Events in Music in 1922

  • Jan 16 Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony" premieres in London, with Adrian Boult conducting

Music History

Jan 20 Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France

#1 in the Charts

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 revue "Shuffle Along" the 1st hit Broadway show with an all-Black cast premieres at Daly's 63rd Street Theatre, NYC, after 504 performances [1]
  • Aug 14 1st "old time" musicians radio broadcast (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

Music Premiere

Nov 13 George M. Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC