1946 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1946.

List of years in music (table)

Specific locationsEdit

Specific genresEdit

EventsEdit

 
Singer Billie Holiday backstage in 1946

Albums releasedEdit

Biggest hit songsEdit

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1946.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Perry Como "Prisoner of Love" 1946   US 1940s 1 – March 1946, US BB 1 of 1946, US 1 for 3 weeks May 1946, POP 17 of 1946, Europe 73 Of The 1940s
2 Frank Sinatra "Five Minutes More" 1946   US 1940s 1 – August 1946, US 1 for 2 weeks September 1946, POP 10 of 1946, Europe 11 of the 1940s, US BB 15 of 1946, RYM 43 of 1946
3 Vaughn Monroe "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!" 1946   US 1940s 1 – December 1945, US 1 for 5 weeks January 1946, US BB 4 of 1946, POP 4 of 1946, Europe 48 of the 1940s
4 Nat King Cole "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" 1946   US 1940s 1 – November 1946, US 1 for 1 weeks February 1947, US BB 3 of 1946, POP 13 of 1946, RYM 15 of 1946
5 The Ink Spots "To Each His Own" 1946   US 1940s 1 – Sep 1946, US 1 for 1 weeks September 1946, US BB 8 of 1946, POP 24 of 1946, Europe 92 of the 1940s

