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

List of years in music (table)

Contents

Specific locationsEdit

Specific genresEdit

EventsEdit

Albums releasedEdit

Biggest hit songsEdit

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1941.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Glenn Miller Chattanooga Choo Choo 1941   US 1940s 1 – Sep 1941, US 1 for 9 weeks Nov 1941, RYM 2 of 1941, US BB 9 of 1941, POP 16 of 1941, Europe 54 of the 1940s
2 Glenn Miller A String of Pearls 1941   US 1940s 1 – Jan 1942, US 1 for 2 weeks Feb 1942, US BB 2 of 1941, RYM 13 of 1941, POP 13 of 1941
3 Jimmy Dorsey Green Eyes 1941   US 1940s 1 – May 1941, US 1 for 4 weeks Aug 1941, US BB 12 of 1941, POP 12 of 1941, Europe 62 of the 1940s
4 Jimmy Dorsey Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) 1941   US 1940s 1 – Mar 1941, US 1 for 10 weeks Mar 1941, US BB 18 of 1941, POP 21 of 1941, Europe 75 of the 1940s
5 Billie Holiday God Bless the Child 1941   US BB 3 of 1941, POP 3 of 1941, RYM 5 of 1941, RIAA 58, Scrobulate 89 of jazz, Acclaimed 341, WXPN 814

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 [3][4]
Barber, Samuel Violin Concerto 1941-02-07   Philadelphia Spalding / Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [5]
Bartók, Béla String Quartet No. 6 1941-02-07   New York City Kolisch Quartet [6]
Britten, Benjamin Matinées Musicales 1941-06-27   Rio de Janeiro American Ballet Company OrchestraBalaban [7]
Britten, Benjamin Sinfonia da Requiem 1941-03-30   New York City New York PhilharmonicBarbirolli [8]
Britten, Benjamin String Quartet No. 1 1941-09-21   Los Angeles Coolidge Quartet [9]
Copland, Aaron Piano Sonata 1941-10-21   Buenos Aires Copland [10]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Canti di prigionia 1941-12-11   Rome [unknown ensemble] – Previtali [11]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Piccolo concerto per Muriel Couvreux 1941-05-01   Rome [unknown ensemble] – Previtali [12]
Ginastera, Alberto Concierto argentino 1941-07-18   Montevideo Balzo / SODRE SymphonyBaldi [13]
Herrmann, Bernard Symphony 1941-07-27   New York City CBS Symphony – Herrmann [14]
Hindemith, Paul Cello Concerto 1941-02-07   Boston Piatigorsky / Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [15]
Messiaen, Olivier Quatuor pour la fin du temps 1941-01-15   Görlitz Le Boulaire, Akoka, Pasquier, Messiaen [16]
Novák, Vitezslav De Profundis 1941-11-20   Brno Reinberger / Prague Radio SymphonyBakala [17]
Rachmaninov, Sergei Symphonic Dances 1941-01-03   Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [18]
Schuman, William Symphony No. 3 1941-10-17   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [19]

CompositionsEdit

OperaEdit

JazzEdit

Musical theaterEdit

Musical filmsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oggi: settimanale di politica, attualità e cultura. 1987.
  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. ^ Naxos Records
  4. ^ The Innumerable Dance: The Life and Work of William Alwyn
  5. ^ New York Philharmonic
  6. ^ Chamber Music: A Listener's Guide
  7. ^ MUSIClassical Notes
  8. ^ Orchestra Virtuale del Flaminio
  9. ^ Good Morning Britten
  10. ^ Naxos Records
  11. ^ IRCAM
  12. ^ IRCAM
  13. ^ IRCAM
  14. ^ Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann
  15. ^ Schott Music
  16. ^ IRCAM
  17. ^ Wright Music
  18. ^ "Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra". Archived from the original on September 18, 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  19. ^ Musicsales Classical
  20. ^ "Alle gaar rundt og forelsker sig". danskefilm.dk (in Danish). Retrieved March 16, 2017.