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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1947.

List of years in music (table)
Musicians including Thelonious Monk and Roy Eldridge in New York City in 1947

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Biggest hit songsEdit

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1947.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Francis Craig Near You 1947   US 1940s 1 – Sep 1947, US 1 for 12 weeks Sep 1947, US BB 6 of 1947, POP 14 of 1947, Europe 85 of the 1940s, RIAA 355
2 James Baskett Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah 1947   US BB 1 of 1947, Oscar in 1947, POP 1 of 1947, AFI 47
3 Vaughn Monroe Ballerina 1947   US 1940s 1 – Nov 1947, US 1 for 10 weeks Dec 1947, US BB 7 of 1947, POP 7 of 1947, Europe 56 of the 1940s
4 Ted Weems Heartaches 1947   US 1940s 1 – Mar 1947, US 1 for 12 weeks Mar 1947, US BB 11 of 1947, POP 20 of 1947
5 Perry Como Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep) 1947   US 1940s 1 – Jun 1947, US 1 for 3 weeks Jun 1947, US BB 13 of 1947, POP 21 of 1947

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Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Arnold, Malcolm Symphony for Strings 1947-04-29   London Riddick String OrchestraRiddick [4]
Barber, Samuel Suite from Medea 1947-12-05   Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [5]
Boulez, Pierre Flute Sonatina 1947-02-28   Brussels Van Boterdael, Mercenier [6]
Britten, Benjamin Canticle I: My Beloved is Mine and I am His 1947-11-01   London Pears, Britten [7]
Carter, Elliott Piano Sonata 1947-03-05 1   New York City Sykes [8]
Cerha, Friedrich Märchenland, pieces for piano 1947-02-25   Vienna Schnürl [9]
Chagrin, Francis Prelude and Fugue for Orchestra 1947-09-02   London (Proms) London PhilharmonicCameron [10]
Copland, Aaron In the Beginning 1947-05-02   Cambridge, MA Tangeman / Harvard University ChoirShaw [11]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Liriche Greche I: Cinque Frammenti di Saffo (1942) 1947-07-07   Turin László / [unknown ensemble] – Caracciolo [12]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Two Etudes for Violin and Piano 1947-04-28   Basel Materassi, Dallapiccola [13]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Two Pieces for Orchestra 1947-11-03   London Turin Radio SymphonyRossi [14]
Duruflé, Maurice Requiem 1947-11-02   Paris Bouvier, Mauranne / French National Radio Symphony Orchestra and ChoirDésormière [15]
Enescu, George Piano Quartet No. 2 1947-10-31   Washington, DC (Library of Congress) Albeneri Trio with Katims[16]
Engelmann, Hans Ulrich Violin Sonata 1947-07-27   Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Seitz, Baer [17]
Englund, Einar War Symphony (Symphony No. 1) 1947-01-17   Helsinki Helsinki PhilharmonicFuntek [18]
Fortner, Wolfgang Shakespeare-Songs 1947-07-25   Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Baum, Roloff [17]
Foss, Lukas Song of Songs 1947-03-07   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [19]
Ginastera, Alberto Duo for Flute and Oboe 1947-02-23   New York City Smith, Wann [20]
Ginastera, Alberto Hieremiae Prophetae Lamentationes 1947-07-21   Buenos Aires Lagun Onak ChoirCastro [21]
Ginastera, Alberto Pampeana No. 1, for violin and piano 1947-02-23   New York City De Conte, Tosar [22]
Ginastera, Alberto Suite de danzas criollas 1947-07-26   Buenos Aires Firkusny [23]
Hartmann, Karl Amadeus China Kampft, overture 1947-07-27   Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Landestheater OrchestraScherchen [17]
Heiss, Hermann Inventions for Violin and Cello 1947-07-12   Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Müller-Gündner, Day [17]
Heiss, Hermann Lieder der Liebe 1947-07-13   Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) U. Heiss, H. Heiss [17]
Henze, Hans Wener Flute Sonatina 1947-07-27   Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Redel, Roloff [24]
Henze, Hans Werner Concertino for Piano, Winds and Percussion 1947-10-15   Baden-Baden SWF SymphonyEgk [25]
Henze, Hans Werner String Quartet No. 1 1947-04-??   Heidelberg Freund Quartet [26]
Honegger, Arthur Deliciae basiliensis (Symphony No. 4) 1947-01-21   Basel Basel Chamber OrchestraSacher [27]
Jacob, Gordon Bassoon Concerto 1947-08-20   London (Proms) Camden / BBC SymphonyBoult [10]
Jolivet, André Piano Sonata No. 1 1947-01-27   Paris Grimaud [28]
Jolivet, André Psyché, symphonic mouvement 1947-03-05   Brussels [unknown orchestra] – André [29]
Khachaturian, Aram Symphony-Poem (Symphony No. 3) 1947-12-13   Leningrad Leningrad PhilharmonicMravinsky [30]
Korngold, Erich Wolfgang Violin Concerto 1947-02-15   St. Louis Heifetz / St. Louis SymphonyGolschmann [31]
Krenek, Ernst Symphony No. 4 1947-11-27   New York City New York PhilharmonicMitropoulos [32]
Lewis, Anthony Elegy and Capriccio for Trumpet and Orchestra 1947-08-01   London (Proms) Eskdale / London SymphonySargent [10]
Liebermann, Rolf Furioso 1947-07-27   Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Landestheater OrchestraScherchen [17]
Maderna, Bruno Introduzione e Passacaglia "Lauda Sion Salvatorem" 1947-04-03   Florence Florence Communal Theatre Symphony – Maderna [33]
Malipiero, Gian Francesco Sinfonia concertante in eco (Symphony No. 5) 1947-11-03   London [unknown performers] [34]
Martinu, Bohuslav Symphony No. 5 1947-05-28   Prague (Spring) Czech PhilharmonicKubelik[35]
Martinu, Bohuslav Toccata e due canzoni 1947-01-21   Basel Basel Chamber OrchestraSacher [36]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai Pathetic Overture 1947-10-19   Moscow USSR State SymphonyGauk [37]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai String Quartet No. 12 1947-11-30   Moscow Beethoven Quartet [38]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai The Kremlin at Night, cantata-nocturne 1947-11-15   Moscow Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and ChoirAnosov [38]
Persichetti, Vincent Symphony No. 3 1947-11-21   Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [5]
Prokofiev, Sergei Symphony No. 6 1947-10-11   Leningrad Leningrad PhilharmonicMravinsky [39]
Schoenberg, Arnold String Trio 1947-05-01   Cambridge, MA Members of the Walden Quartet [40]
Sessions, Roger Symphony No. 2 1947-01-09   San Francisco San Francisco SymphonyMonteux [41]
Sessions, Roger Violin Concerto (1935) 1947-11-14   Minneapolis Krasner / Minneapolis SymphonyMitropoulos [42]
Stravinsky, Igor Concerto in D for strings 1947-01-27   Basel Basel Chamber OrchestraSacher [43]
Tubin, Eduard Symphony No. 5 1947-11-16   Stockholm Stockholm Philharmonic – Carl Garaguly [44]
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Bachianas brasileiras No. 8 (1944) 1947-08-06   Rome Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra – Villa-Lobos [45]
Walton, William String Quartet No. 2 1947-05-04   London Blech Quartet [46]
Webern, Anton Five Canons on Latin Texts for soprano and two clarinets 1947-06-18   Vienna Setingruber, Wildgans, Bartosek [47]
Zimbalist, Efrem Violin Concerto 1947-11-28   Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [5]
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois Concerto for Orchestra 1947-09-22   Cologne Gürzenich OrchestraWand [48]
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois Sinfonia prosodica 1947-09-09   Mönchengladbach Vestisches SinfonieDecker [49]

