On This Day

Events in Music in May 1938

Music releaseMusic Recording

May 2 American singer Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" with Chick Webb and His Orchestra

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 12 Arthur Honegger and Paul Claudel's oratorio "Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher" (Joan of Arc at the Stake) premieres in Basel, Switzerland

Composer Arthur Honegger
Composer
Arthur Honegger
French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc

Music releaseMusic Premiere

May 28 Paul Hindemith's opera "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Zurich

Composer Paul Hindemith
Composer
Paul Hindemith
  • May 30 Walter Piston's dance work, The Incredible Flutist, written for the Boston Pops Orchestra, which premieres it, Arthur Fiedler conducting