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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1943.

List of years in music (table)

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EventsEdit

Albums releasedEdit

Biggest hit songsEdit

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1943.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 The Mills Brothers Paper Doll 1943   US 1940s 1 – Aug 1943, US 1 for 12 weeks Nov 1943, US BB 3 of 1943, Europe 3 of the 1940s, POP 4 of 1943, Global 7 (10 M sold) – 1943, RYM 42 of 1942, RIAA 272, Acclaimed 1486
2 Bing Crosby Sunday, Monday or Always 1943   US 1940s 1 – Aug 1943, US 1 for 7 weeks Sep 1943, Europe 13 of the 1940s, US BB 14 of 1943, POP 14 of 1943, RYM 28 of 1943
3 Al Dexter & His Troopers Pistol Packin' Mama 1943   US 1940s 1 – Aug 1943, US 1 for 1 weeks Oct 1943, US BB 15 of 1943, POP 15 of 1943, Europe 86 of the 1940s, Acclaimed 1658
4 Glenn Miller That Old Black Magic 1943   US 1940s 1 – Mar 1943, US 1 for 1 weeks May 1943, US BB 8 of 1943, POP 8 of 1943, RYM 11 of 1943
5 Harry James I've Heard That Song Before 1943   US 1940s 1 – Dec 1942, US 1 for 13 weeks Mar 1943, US BB 7 of 1943, POP 7 of 1943, RYM 29 of 1943