Top hit recordsEdit

Other recorded popular musicEdit

Published popular musicEdit

Classical musicEdit

PremieresEdit

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Barber, Samuel Cello Concerto 1946-04-05   Boston Garbousova / Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky[2]
Bartók, Béla Piano Concerto No. 3 1946-02-08   Philadelphia Sándor / Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy[3]
Bernstein, Leonard Three Dance Episodes from "On the Town" 1946-02-03   San Francisco San Francisco Symphony – Bernstein[4]
Bernstein, Leonard Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free 1946-01-21   New York City New York City Symphony – Bernstein[5][6]
Boulez, Pierre Douze notations for piano 1946-02-12 1   Paris Grimaud[7]
Britten, Benjamin Occasional Overture 1946-09-29   London BBC SymphonyBoult[8]
Britten, Benjamin The Holy Sonnets of John Donne 1946-11-22   London Pears, Britten[9]
Britten, Benjamin The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra 1946-10-15   Liverpool Royal Liverpool PhilharmonicSargent[10]
Cage, John Three Dances for Two Prepared Pianos 1946-12-11   New York City Ajemian, Masselos[11]
Carter, Elliott Elegy for String Quartet 1946-08-21   Eliot, ME Lanier Quartet[12]
Carter, Elliott Musicians Wrestle Everywhere 1946-02-12   New York City Randolph SingersRandolph[13]
Carter, Elliott Voyage for voice and piano 1946-03-16   New York City Boatwright, Baerwald[14]
Carter, Elliott Warble for Lilac Time 1946-09-14   Saratoga Springs, NY (Spa Festival) Boatwright / Yaddo OrchestraFennell[15]
Copland, Aaron Danzón cubano 1946-02-17   Baltimore Baltimore SymphonyStewart[16]
Copland, Aaron Symphony No. 3 1946-10-18   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky[17]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Ciaccona, Intermezzo e Adagio for cello 1946-02-26   Milan Cassadó[18]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Liriche Greche II – Due liriche di Anacreonte 1946-06-24   Brussels Martin-Metten / Brussels PhilharmonicSouris[19]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Rencesvals 1946-12-19   Brussels Bernac, Poulenc[20]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Sonatina canonica su Capricci di Paganini 1946-03-03   Perugia Scarpini[21]
Ginastera, Alberto Sinfonía elegíaca (Symphony No. 2) 1946-05-31   Buenos Aires [unknown orchestra] – Castro[22]
Guridi, Jesús Sinfonía Pirenaica 1946-06-08   Bilbao Bilbao Municipal OrchestraArámbarri[23]
Henze, Hans Werner Chamber Concerto for piano, flute and strings 1946-09-27   Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Redel, Seemann / Darmstadt Landestheater OrchestraStraub[24]
Ives, Charles Central Park in the Dark (1906) 1946-05-11   New York City Students of the Juilliard SchoolBloomfield[25]
Ives, Charles In Summer Fields (1898) 1946-11-12   Los Angeles Dice, Wenger[26]
Ives, Charles String Quartet No. 2 (1913) 1946-05-11   New York City Students of the Juilliard School[27]
Ives, Charles The Camp Meeting (Symphony No. 3) (1904) 1946-04-05   New York City New York Little SymphonyHarrison[28]
Ives, Charles The Unanswered Question (1906) 1946-05-11   New York City Students of the Juilliard SchoolBloomfield[29]
Jolivet, André Divertissement à la roumaine 1946-12-19   Paris [unknown performers][30]
Jongen, Joseph Mass, Op. 130 1946-06-23   Liège (Cathedral) Jongen
Korngold, Erich Wolfgang Cello Concerto 1946-12-29   Los Angeles Aller / Los Angeles PhilharmonicSvedrofsky[31]
Krenek, Ernst Symphony No. 3 1946-11-22   Minneapolis Minneapolis SymphonyMitropoulos[32]
Krenek, Ernst Symphonic Elegy in memoriam Anton Webern 1946-09-03   Saratoga Springs, NY (Spa Festival) New York PhilharmonicAdler[33]
Krenek, Ernst Tricks and Trifles 1946-03-22   Minneapolis Minneapolis SymphonyMitropoulos[34]
Martin, Frank Petite symphonie concertante 1946-05-17   Zurich Collegium Musicum ZurichSacher[35]
Martinu, Bohuslav Etudes and Polkas for Piano 1946-01-18   Cambridge, MA Firkusny[36]
Messiaen, Olivier Harawi, chant d'amour et de mort 1946-06-27   Brussels Bunlet, Messiaen[37]
Milhaud, Darius Symphony No. 2 1946-12-20   Boston Boston SymphonyPiston[38]
Prokofiev, Sergei Violin Sonata No. 1 1946-10-23   Moscow Oistrakh, Oborin[39]
Schoenberg, Arnold Theme and Variations for Band 1946-06-27   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky[40]
Shostakovich, Dmitri String Quartet No. 3 1946-12-16   Moscow Beethoven Quartet[41]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Victorious Spring 1946-05-08   Moscow NKVD Choreographic and Vocal EnsembleSilantsev[42]
Strauss, Richard Metamorphosen, study for 23 strings 1946-01-25   Zurich Collegium Musicum ZurichSacher[43]
Strauss, Richard Oboe Concerto 1946-02-26   Zurich Tonhalle OrchestraAndreae[44]
Stravinsky, Igor Ebony Concerto for clarinet and jazz band 1946-03-25   New York City Herman / Herman's BandHendel[45]
Stravinsky, Igor Scherzo à la russe 1946-03-22   San Francisco San Francisco Symphony – Stravinsky[46]
Stravinsky, Igor Symphony in Three Movements 1946-01-24   New York City New York Philharmonic – Stravinsky[47]
Tippett, Michael Little Music for Strings 1946-11-09   London Jacques String OrchestraJacques[48]
Tippett, Michael String Quartet No. 3 1946-10-19   London Zorian Quartet[49]
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Piano Concerto No. 1 1946-10-11   Theatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro Ballon / Orquestra Sinfônica do Theatro Municipal – Villa-Lobos[50]
Webern, Anton Cantata No. 1 1946-07-12   London Hooke / BBC Symphony Orchestra and ChorusRankl[51]
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois Capriccio for Piano, improvisations on folk themes 1946-07-12   Horrem Wirtz[52]
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois Drei Geistliche Lieder, improvisations on folk themes 1946-06-18   Cologne Klaembt, Hecker[53]
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois Extemporale, five pieces for piano 1946-04-12   Cologne Wirtz[54]
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois Scherzo sinfonico 1946-05-06   Cologne Gürzenich OrchestraWand[55]

1Radio premiere. The Overture was subsequently withdrawn from Britten's catalogue, and it didn't receive its concert premiere until 1983, by the Chicago Symphony conducted by Raymond Leppard.[8]

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