This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1948.
This is a summary of 1948 in music in the United Kingdom.
The following is a list of notable events and releases of the year 1948 in Norwegian music.
January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 355 days remain until the end of the year.
The Amadeus Quartet was a world-famous string quartet founded in 1947 and disbanded in 1987, remarkable for having retained its founding members throughout its long history.
Wigmore Hall is a concert hall located at 36 Wigmore Street, London. Originally called Bechstein Hall, it specialises in performances of chamber music early music, vocal music and song recitals. It is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading centres for this type of music and an essential port of call for many of the classical music world’s leading stars. With near-perfect acoustics, the hall quickly became celebrated across Europe and featured many of the great artistes of the 20th century. Today, the hall promotes 550 concerts a year and broadcasts a weekly concert on BBC Radio 3. The hall also promotes an extensive education programme throughout London and beyond and has a huge digital broadcasting arm, which includes the Wigmore Hall Live Label and many live streams of concerts.
Al Jolson was a Russian-born American singer, comedian, and actor. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". His performing style was brash and extroverted, and he popularized many songs that benefited from his "shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach." In the 1920s, Jolson was America's most famous and highest-paid entertainer.
Christmas Songs by Sinatra is the name of the third studio album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. It was released in 1948 as a 78 rpm album set and a 10" LP record featuring a collection of holiday songs. A compilation album was released in 1994 including the songs released on the 1948 album along with Christmas songs from his years recording at Columbia.
Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1948.
|1||Pee Wee Hunt||Twelfth Street Rag||1948||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||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||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||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||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|
Doris Day was an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist. She began her career as a big band singer in 1939, achieving commercial success in 1945 with two No. 1 recordings, "Sentimental Journey" and "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" with Les Brown & His Band of Renown. During the war troops referred to her as "the American V-2" She left Brown to embark on a solo career and recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967.
Buddy Clark was an American popular singer of the 1930s and 1940s. In the late 1940s, after his return from service in World War II, his career blossomed and he became one of the nation's top crooners. He died in a plane crash in 1949.
Clara Ann Fowler, known by her stage name Patti Page, was an American singer of pop and country music. She was the top-charting female vocalist and best-selling female artist of the 1950s, selling over 100 million records during a six-decade long career. She was often introduced as "the Singin' Rage, Miss Patti Page". New York WNEW disc-jockey William B. Williams introduced her as "A Page in my life called Patti".
"Buttons and Bows" was a popular song with music written by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans. The song was published in 1947. The song was written for and appeared in the Bob Hope and Jane Russell film, The Paleface, and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. It was originally written with an Indian theme, but was changed when the director said that would not work in the movie. It was a vocal selection on many radio programs in late 1948. It was reprised in the sequel, Son of Paleface, by Roy Rogers, Jane Russell and Bob Hope. In 2004 it finished #87 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of the top tunes in American cinema.
Dinah Shore was an American singer, actress, and television personality, and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s. She rose to prominence as a recording artist during the Big Band era, but achieved even greater success a decade later, in television, mainly as hostess of a series of variety programs for Chevrolet.
