz bassist, cellist, bandleader. Worked with Charlie Barnet, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and his own bands. Died 1960
  • Paul Hindemith’s ballet Triadisches Ballett premiered in Stuttgart

unk

  • Eva Taylor makes her first recordings for Black Swan

releases

  • Alberta Hunter – Down Hearted Blues / Gonna Have You, Ain’t Gonna Leave You Alone (Paramount)
  • Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds – Lonesome Mama Blues / New Orleans (Okeh) 
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra – Hot Lips / Send Back My Honey Man (Victor) 
Josie Miles c.1900-c. 1960

Josie Miles c.1900-c. 1960

Oct

1

  • Héctor Campos-Parsi born (Ponce, Puerto Rico) Puerto Rican composer, journalist. Died 1998

6

  • Gustav Holst’s Ode to Death for choir and orchestra premiered in Leeds

7

  • Marie Lloyd (52) dies in London of alcohol related causes

9

  • Carl Nielsen’s Woodwind Quintet op.43 premiered in Copenhagen

14

  • Jimmy Liggins born (Newby, OK) American R&B guitarist, singer, bandleader. Brother of Joe Liggins (1915-87). Died 1983

17

  • Luiz Bonfá born (Rio de Janeiro) Brazilian guitarist, composer. Died 2001
  • Sara Martin makes her first recordings for Okeh in New York with Clarence Williams on piano. Tracks cut include Sugar Blues & Achin’ Hearted Blues

18

  • The British Broadcasting Company is established in London

19

  • Maurice Ravel’s orchestral arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition premiered in Paris

20

  • Hubert Parry’s An English Suite for strings premiered in London

21

  • Fats Waller makes his recorded debut at a solo piano session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Birmingham Blues & Muscle Shoal Blues 

23

  • The Music Box Revue of 1922 Broadway revue opens (330 performances)

29

  • Neal Hefti born (Hastings, NE) American jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, bandleader0 Worked with Charlie Barnet, Woody Herman, Count Basie and his own bands. Died 2008

31

  • Jean-Baptiste ‘Illinois’ Jacquet born (Broussard, LA) American jazz tenor-saxophonist, bassoonist, bandleader. Worked with Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, Count Basie and his own bands. Died 2004

releases

  • Trixie Smith – Give Me That Old Slow Drag / My Man Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll) (Black Swan)
The first transmitter of the British Broadcasting Company in London (built by Marconi)

The first transmitter of the British Broadcasting Company in London (built by Marconi)

Nov

1

  • Karol Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1 premiered in Warsaw

3

  • Sidney Bechet deported from England after being arrested following an altercation with a prostitute
  • Bertolt Brecht marries soprano singer Marianne Zoff in Munich (divorced in September 1928)

4

  • Ralph Sutton born (Hamburg, MO) American jazz pianist. Died 2001
  • Paul Hindemith’s String Quartet no.3 premiered in Frankfurt

6

  • William Baines (23) dies in York of tuberculosis
  • Alfred Bachelet’s opera Quand la cloche sonnera [When the bell rings], lib. Yoris de Hansewick and Pierre de Wattyne, premiered in Paris

11

  • The BBC (British Broadcasting Company) begins a radio service in the UK

13

  • Arnold Bax’s Mediterranean for piano & Mater Ora Filium for chorus premiered in London
  • George M. Cohan’s musical Little Nellie Kelly opens on Broadway (276 performances)

14

  • Edvard Baghdasaryan born (Yerevan, Armenia) Armenian composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1985
  • Karl Michael Ziehrer (79) dies in Vienna

17

  • Arnold Bax’s Sonata in G for viola and piano premiered in London

18

  • Kurt Weill’s children’s pantomime Zaubernacht [magic night] premiered in Berlin, lib. V. Boritch

22

  • Fikret Amirov born (Ganja, Azerbaijan) Azerbaijani composer. Died 1984

23

  • Darius Milhaud’s Trois rag caprices op.78 for piano & cantata Le retour de l’enfant prodigue op.42 [return of the prodigal child] premiered in Paris

25

  • The British Broadcasting Company transmits its first music programme

unk

  • James Scott Skinner makes his final recordings for Regal in London

releases

  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra – Three O’Clock In The Morning / Oriental Foxtrot (Victor) 

James Scott Skinner 1843-1927

Dec

1

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Cello Concerto no.1 premiered in Rio de Janeiro

4

  • Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao born (Choutapalli, India) Indian film composer, singer. Died 1974
  • Arnold Bax’s Symphony no.1 premiered in London

5

  • Charles Wakefield Cadman’s opera The Sunset Trail premiered in Denver. Lib. Gilbert Moyle

6

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor premiered in Birmingham
  • Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds record a session for Okeh. Tracks cut include I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None O’ This Jelly Roll & Don’t Mess With Me

8

  • Jean Ritchie born (Viper, KY) American folk singer, songwriter, dulcimer player.

13

  • Paul Hindemith’s opera Tuttifäntchen premiered in Darmstadt, lib. H. Michel and F. Becker
  • Maurice Ravel’s Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré [Lullaby on the name of Gabriel Fauré] for piano premiered in Paris

14

  • Cecil Payne born (Brooklyn, NY) American jazz baritone saxophonist, bandleader. Worked with JJ Johnson, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Tadd Dameron, Illinois Jacquet and others. Died 2007
  • Sara Martin records a session for Okeh in New York accompanied by Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller on piano. Tracks cut include Last Go Round Blues & Mama’s Got The Blues

16

  • Isidore Cohen born (Brooklyn, NY) American classical violinist, teacher. member of the Juilliard String Quartet and the Beaux Arts Trio. Died 2005
  • Leos Janáček’s Violin Sonata no.3 premiered in Prague
  • Ildebrando Pizzetti’s opera Debora e Jaele premiered in Milan. Lib. Pizzetti

22

  • Igor Stravinsky’s Suite from ‘Pulcinella’ for orchestra premiered in Boston

23

  • Karl Heinrich Barth (75) dies in Berlin

28

  • Jean Cras’s opera Polyphème premiered in Paris. Lib. Cras
  • Jean Sibelius’ Andante festivo for string quartet premiered in Helsinki
  • Germaine Tailleferre’s one act operas La fille d’opéra [the daughter of opera]; Le bel ambitieux [beautiful ambition]; Monsieur Petitpois achète un château [Mr. Petitpois buys a house] & La pauvre Eugénie [Poor Eugénie] premiered on RTF, Paris, all libs. D. Centore

unk

  • The Original Memphis Five record a session for Paramount in New York. Tracks cut include Four O’Clock Blues & Haunting Blues

Ildebrando Pizzetti 1880-1968

Date unknown

  • Joe Morris born (Montgomery, AL) American R&B trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter. Died 1958
  • Ignacy Jan Paderewski retires from politics

songs published

  • Bugle Call Rag (Jack Pettis, Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel); Chicago (Fred Fisher); Downhearted Blues (Alberta Hunter, Lovie Austin); Hot Lips (Henry Busse, Henry Lange, Lou Davis); Lovesick Blues (Irving Mills, Cliff Friend); ‘Taint Nobody’s Business If I Do (Clarence Williams, Porter Grainger, Graham Prince); Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)

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