1941 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1941.

List of years in music (table)

Specific locationsEdit

Specific genresEdit

EventsEdit

Albums releasedEdit

Biggest hit songsEdit

The following songs achieved the highest positions in the National Best Selling Retail Records and "Hillbilly Recordings", published by "The Billboard" during 1941:

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Jimmy Dorsey Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) 1941   US 1941 #1, US #1 for 10 weeks March 29 - May 31, 1941[3]
2 Glenn Miller Chattanooga Choo Choo 1941   US 1941 #2, US #1 for 9 weeks November 29, 1941 - January 31, 1942
3 Freddy Martin Piano Concerto In B Flat 1941   US 1941 #3, US #1 for 8 weeks October 4 – November 22, 1941
4 Sammy Kaye Daddy 1941   US 1941 #4, US #1 for 8 weeks June 21 - August 23, 1941
5 Gene Autry You Are My Sunshine 1941   US Country #1 for 24 weeks August 30, 1941 - January 31, 1942[4][5][6][7]

Other notable recordingsEdit

Published popular musicEdit

Other publicationsEdit

Classical musicEdit

PremieresEdit

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Alwyn, William Pastoral Fantasia for Viola and Orchestra 1941-11-03   Bedford Forbes / BBC SymphonyBoult[8][9]
Barber, Samuel Violin Concerto 1941-02-07   Philadelphia Spalding / Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy[10]
Bartók, Béla String Quartet No. 6 1941-02-07   New York City Kolisch Quartet[11]
Britten, Benjamin Matinées Musicales 1941-06-27   Rio de Janeiro American Ballet Company OrchestraBalaban[12]
Britten, Benjamin Sinfonia da Requiem 1941-03-30   New York City New York PhilharmonicBarbirolli[13]
Britten, Benjamin String Quartet No. 1 1941-09-21   Los Angeles Coolidge Quartet[14]
Copland, Aaron Piano Sonata 1941-10-21   Buenos Aires Copland [15]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Canti di prigionia 1941-12-11   Rome [unknown ensemble] – Previtali[16]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Piccolo concerto per Muriel Couvreux 1941-05-01   Rome [unknown ensemble] – Previtali[17]
Ginastera, Alberto Concierto argentino 1941-07-18   Montevideo Balzo / SODRE SymphonyBaldi[18]
Herrmann, Bernard Symphony 1941-07-27   New York City CBS Symphony – Herrmann [19]
Hindemith, Paul Cello Concerto 1941-02-07   Boston Piatigorsky / Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky[20]
Messiaen, Olivier Quatuor pour la fin du temps 1941-01-15   Görlitz Le Boulaire, Akoka, Pasquier, Messiaen [21]
Novák, Vitezslav De Profundis 1941-11-20   Brno Reinberger / Prague Radio SymphonyBakala[22]
Rachmaninov, Sergei Symphonic Dances 1941-01-03   Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy[23]
Schuman, William Symphony No. 3 1941-10-17   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky[24]

CompositionsEdit

OperaEdit

JazzEdit

Musical theaterEdit

Musical filmsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Ralph P. Locke; Cyrilla Barr (January 1, 1997). Cultivating Music in America: Women Patrons and Activists Since 1860. University of California Press. p. 225. ISBN 978-0-520-08395-0.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.
  4. ^ "Hillbilly Recordings – Month Ending August 30, 1941" (PDF). americanradiohistory.com. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  5. ^ "Hillbilly Recordings – Month Ending September 27, 1941" (PDF). americanradiohistory.com. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  6. ^ "Hillbilly Recordings – Month Ending October 23, 1941" (PDF). americanradiohistory.com. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  7. ^ "Hillbilly Recordings – Month Ending November 29, 1941" (PDF). americanradiohistory.com. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  8. ^ Naxos Records
  9. ^ The Innumerable Dance: The Life and Work of William Alwyn
  10. ^ New York Philharmonic
  11. ^ Chamber Music: A Listener's Guide
  12. ^ MUSIClassical Notes
  13. ^ Orchestra Virtuale del Flaminio
  14. ^ Good Morning Britten
  15. ^ Naxos Records
  16. ^ IRCAM
  17. ^ IRCAM
  18. ^ IRCAM
  19. ^ Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann
  20. ^ Schott Music
  21. ^ IRCAM
  22. ^ Wright Music
  23. ^ "Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra". Archived from the original on September 18, 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  24. ^ Musicsales Classical
  25. ^ "Alle gaar rundt og forelsker sig". danskefilm.dk (in Danish). Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  26. ^ "Gene Pitney Obituary - Rockville, CT". Hartford Courant. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  27. ^ Woodwind Music of Black Composers. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1990. p. 24. ISBN 978-0-313-27265-3.
  28. ^ Paul Michael (1969). Movie Greats: The Players, Directors, Producers. Garland Books. p. 1950.
  29. ^ "John Fred". The Independent. London. April 18, 2005. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
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  34. ^ Alyn Shipton (August 8, 2013). Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter. OUP USA. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-19-975657-5.
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