1 Concert premiere. The Sonata was recorded by Webster Aiken for a radio broadcast one month earlier, on February 7.[8]

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ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ https://archive.org/details/mbid-47ec1899-c909-4d5f-b38c-4920df8f57d9
  3. ^ The Billboard 27 April 1946 P. 124
  4. ^ Malcolm Arnold: A Bio-Bibliography
  5. ^ a b c "New Music Box" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 31, 2015. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  6. ^ Werkstatt-Spuren: die Sonatine von Pierre Boulez
  7. ^ Good Morning Britten
  8. ^ a b IRCAM
  9. ^ IRCAM
  10. ^ a b c BBC
  11. ^ IRCAM
  12. ^ IRCAM
  13. ^ IRCAM
  14. ^ Chandos
  15. ^ Maurice Duruflé, The Man and His Music
  16. ^ Pascal Bentoiu, Masterworks of George Enescu: A Detailed Analysis, translated by Lory Wallfisch (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010), 451–52. ISBN 978-0-8108-7665-1 (cloth) ISBN 978-0-8108-7690-3 (ebook).
  17. ^ a b c d e f Im Zenit der Moderne. Die Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt 1946-1966.
  18. ^ YLE
  19. ^ Boston Symphony Orchestra
  20. ^ IRCAM
  21. ^ IRCAM
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  23. ^ IRCAM
  24. ^ Im Zenit der Moderne. Die Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt 1946-1966
  25. ^ IRCAM
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  27. ^ Bach Cantatas
  28. ^ IRCAM
  29. ^ IRCAM
  30. ^ Musicweb International
  31. ^ New York Philharmonic
  32. ^ IRCAM
  33. ^ IRCAM
  34. ^ Orchestra Virtuale del Flaminio
  35. ^ Bohuslav Martinu: A Research and Information Guide
  36. ^ Paul Sacher Stiftung
  37. ^ Nikolay Myaskovsky: The Conscience of Russian Music
  38. ^ a b Nikolai Myaskovsky: The Conscience of Russian Music
  39. ^ Mariinsky Theatre
  40. ^ IRCAM
  41. ^ The Great American Symphony: Music, the Depression and the War
  42. ^ Roger Sessions: A Biography
  43. ^ IRCAM
  44. ^ Program Notes to BIS recording (hosted at Chandos.net)
  45. ^ Indiana University
  46. ^ William Walton: Muse of Fire
  47. ^ IRCAM
  48. ^ IRCAM
  49. ^ IRCAM
  50. ^ Hillenbrand, Markus. "Klassika: Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957): Cellokonzert A-Dur / a-Moll". www.klassika.info. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
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  52. ^ Oliver Leaman (December 16, 2003). Companion Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African Film. Routledge. pp. 109–. ISBN 978-1-134-66252-4.