On This Day

Events in Music in 1920

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Jan 3 Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres

Composer Arthur Honegger
Composer
Arthur Honegger

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Feb 21 Darius Milhaud & Jean Cocteau's ballet, premieres in Paris

Composer Darius Milhaud
Composer
Darius Milhaud

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Feb 28 Maurice Ravel's orchestral suite "Le tombeau de Couperin" premieres in Paris

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • Aug 10 Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds record “Crazy Blues” for Okeh Records, first significant Blues hit by African American artist
  • Nov 3 "Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Theater
  • Dec 12 Maurice Ravel's ballet "La Valse" premieres in Paris

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 21 Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally" premieres in NYC

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
Broadway Composer
Jerome Kern