1948 in music

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List of years in music (table)

Events

Albums released

Biggest hit singles

The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1948.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Pee Wee Hunt Twelfth Street Rag 1948 United States US 1940s 1 - Jul 1948, US 1 for 8 weeks Aug 1948, Peel list 1 of 1947, US BB 4 of 1948, POP 7 of 1948, RYM 20 of 1948
2 Art Mooney I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover 1948 United States US 1940s 1 - Jan 1948, US BB 1 of 1948, US 1 for 3 weeks Feb 1948, POP 1 of 1948
3 Nat King Cole Nature Boy 1948 United States US 1940s 1 - Apr 1948, US 1 for 7 weeks May 1948, US BB 9 of 1948, RYM 9 of 1948, POP 17 of 1948, Europe 90 of the 1940s, Acclaimed 1793
4 Dinah Shore Buttons & Bows 1948 United States US 1940s 1 - Oct 1948, US 1 for 10 weeks Nov 1948, US BB 3 of 1948, POP 3 of 1948, Europe 91 of the 1940s, RYM 102 of 1948
5 Kay Kyser The Woody Woodpecker Song 1948 United States US 1940s 1 - Jun 1948, US 1 for 6 weeks Jul 1948, US BB 13 of 1948, POP 21 of 1948, Europe 76 of the 1940s, RYM 95 of 1948

Top hits on record

Published popular music

Songwriter Irving Berlin in 1948

Classical music

Premieres

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Antheil, George Symphony No. 5 1948-12-31 United States Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [1]
Barber, Samuel Excursions 1948-12-22 United States New York City Behrend [2]
Barber, Samuel Knoxville: Summer of 1915 1948-04-09 United States Boston Steber / Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [3]
Berg, Alban Altenberg Lieder (1912) 1948-09-14 Italy Venice (Biennale) Martin-Metten / La FeniceScherchen [4]
Berkeley, Lennox Piano Concerto 1948-08-31 United Kingdom London (Proms) Horsley / London SymphonyCameron [5]
Britten, Benjamin A Charm of Lullabies 1948-01-03 Netherlands The Hague Evans, De Nobel [6]
Britten, Benjamin Saint Nicholas, cantata 1948-06-05 United Kingdom Albeburgh (Festival) Pears / Aldeburgh Festival ChorusWoodgate [7]
Cage, John In a Landscape 1948-08-20 United States Black Mountain, NC Cage [8][9]
Cage, John Suite for Toy Piano 1948-08-22 United States Black Mountain, NC Cage [10]
Castelnuovo Tedesco, Mario Coriolano, overture 1948-09-08 Italy Venice (Biennale) RAI Symphony Orchestra in RomePrevitali [4]
Cerha, Friedrich Six Lieder 1948-11-30 Austria Vienna Ceska, Wünsch [11]
Copland, Aaron The Red Pony suite 1948-10-30 United States Houston Houston Symphony Orchestra, Kurtz[12]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Quattro liriche di Antonio Machado 1948-12-03 Belgium Brussels Martin-Metten, Dallapiccola [13]
Diamond, David Symphony No. 4 1948-01-23 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [14]
Dohnányi, Ernst von Symphony No. 2 (1944) 1948-11-23 United Kingdom London Chelsea SymphonyDel Mar [15]
Dutilleux, Henri Piano Sonata 1948-04-30 France Paris Joy [16]
Fine, Irving Toccata Concertante 1948-10-22 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [17]
Foss, Lukas Recordare 1948-12-31 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [18]
Hanson, Howard Piano Concerto 1948-12-31 United States Boston Firkusny / Boston Symphony – Hanson [1]
Henze, Hans Werner Symphony No. 1 1948-08-26 Allied-occupied Germany Bad Pyrmont [unknown orchestra] – Fortner [19]
Henze, Hans Werner Violin Concerto No. 1 1948-12-12 Allied-occupied Germany Baden-Baden Stanske / SWF SymphonyBour [20]
Hindemith, Paul Das Marienleben (2nd version) 1948-11-03 Allied-occupied Germany Hannover Kupper, Seemann [21]
Ives, Charles Piano Trio (1915) 1948-05-28 United States Berea, OH Poinar, Pierce, Wolaver [22]
Ives, Charles Three Harvest Home Chorales (1915) 1948-03-03 United States New York City The Collegiate ChoraleShaw [23]
Jolivet, André Concerto for Ondes Martenot 1948-04-23 Austria Vienna Martenot / [unknown orchestra] – Jolivet [24]
Jolivet, André Suite delphique 1948-04-22 Austria Vienna Vienna Philharmonic – Jolivet [25]
Kabalevsky, Dmitri Violin Concerto 1948-10-29 Soviet Union Moscow Bezrodny / Moscow Conservatory SymphonyTerian [26]
Lutoslawski, Witold Symphony No. 1 1948-04-06 Poland Katowice Polish National Radio SymphonyFitelberg [27]
Maderna, Bruno Concerto for Two Pianos 1948-09-17 Italy Venice (Biennale) Gorini, Lorenzi / [unknown ensemble] – Gracis [4]
Malipiero, Gian Francesco Sinfonia in memoriam (Symphony No. 4) 1948-02-27 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [18]
McDonald, Harl Saga of the Mississippi 1948-04-09 United States Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [28]
Moeran, Ernest John Serenade in G 1948-09-02 United Kingdom London (Proms) London SymphonyCameron [5]
Mortari, Virgilio Due salmi funebri in memoria di Alfredo Casella 1948-09-17 Italy Venice (Biennale) Bozzi Luca / [unknown ensemble] – Gracis [4]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai Symphony on Russian Themes (Symphony No. 26) 1948-12-28 Soviet Union Moscow [unknown orchestra] – Gauk [29]
Nabokov, Nicolas The Return of Pushkin 1948-01-02 United States Boston Koshetz / Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [30]
Ohana, Maurice Trois poèmes de Saadi 1948-03-06 France Paris French Radio National OrchestraGiardino [31]
Piston, Walter Symphony No. 3 1948-01-09 United States Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [18]
Rawsthorne, Alan Symphonic Studies 1948-09-14 Italy Venice (Biennale) La Fenice OrchestraScherchen [4]
Rawsthorne, Alan Violin Concerto No. 1 1948-07-01 United Kingdom Cheltenham (Festival) Olof / Hallé OrchestraBarbirolli [32]
Rosenthal, Manuel Christmas Symphonies 1948-12-23 United States Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [28]
Rota, Nino String Quartet 1948-09-15 Italy Venice (Biennale) Poltronieri Quartet [4]
Schaeffer, Pierre Cinq études de bruits 1948-10-05 France Paris [electronic music] [33]
Schoenberg, Arnold A Survivor from Warsaw 1948-11-04 United States Albuquerque, NM Smith / Albuquerque Civic Symphony OrchestraFrederick [34]
Scott, Cyril Oboe Concerto 1948-09-13 United Kingdom London (Proms) Goossens / London SymphonyRobinson [5]
Searle, Humphrey Fuga giocosa 1948-08-06 United Kingdom London (Proms) London SymphonyCameron [5]
Shapero, Harold Symphony for Classical Orchestra 1948-01-30 United States Boston Boston SymphonyBernstein [18]
Stevens, Bernard Fugal Overture 1948-08-13 United Kingdom London (Proms) BBC SymphonySargent [5]
Stravinsky, Igor Mass for Chorus and Winds 1948-10-27 Italy Milan Members of the La Scala Orchestra and ChorusAnsermet [35]
Thomson, Virgil Suite from Louisiana Story 1948-11-26 United States Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [28]
Tippett, Michael Suite in D 1948-11-15 United Kingdom London BBC SymphonyBoult [36]
Toch, Ernst Hyperion, dramatic overture 1948-04-01 United States Cleveland Cleveland OrchestraSzell [37]
Turchi, Guido Music for Orchestra 1948-09-08 Italy Venice (Biennale) RAI Symphony Orchestra in RomePrevitali [4]
Vlad, Roman Symphony in Three Movements 1948-09-08 Italy Venice (Biennale) RAI Symphony Orchestra in RomePrevitali [4]

