Events in Music in 1945

  • Jan 13 Prokofchev's 5th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • Jan 15 "Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 performances
  • Jan 27 S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in NYC
  • Feb 10 "Rum & Coca Cola" by Andrews Sisters hits #1

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Mar 15 17th Academy Awards: "Going My Way", Bing Crosby & Ingrid Bergman win

Actress Ingrid Bergman
Actress
Ingrid Bergman
Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Mar 15 Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)

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Mar 27 Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only a Paper Moon"

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • Apr 19 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opens on Broadway
  • Jun 5 Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London
  • Aug 30 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th Symphony

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Oct 3 Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance at the age of 10

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Oct 27 "Carib Song" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Nov 8 "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Nov 10 "Are You with It?" opens at Century Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • Nov 17 "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 performances

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Nov 18 Arnold Schoenberg's Prelude for orchestra & mixed choir, premieres

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Nov 20 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 9th Symphony under J Mravinski premieres
  • Nov 22 "Day before Spring" opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances

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Nov 26 Charlie "Bird" Parker leads a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever"

Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Charlie
Jazz Saxophonist and Composer
Charlie "Bird" Parker
  • Dec 21 "Billion Dollar Baby" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances