On This Day

Events in Music in 1921

Music History

Feb 17 Arthur Honegger's chamber piece "Pastorale D'ete" premieres

  • May 23 Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake's musical "Shuffle Along" premieres on Broadway at Daly's 63rd Street Theatre, New York City [1]

Music Premiere

Sep 22 Music Box Theater opens at 239 W 45th Street, NYC; Built by theatrical producer Sam H. Harris for Irving Berlin's musical revue "The Music Box", written specifically for the venue

  • Oct 23 Leos Janacek's opera "Kat'a Kabanova" premieres in Brno
  • Nov 7 Ed Wynn's musical revue "The Perfect Fool" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 26 Danish composer Rued Langgaard's "Music of the Spheres" (Sfærernes Musik) premieres at Konzerthaus in Karlsruhe, Germany; it is not performed in Denmark until 1969
  • Nov 29 Z Parenteau & Schuyler Green's musical "Kiki" premieres in NYC