Top hit recordsEdit

 
Clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman in 1943
 
Trumpeter and bandleader Harry James, 1943

Published popular musicEdit

Classical musicEdit

PremieresEdit

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Berkeley, Lennox Symphony No. 1 1943-07-08   London (Proms) London PhilharmonicCameron [1]
Britten, Benjamin Prelude and Fugue for Strings 1943-06-23   London Neel String OrchestraNeel [2]
Britten, Benjamin Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings 1943-10-15   London Pears, Brain / Neel String Orchestra – Britten [3]
Copland, Aaron Music for the Movies 1943-02-17   New York City Saidenberg Little SymphonySaidenberg [4]
Dale, Benjamin The Flowing Tide 1943-08-06   London (Proms) BBC SymphonyBoult [1]
Dunhill, Thomas Waltz Suite 1943-08-05   London (Proms) BBC SymphonyDunhill [5]
Dutilleux, Henri Melodies for Voice and Orchestra 1943-12-14   Paris Panzera / Paris Conservatory Concert OrchestraTomasi [6]
Feldman, Morton Dirge in Memory of Thomas Wolfe 1943-04-15   New York City HSMA Senior Symphony – Feldman [7]
Foss, Lukas The Prairie 1946-10-15   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [8]
Ginastera, Alberto Dances from Estancia 1943-05-12   Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Regular OrchestraCalusio [9]
Gundry, Inglis Heyday Freedom, orchestral suite 1943-06-26   London (Proms) London PhilharmonicCameron [1]
Hanson, Howard Requiem (Symphony No. 4) 1943-12-03   Boston Boston Symphony – Hanson [10]
Harris, Roy Symphony No. 5 1943-02-26   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [11]
Jolivet, André Les trois complaintes du soldat 1943-02-28   Paris Bernac / Paris Conservatory Concert OrchestraMunch [12]
Martinu, Bohuslav Concerto for Two Pianos 1943-11-05   Philadelphia Luboshutz, Nemenoff / Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [13]
Martinu, Bohuslav Memorial to Lidice 1943-10-28   New York City New York PhilharmonicRodzinski [14]
Martinu, Bohuslav Symphony No. 2 1943-10-28   Cleveland Cleveland OrchestraLeinsdorf [15]
Martinu, Bohuslav Violin Concerto No. 2 1943-12-31   Boston Elman / Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [16]
Messiaen, Olivier Visions de l'Amen 1943-05-10   Paris Loriod, Messiaen [17]
Moeran, Ernest John Rhapsody No. 3, for piano and orchestra 1943-08-19   London (Proms) Cohen / BBC SymphonyBoult [18]
Moroi, Saburo Sinfonietta for Children 1943-11-05   Tokyo Tokyo Broadcast Orchestra – Moroi [19]
Ponce, Manuel Violin Concerto 1943-08-20   México DF Szeryng / Mexico SymphonyChávez [20]
Prokofiev, Sergei Flute Sonata 1943-12-07   Moscow Kharkovsky, Richter [21]
Prokofiev, Sergei Piano Sonata No. 7 1943-01-18   Moscow Richter [22]
Prokofiev, Sergei The Year 1941 1943-01-21   Sverdlovsk USSR Radio SymphonyRabinovich [23]
Rodrigo, Joaquín Concierto heroico 1943-04-03   Lisbon Querol / Spanish National OrchestraE. Halffter [24]
Rowley, Alec Burlesque Quadrilles 1943-07-13   London (Proms) London PhilharmonicCameron [1]
Rubbra, Edmund Sinfonia Concertante for piano and orchestra 1943-08-10   London (Proms) Rubbra / BBC SymphonyBoult [1]
Schuman, William Symphony for Strings (Symphony No. 5) 1943-11-12   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [25]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Piano Sonata No. 2 1943-06-06   Moscow Shostakovich [26]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Six Romances on Verses by English Poets 1943-06-06   Moscow Flachs, Shostakovich [27]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Symphony No. 4 1943-11-04   Moscow USSR State SymphonyMravinsky [28]
Strauss, Richard Divertimento after pieces by Couperin 1943-01-31   Vienna Vienna PhilharmonicKrauss [29][30]
Stravinsky, Igor Ode 1943-10-08   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [31]
Tippett, Michael Boyhood's End 1943-05-24   Morley College Unspecified performers [32]
Tippett, Michael String Quartet No. 2 1943-03-27   London Zorian Quartet [33]
Tubin, Eduard Suite on Estonian Dance Tunes 1943-10-02   Tartu Turgan, Mangre [34]
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Symphony No. 5 1943-06-24   London (Proms) London Philharmonic – Vaughan Williams [35]
Villa Lobos, Heitor String Quartet No. 6 1943-11-30   Rio de Janeiro Quarteto Haydn [36]
Walton, William Violin Concerto (2nd version) 1943-11-30   Wolverhampton Royal Liverpool PhilharmonicSargent [37]
Webern, Anton Three Lieder, Op. 23 1943-12-05   Basel Gradmann-Lüscher, Baumgartner [38]
Webern, Anton Variations for Orchestra (1940) 1943-03-03   Winterthur Stadtorchester WinterthurScherchen [39]
Weisgall, Hugo American Comedy 1943 1943-07-29   London (Proms) BBC Symphony – Weisgall [1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f BBC
  2. ^ IRCAM
  3. ^ Good Morning Britten
  4. ^ IRCAM
  5. ^ BBC}
  6. ^ Centre de Documentation de la Musique Contemporaine
  7. ^ IRCAM
  8. ^ Boston Symphony Orchestra
  9. ^ IRCAM
  10. ^ Carl Fischer Music
  11. ^ Anon. "Symphony by Harris in Boston Premiere: Work, Dedicated to Russia, Is Feature of Special Program", New York Times (27 February 1943): 11.
  12. ^ IRCAM
  13. ^ Your Classical
  14. ^ Martinu and the Symphony
  15. ^ Bohuslav Martinu: A Research and Information Guide
  16. ^ Hyperion Records
  17. ^ IRCAM
  18. ^ BBC Symphony
  19. ^ Naxos Records
  20. ^ Apreciación Musical
  21. ^ Kimmel Center
  22. ^ Classical Connect
  23. ^ The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years
  24. ^ Joaquín Rodrigo website
  25. ^ Boston Symphony
  26. ^ Naxos Records
  27. ^ IRCAM
  28. ^ New York Philharmonic
  29. ^ Encore Arts Seattle
  30. ^ Orchestra Virtuale del Flaminio
  31. ^ Schott Music
  32. ^ Schuttenhelm, Thomas (2014). The orchestral music of Michael Tippett : creative development and the compositional process, p. 76, at Google Books. Cambridge University Press. OCLC 864788386.
  33. ^ IRCAM
  34. ^ ERP Music
  35. ^ London Philharmonic
  36. ^ Villalobos.iu.edu
  37. ^ Naxos Records
  38. ^ IRCAM
  39. ^ IRCAM