1944 in music

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Singer Bing Crosby performing in London, 1944

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1944.

Events

Albums released

Biggest hit songs

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1944.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Bing Crosby Swinging On a Star 1944 United States US 1940s 1 - Jun 1944, US 1 for 9 weeks Aug 1944, Oscar in 1944, US BB 3 of 1944, POP 3 of 1944, Europe 14 of the 1940s, AFI 37, RYM 44 of 1944, Acclaimed 1619
2 Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters Don't Fence Me In 1944 United States US 1940s 1 - Nov 1944, US 1 for 8 weeks Dec 1944, US BB 4 of 1944, Europe 5 of the 1940s, POP 9 of 1944, Acclaimed 1699
3 Bing Crosby I'll Be Seeing You 1944 United States US 1940s 1 - May 1944, US 1 for 4 weeks Jul 1944, US BB 15 of 1944, Europe 15 of the 1940s, POP 15 of 1944, RYM 43 of 1944
4 Bing Crosby I Love You 1944 United States US 1940s 1 - Apr 1944, US 1 for 5 weeks May 1944, US BB 19 of 1944, Europe 21 of the 1940s, POP 23 of 1944, RYM 43 of 1944
5 Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots I'm Making Believe 1944 United States US 1940s 1 - Nov 1944, US 1 for 2 weeks Dec 1944, US BB 14 of 1944, POP 14 of 1944, RYM 23 of 1944

Top hit records

Published popular music

Classical music

Premieres

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Antheil, George 1942 (Symphony No. 4) 1944-02-13 United States New York City NBC SymphonyStokowski [1]
Barber, Samuel Capricorn Concerto 1944-10-08 United States New York City Saidenberg Little SymphonySaidenberg [2]
Bartók, Béla Concerto for Orchestra 1944-12-01 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [3]
Bartók, Béla Sonata for Solo Violin 1944-11-26 United States New York City Menuhin [4]
Bernstein, Leonard Jeremiah (Symphony No. 1) 1944-01-28 United States Pittsburgh Tourel / Pittsburgh Symphony – Bernstein [5]
Carter, Elliott Symphony No. 1 1944-04-27 United States Rochester, NY Eastman-Rochester SymphonyHanson [6]
Copland, Aaron Letter from Home 1944-10-17 United States New York City Philco Radio Hour OrchestraWhiteman [7][8]
Copland, Aaron Violin Sonata 1944-01-17 United States New York City Posselt, Copland [9]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Liriche Greche III – Sex Carmina Alcaei 1944-11-10 Italy Rome Danco / RAI Symphony in RomePrevitali [10]
Ginastera, Alberto Canciones populares argentinas 1944-07-17 Argentina Buenos Aires Frías de López, Luzzatti [11]
Ginastera, Alberto Obertura para el Fausto criollo 1944-05-12 Chile Santiago de Chile Chile SymphonyCastro [12]
Ginastera, Alberto Preludios americanos 1944-08-07 Argentina Buenos Aires Spivak [13]
Hindemith, Paul Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber 1944-01-20 United States New York City New York PhilharmonicRodzinski [14]
Jolivet, André Danses rituelles 1944-12-05 France Paris Paris Conservatory Concert Society OrchestraCluytens [15]
Jolivet, André Poèmes intimes 1944-04-04 France Paris Bernac / Paris Conservatory Concert Society OrchestraCluytens [16]
Jongen, Joseph Piano Concerto 1944-01-06 Belgium Brussels Del Pueyo / Brussels PhilharmonicAndré [17]
Khachaturian, Aram Suite from Masquerade 1944-08-06 Soviet Union Moscow USSR Radio Symphony OrchestraGorchakov [18]
Moore, Douglas In memoriam 1944-04-27 United States Rochester, NY Eastman-Rochester SymphonyHanson [19]
Piston, Walter Symphony No. 2 1944-03-05 United States Washington DC USA National SymphonyKindler [20]
Prokofiev, Sergei Piano Sonata No. 8 1944-12-30 Soviet Union Moscow Gilels [21]
Rainier, Priaulx String Quartet 1944-07-03 United Kingdom London Zorian Quartet [22]
Schoenberg, Arnold Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte 1944-11-23 United States New York City Harrel, Steuermann / New York PhilharmonicRodzinski [23]
Schoenberg, Arnold Piano Concerto 1944-02-06 United States New York City Steuermann / NBC SymphonyStokowski [24]
Schoenberg, Arnold Theme and Variations for Orchestra 1944-10-20 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [25]
Schoenberg, Arnold Variations on a Recitative (1941) 1944-04-10 United States New York City Weinrich [26]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Piano Trio No. 2 1944-11-14 Soviet Union Leningrad Tsiganov, Chirinsky, Shostakovich [27]
Shostakovich, Dmitri String Quartet No. 2 1944-11-14 Soviet Union Leningrad Beethoven Quartet [28]
Stravinsky, Igor Norwegian Moods 1944-01-13 United States Cambridge, MA Boston Symphony – Stravinsky [29]
Stravinsky, Igor Scherzo à la russe (band version) 1944-09-05 United States New York City Whiteman Band [30]
Stravinsky, Igor Sonata for Two Pianos 1944-08-02 United States Madison, WI Boulanger, Johnston [31]
Tippett, Michael A Child of Our Time, oratorio 1944-03-19 United Kingdom London Cross, MacArthur, Pears, Lloyd / Morley College Choir / London PhilharmonicGoehr [32]

Compositions

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ Musicweb International
  2. ^ Redlands Symphony
  3. ^ Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
  4. ^ Bartók's Viola Concerto: The Remarkable Story of his Swansong
  5. ^ IRCAM
  6. ^ IRCAM
  7. ^ IRCAM
  8. ^ Library of Congress
  9. ^ IRCAM
  10. ^ IRCAM
  11. ^ IRCAM
  12. ^ IRCAM
  13. ^ IRCAM
  14. ^ Schott Music
  15. ^ IRCAM
  16. ^ IRCAM
  17. ^ Joseph Jongen and his Organ Music
  18. ^ Soviet Composers
  19. ^ Douglas Moore: A Bio-Bibliography
  20. ^ American Symphony Orchestra
  21. ^ Los Angeles Philharmonic
  22. ^ SA Composers
  23. ^ IRCAM
  24. ^ IRCAM
  25. ^ IRCAM
  26. ^ IRCAM
  27. ^ IRCAM
  28. ^ IRCAM
  29. ^ IRCAM
  30. ^ IRCAM
  31. ^ IRCAM
  32. ^ IRCAM
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