Events in Music in 1946

  • Jan 5 "Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances
  • Jan 9 "Would-Be Gentleman" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • Jan 12 "Polonaise" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • Jan 21 "Nellie Bly" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Feb 2 "Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Feb 6 "Lute Song" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 142 performances
  • Feb 8 Béla Bartók's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Philadelphia, PA, US
  • Feb 13 "The Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Feb 16 "The Duchess Misbehaves" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Mar 7 "Three to Make Ready" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 performances
  • Mar 16 "Would-Be Gentleman" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances

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Mar 25 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto"

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • Mar 30 "St Louis Woman" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • Apr 5 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony
  • Apr 14 "Day Before Spring" closes at National Theater NYC after 167 performances
  • Apr 18 "Call Me Mister" opens at National Theater NYC for 734 performances
  • Apr 18 Rome, Auerbach and Horwitt's musical "Call Me Mister" premieres in NYC
  • May 16 Musical "Annie Get Your Gun" starring Ethel Merman premieres in NYC
  • May 26 Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague
  • Jun 8 "Lute Song" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 142 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 14 Nat King Cole records "The Christmas Song" for the first time

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • Jun 16 "Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 performances
  • Jun 29 "Are You with It?" closes at Century Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • Jun 29 "Billion Dollar Baby" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 219 performances
  • Jul 6 "St Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • Jul 8 "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jul 13 "Tidbits of 1946" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Aug 17 Arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique" premieres
  • Sep 5 "Yours Is My Heart" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Sep 17 "Gypsy Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • Sep 17 "If the Shoe Fits" opens at Century Theater NYC for 20 performances
  • Oct 5 "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 18 Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony premieres

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland
  • Nov 4 "Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Nov 7 "Bal Negre" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 54 performances
  • Nov 23 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances

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Dec 11 Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • Dec 14 "Three to Make Ready" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 performances
  • Dec 19 Noel Cowards musical "Pacific 1860" premieres in London
  • Dec 20 Darius Milhaud's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • Dec 21 "If the Shoe Fits" closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • Dec 22 "Bal Negre" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • Dec 26 "Beggar's Holiday" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 111 performances
  • Dec 26 "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" opens at Century Theater NYC for 60 performances