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Year 1947 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 4 "Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jan 4 "Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances
  • Jan 4 Revival of Victor Herbert's operetta "The Red Mill" closes at 46th Street Theater, NYC, after 531 performances
  • Jan 9 "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
  • Jan 9 Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony premieres in San Francisco with Pierre Monteux conducting the San Francisco Symphony,
  • Jan 10 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances
  • Jan 21 "Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
  • Jan 21 Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel, Switzerland
  • Feb 1 Dmitri Shostakovich named professor at conservatoire of Leningrad
  • Feb 15 "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater NYC after 60 performances
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Musicians Married in 1947


Musicians Who Died in 1947

  • Jan 11 Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born vaudeville and film singer and entertainer dies at 68
  • Jan 26 Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (One Night of Love), dies at 48
  • Jan 28 Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan-French singer, composer, conductor, and music critic, dies at 72
  • Feb 3 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director, dies at 74
  • Feb 6 Luigi Russolo, Italian Futurist composer (The Art of Noises), dies at 61

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