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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1942.

List of years in music (table)
The Andrew Sisters performing "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree" in 1942.

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Albums releasedEdit

Biggest hit songsEdit

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1942.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Bing Crosby White Christmas 1942   US 1940s 1 – Oct 1942, US BB 1 of 1942, US 1 for 11 weeks Oct 1942, Global 1 (50 M sold) – 1942, Oscar in 1942, RYM 1 of 1942, POP 1 of 1942, Europe 2 of the 1940s, RIAA 2, Scrobulate 2 of Christmas, UK 5 – Dec 1977, AFI 5, Norway 6 – Dec 1959, US BB 7 – Dec 1955, Acclaimed 306
2 Glenn Miller Moonlight Cocktail 1942   US 1940s 1 – Feb 1942, US 1 for 10 weeks Feb 1942, US BB 6 of 1942, POP 6 of 1942, RYM 18 of 1942, Europe 55 of the 1940s
3 Glenn Miller (I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo 1942   US 1940s 1 – Aug 1942, US 1 for 7 weeks Sep 1942, US BB 10 of 1942, POP 10 of 1942, RYM 41 of 1942, Europe 44 of the 1940s
4 Jimmy Dorsey Tangerine 1942   US 1940s 1 – Apr 1942, US 1 for 6 weeks May 1942, US BB 4 of 1942, POP 4 of 1942, Europe 82 of the 1940s
5 Kay Kyser Jingle Jangle Jingle 1942   US 1940s 1 – Jul 1942, US 1 for 8 weeks Jul 1942, US BB 13 of 1942, POP 21 of 1942, Europe 66 of the 1940s

Top hit recordsEdit

Published popular musicEdit

Classical musicEdit

PremieresEdit

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Barber, Samuel Second Essay for Orchestra 1942-04-16   New York City New York PhilharmonicWalter [3]
Britten, Benjamin A Ceremony of Carols 1942-12-05   Norwich Mason / The Fleet Street Choir – Lawrence [4]
Britten, Benjamin Diversions for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra 1942-01-16   Philadelphia Wittgenstein / Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [5]
Carpenter, John Alden Symphony No. 2 1942-10-22   New York City New York PhilharmonicWalter [6]
Chávez, Carlos Piano Concerto 1942-01-01   New York City Eugene List (piano) New York PhilharmonicMitropoulos[7]
Copland, Aaron Statements 1942-01-07   New York City New York PhilharmonicBernstein [8]
Casella, Alfredo Paganiniana 1942-04-14   Vienna Vienna PhilharmonicBöhm [9]
Finzi, Gerald Let Us Garlands Bring 1942-10-12   London Irvin, Ferguson [10]
Guarnieri, Camargo Abertura concertante 1942-06-02   São Paulo Artistic Culture Society OrchestraDe Souza Lima [11]
Jolivet, André Cosmogonie 1942-03-04   Nice French National SymphonyD'Auriol [12]
Krenek, Ernst I Wonder as I Wander 1942-12-11   Minneapolis Minneapolis SymphonyMitropoulos [13]
Maderna, Bruno Piano Concerto 1942-06-22   Venice Gorini / Marcello Conservatory OrchestraGracis [14]
Martin, Frank Sonata da chiesa for flute and organ 1942-06-11   Lausanne M. Martin, Faller [15]
Martinů, Bohuslav Symphony No. 1 1942-11-13   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [16]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai Symphonic Ballade (Symphony No. 22) 1942-01-12   Tbilisi [unknown orchestra] – Stasevich [17]
Prokofiev, Sergei String Quartet No. 2 1942-04-07   Moscow Beethoven Quartet [18]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Leningrad Symphony (Symphony No. 7) 1942-03-05   Kuibyshev Bolshoi Theatre OrchestraSamosud [19]
Stravinsky, Igor Danses concertantes 1942-02-08   Los Angeles Janssen Symphony – Stravinsky [20]
Tippett, Michael Fantasia on a Theme of Handel 1942-03-07   London Sellick / Goehr OrchestraGoehr [21]
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Rudepoêma 1942-07-15   Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theatre Symphony – Villa-Lobos [22]
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Five Preludes for guitar 1942-12-11   Montevideo Abel Carlevaro – Villa-Lobos [23]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "H. Paronyan State Theatre of Musical Comedy : iMEGA Tour and Travel: Tour operator in Armenia". www.imegaservice.com.
  2. ^ "Images for Harry James And His Orchestra – Strictly Instrumental / When You're A Long, Long Way From Home". www.discogs.com.
  3. ^ "Atlanta Symphony".
  4. ^ "A Ceremony of Carols, Benjamin Britten". brahms.ircam.fr.
  5. ^ "Diversions, Benjamin Britten". brahms.ircam.fr.
  6. ^ "CARPENTER: Adventures in a Perambulator / Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2". www.naxos.com.
  7. ^ Noel Straus, "Chavez Concerto by Philharmonic", The New York Times (2 January 1942): 24.
  8. ^ "Statements, Aaron Copland". brahms.ircam.fr.
  9. ^ "Casella – Paganiniana for orchestra – Universal Edition". Universal Edition.
  10. ^ "FINZI: I Said to Love / Let Us Garlands Bring / Before and After Summer (English Song, Vol. 12)". www.naxos.com.
  11. ^ Martinez, Emanuel (8 April 2011). "REPERTÓRIO: CAMARGO GUARNIERI – Abertura Concertante (1942) & Abertura Festiva (1971)".
  12. ^ "Cosmogonie, André Jolivet". brahms.ircam.fr.
  13. ^ "I wonder as I wander, Ernst Krenek". brahms.ircam.fr.
  14. ^ "Concerto per pianoforte e orchestra, Bruno Maderna". brahms.ircam.fr.
  15. ^ "Martin – Sonata da chiesa for flute and organ – Universal Edition". Universal Edition.
  16. ^ "World Premieres: The 1900s". www.bso.org. Boston Symphony Orchestra.
  17. ^ "Le Chant du Monde" (PDF).
  18. ^ "PROKOFIEV: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / Cello Sonata". www.naxos.com.
  19. ^ "The Story Behind Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony".
  20. ^ "Danses concertantes, Igor Stravinsky". brahms.ircam.fr.
  21. ^ "Fantaisie sur une thème de Haendel, Sir Michael Tippett". brahms.ircam.fr.
  22. ^ Indiana University
  23. ^ Villa-Lobos, sua obra, Version 1.0. MinC. ([Rio de Janeiro]: IBRAM, and the Museu Villa-Lobos, 2009): 153. Based on the third edition, 1989.
  24. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/334212
  25. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | WE'LL SMILE AGAIN (1942)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2012-03-14.