On This Day

Events in Music in 1922

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Jan 20 Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres, Paris

Composer Arthur Honegger
Composer
Arthur Honegger
  • Jan 26 Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony" premieres in London
  • 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 premieres in NYC
  • Sep 2 President Ebert declares "Deutschland Uber Alles" the German national anthem
  • Sep 20 Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," premieres in NYC
  • Oct 22 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, NY, named after a knight in Wagner's Opera
  • Nov 13 George Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC