Events in Music in 1924

  • Jan 6 Francis Poulenc's ballet "Les Biches", choreographed by Bronislava Nijinska, and danced by the Ballets Russe, premieres in Monte Carlo

Music Premiere

Feb 12 George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at influential concert "Experiment in Modern Music" held by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra at the Aeolian Hall, NYC

Music Premiere

Mar 24 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C at the Konsertföreningenin in Stockholm

  • Apr 19 "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago

Music History

May 8 Arthur Honegger's orchestral tribute to steam locomotives "Pacifica 231" premieres

  • Jun 9 "Jelly-Roll Blues" is recorded by American jazz pioneer pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton
  • Jun 26 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1924", featuring Billie Burke and W.C. Fields, opens at the New Amsterdam Theatre, NYC
  • Oct 14 Arnold Schoeberg's opera "Die Gluckliche Hand" premieres in Vienna
  • Oct 29 Musical revue "Dixie to Broadway" opens at Broadhurst Theater
  • Dec 1 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 14 Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma" premieres in Paris

Music History

Dec 16 Noël Coward's "Vortex" premieres in London

Music History

Dec 26 Frances Gumm (later Judy Garland), age 2½, billed as 'Baby Frances', makes her show business debut