Compositions

Opera

Jazz

Musical theater

Musical films

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ a b Your Classical
  2. ^ Samuel Barber: A Research and Information Guide
  3. ^ Redlands Symphony
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Venice Biennale
  5. ^ a b c d e BBC
  6. ^ IRCAM
  7. ^ IRCAM
  8. ^ John Cage website
  9. ^ IRCAM
  10. ^ IRCAM
  11. ^ IRCAM
  12. ^ Howard Pollock, Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1999), 430.
  13. ^ IRCAM
  14. ^ Naxos Records
  15. ^ American Symphony Orchestra
  16. ^ IRCAM
  17. ^ Boosey & Hawkes
  18. ^ a b c d Boston Symphony Orchestra
  19. ^ Schott Music
  20. ^ IRCAM
  21. ^ Scott Music
  22. ^ IRCAM
  23. ^ IRCAM
  24. ^ IRCAM
  25. ^ IRCAM
  26. ^ Amazon
  27. ^ IRCAM
  28. ^ a b c New Music Box
  29. ^ Nikolai Myaskovsky, The Conscience of Russian Music
  30. ^ Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music
  31. ^ IRCAM
  32. ^ Alan Rawsthorne: A Bio-Bibliography
  33. ^ IRCAM
  34. ^ IRCAM
  35. ^ Stravinsky, the Composer and His Works
  36. ^ IRCAM
  37. ^ Pseudo Poseidonios
  38. ^ p. 846, Slonimsky (1971) Nicolas. 4th Edition. New York Music Since 1900 Charles Scribner's Sons
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