Events in Music in 1923

  • Jan 4 1st broadcast of "Barn Dance Show" (WBAP - Fort Worth Texas)
  • Jan 8 Romanian conductor George Enesco makes his American debut leading the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Music History

Feb 1 Noël Coward's stage comedy "The Young Idea" premieres at the Savoy Theatre, London; runs for 60 performances

Music Premiere

Feb 19 Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony premieres

  • Feb 21 Andre Charlot's musical "Rats" premieres in London

Music History

Mar 7 Carlos Gardel applies for Argentine citizenship

  • Mar 23 Frank Silver and Irving Conn publish their hit song "Yes, We Have No Bananas"
  • Mar 31 First dance marathon in New York City; Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hours with 6 different partners

Music Premiere

May 30 Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic" premieres

  • Jun 14 Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)
  • Oct 29 Gibbs, Grey and Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing "The Charleston") opens on Broadway, New York City

Music History

Nov 19 Béla Bartòk's "Tancsuite" premieres

  • Dec 31 Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy's musical "Kid Boots," premieres in New York City