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Year 1922 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 16 Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony" premieres in London, with Adrian Boult conducting
  • Jan 20 Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France
  • Feb 11 "April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1
  • May 23 Comedic play "Abie's Irish Rose" premieres at Fulton Theatre, NYC; runs for 2,327 performances (longest run at the time)
  • Jul 15 Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake's musical "Shuffle Along" closes on Broadway, July 15, 1922, after 504 performances
  • Aug 14 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
  • Aug 28 Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical "The Gingham Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 2 German President Friedrich Ebert declares "Deutschland Uber Alles" the German national anthem
  • Sep 20 Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," opens at Winter Garden Theatre, NYC
  • Oct 22 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, NY, named after a knight in Wagner's opera
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Musicians Married in 1922


Musicians Who Died in 1922

  • Jan 7 Antonio Scontrino, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 23 Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 66
  • Jan 26 Luigi Denza, Italian composer (Funiculì, Funiculà), dies at 77
  • Jan 31 Heinrich Reinhardt, Austrian composer, dies at 56
  • Feb 5 James W. Tate, English composer, dies at 46

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