"Confess" is a popular song written by Bennie Benjamin and George David Weiss.
|Antheil, George||Symphony No. 5||1948-12-31||Philadelphia Orchestra – Ormandy|
|Barber, Samuel||Knoxville: Summer of 1915||1948-04-09||Steber / Boston Symphony – Koussevitzky|
|Berg, Alban||Altenberg Lieder (1912)||1948-09-14||Martin-Metten / La Fenice – Scherchen|
|Berkeley, Lennox||Piano Concerto||1948-08-31||Horsley / London Symphony – Cameron|
|Britten, Benjamin||A Charm of Lullabies||1948-01-03||Evans, De Nobel|
|Britten, Benjamin||Saint Nicholas , cantata||1948-06-05||Pears / Aldeburgh Festival Chorus – Woodgate|
|Cage, John||In a Landscape||1948-08-20||Cage|
|Cage, John||Suite for Toy Piano||1948-08-22||Cage|
|Castelnuovo Tedesco, Mario||Coriolano , overture||1948-09-08||RAI Symphony Orchestra in Rome – Previtali|
|Cerha, Friedrich||Six Lieder||1948-11-30||Ceska, Wünsch|
|Copland, Aaron||The Red Pony suite||1948-10-30||Houston Symphony Orchestra, Kurtz|
|Dallapiccola, Luigi||Quattro liriche di Antonio Machado||1948-12-03||Martin-Metten, Dallapiccola|
|Diamond, David||Symphony No. 4||1948-01-23||Boston Symphony – Koussevitzky|
|Dohnányi, Ernst von||Symphony No. 2 (1944)||1948-11-23||Chelsea Symphony – Del Mar|
|Dutilleux, Henri||Piano Sonata||1948-04-30||Joy|
|Fine, Irving||Toccata Concertante||1948-10-22||Boston Symphony – Koussevitzky|
|Foss, Lukas||Recordare||1948-12-31||Boston Symphony – Koussevitzky|
|Hanson, Howard||Piano Concerto||1948-12-31||Firkusny / Boston Symphony – Hanson|
|Henze, Hans Werner||Symphony No. 1||1948-08-26||[unknown orchestra] – Fortner|
|Henze, Hans Werner||Violin Concerto No. 1||1948-12-12||Stanske / SWF Symphony – Bour|
|Hindemith, Paul||Das Marienleben (2nd version)||1948-11-03||Kupper, Seemann|
|Ives, Charles||Piano Trio (1915)||1948-05-28||Poinar, Pierce, Wolaver|
|Ives, Charles||Three Harvest Home Chorales (1915)||1948-03-03||The Collegiate Chorale – Shaw|
|Jolivet, André||Concerto for Ondes Martenot||1948-04-23||Martenot / [unknown orchestra] – Jolivet|
|Jolivet, André||Suite delphique||1948-04-22||Vienna Philharmonic – Jolivet|
|Kabalevsky, Dmitri||Violin Concerto||1948-10-29||Bezrodny / Moscow Conservatory Symphony – Terian|
|Lutoslawski, Witold||Symphony No. 1||1948-04-06||Polish National Radio Symphony – Fitelberg|
|Maderna, Bruno||Concerto for Two Pianos||1948-09-17||Gorini, Lorenzi / [unknown ensemble] – Gracis|
|Malipiero, Gian Francesco||Sinfonia in memoriam (Symphony No. 4)||1948-02-27||Boston Symphony – Koussevitzky|
|McDonald, Harl||Saga of the Mississippi||1948-04-09||Philadelphia Orchestra – Ormandy|
|Moeran, Ernest John||Serenade in G||1948-09-02||London Symphony – Cameron|
|Mortari, Virgilio||Due salmi funebri in memoria di Alfredo Casella||1948-09-17||Bozzi Luca / [unknown ensemble] – Gracis|
|Myaskovsky, Nikolai||Symphony on Russian Themes (Symphony No. 26)||1948-12-28||[unknown orchestra] – Gauk|
|Nabokov, Nicolas||The Return of Pushkin||1948-01-02||Koshetz / Boston Symphony – Koussevitzky|
|Ohana, Maurice||Trois poèmes de Saadi||1948-03-06||French Radio National Orchestra – Giardino|
|Piston, Walter||Symphony No. 3||1948-01-09||Boston Symphony – Koussevitzky|
|Rawsthorne, Alan||Symphonic Studies||1948-09-14||La Fenice Orchestra – Scherchen|
|Rawsthorne, Alan||Violin Concerto No. 1||1948-07-01||Olof / Hallé Orchestra – Barbirolli|
|Rosenthal, Manuel||Christmas Symphonies||1948-12-23||Philadelphia Orchestra – Ormandy|
|Rota, Nino||String Quartet||1948-09-15||Poltronieri Quartet|
|Schaeffer, Pierre||Cinq études de bruits||1948-10-05||[electronic music]|
|Schoenberg, Arnold||A Survivor from Warsaw||1948-11-04||Smith / Albuquerque Civic Symphony Orchestra – Frederick|
|Scott, Cyril||Oboe Concerto||1948-09-13||Goossens / London Symphony – Robinson|
|Searle, Humphrey||Fuga giocosa||1948-08-06||London Symphony – Cameron|
|Shapero, Harold||Symphony for Classical Orchestra||1948-01-30||Boston Symphony – Bernstein|
|Stevens, Bernard||Fugal Overture||1948-08-13||BBC Symphony – Sargent|
|Stravinsky, Igor||Mass for Chorus and Winds||1948-10-27||Members of the La Scala Orchestra and Chorus – Ansermet|
|Thomson, Virgil||Suite from Louisiana Story||1948-11-26||Philadelphia Orchestra – Ormandy|
|Tippett, Michael||Suite in D||1948-11-15||BBC Symphony – Boult|
|Toch, Ernst||Hyperion , dramatic overture||1948-04-01||Cleveland Orchestra – Szell|
|Turchi, Guido||Music for Orchestra||1948-09-08||RAI Symphony Orchestra in Rome – Previtali|
|Vlad, Roman||Symphony in Three Movements||1948-09-08||RAI Symphony Orchestra in Rome – Previtali|
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