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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1944.

List of years in music (table)
Singer Bing Crosby performing in London, 1944

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Biggest hit songsEdit

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1944.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Bing Crosby Swinging On a Star 1944   US 1940s 1 – Jun 1944, US 1 for 9 weeks Aug 1944, Oscar in 1944, US BB 3 of 1944, POP 3 of 1944, Europe 14 of the 1940s, AFI 37, RYM 44 of 1944, Acclaimed 1619
2 Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters Don't Fence Me In 1944   US 1940s 1 – Nov 1944, US 1 for 8 weeks Dec 1944, US BB 4 of 1944, Europe 5 of the 1940s, POP 9 of 1944, Acclaimed 1699
3 Bing Crosby I'll Be Seeing You 1944   US 1940s 1 – May 1944, US 1 for 4 weeks Jul 1944, US BB 15 of 1944, Europe 15 of the 1940s, POP 15 of 1944, RYM 43 of 1944
4 Bing Crosby I Love You 1944   US 1940s 1 – Apr 1944, US 1 for 5 weeks May 1944, US BB 19 of 1944, Europe 21 of the 1940s, POP 23 of 1944, RYM 43 of 1944
5 Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots I'm Making Believe 1944   US 1940s 1 – Nov 1944, US 1 for 2 weeks Dec 1944, US BB 14 of 1944, POP 14 of 1944, RYM 23 of 1944

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Published popular musicEdit

Classical musicEdit

PremieresEdit

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Antheil, George 1942 (Symphony No. 4) 1944-02-13   New York City NBC SymphonyStokowski [3]
Barber, Samuel Capricorn Concerto 1944-10-08   New York City Saidenberg Little SymphonySaidenberg [4]
Barber, Samuel Symphony No. 2 1944-03-03   Symphony Hall, Boston Boston Symphony OrchestraKoussevitzky [5]
Bartók, Béla Concerto for Orchestra 1944-12-01   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [6]
Bartók, Béla Sonata for Solo Violin 1944-11-26   New York City Menuhin [7]
Bernstein, Leonard Jeremiah (Symphony No. 1) 1944-01-28   Pittsburgh Tourel / Pittsburgh Symphony – Bernstein [8]
Carter, Elliott Symphony No. 1 1944-04-27   Rochester, NY Eastman-Rochester SymphonyHanson [9]
Copland, Aaron Letter from Home 1944-10-17   New York City Philco Radio Hour OrchestraWhiteman [10][11]
Copland, Aaron Violin Sonata 1944-01-17   New York City Posselt, Copland [12]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Liriche Greche III – Sex Carmina Alcaei 1944-11-10   Rome Danco / RAI Symphony in RomePrevitali [13]
Ginastera, Alberto Canciones populares argentinas 1944-07-17   Buenos Aires Frías de López, Luzzatti [14]
Ginastera, Alberto Obertura para el Fausto criollo 1944-05-12   Santiago de Chile Chile SymphonyCastro [15]
Ginastera, Alberto Preludios americanos 1944-08-07   Buenos Aires Spivak [16]
Hindemith, Paul Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber 1944-01-20   New York City New York PhilharmonicRodzinski [17]
Jolivet, André Danses rituelles 1944-12-05   Paris Paris Conservatory Concert Society OrchestraCluytens [18]
Jolivet, André Poèmes intimes 1944-04-04   Paris Bernac / Paris Conservatory Concert Society OrchestraCluytens [19]
Jongen, Joseph Piano Concerto 1944-01-06   Brussels Del Pueyo / Brussels PhilharmonicAndré [20]
Khachaturian, Aram Suite from Masquerade 1944-08-06   Moscow USSR Radio Symphony OrchestraGorchakov [21]
Moore, Douglas In memoriam 1944-04-27   Rochester, NY Eastman-Rochester SymphonyHanson [22]
Piston, Walter Symphony No. 2 1944-03-05   Washington DC USA National SymphonyKindler [23]
Prokofiev, Sergei Piano Sonata No. 8 1944-12-30   Moscow Gilels [24]
Rainier, Priaulx String Quartet 1944-07-03   London Zorian Quartet [25]
Schoenberg, Arnold Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte 1944-11-23   New York City Harrel, Steuermann / New York PhilharmonicRodzinski [26]
Schoenberg, Arnold Piano Concerto 1944-02-06   New York City Steuermann / NBC SymphonyStokowski [27]
Schoenberg, Arnold Theme and Variations for Orchestra 1944-10-20   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [28]
Schoenberg, Arnold Variations on a Recitative (1941) 1944-04-10   New York City Weinrich [29]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Piano Trio No. 2 1944-11-14   Leningrad Tsiganov, Chirinsky, Shostakovich [30]
Shostakovich, Dmitri String Quartet No. 2 1944-11-14   Leningrad Beethoven Quartet [31]
Stravinsky, Igor Norwegian Moods 1944-01-13   Cambridge, MA Boston Symphony – Stravinsky [32]
Stravinsky, Igor Scherzo à la russe (band version) 1944-09-05   New York City Whiteman Band [33]
Stravinsky, Igor Sonata for Two Pianos 1944-08-02   Madison, WI Boulanger, Johnston [34]
Tippett, Michael A Child of Our Time, oratorio 1944-03-19   London Cross, MacArthur, Pears, Lloyd / Morley College Choir / London PhilharmonicGoehr [35]

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ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ Bartók's Viola Concerto: The Remarkable Story of his Swansong
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  20. ^ Joseph Jongen and his Organ Music
  21. ^ Soviet Composers
  22. ^ Douglas Moore: A Bio-Bibliography
  23. ^ American Symphony Orchestra
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