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Biggest hit singlesEdit

The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1948.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Pee Wee Hunt Twelfth Street Rag 1948   US 1940s 1 – Jul 1948, US 1 for 8 weeks Aug 1948, Peel list 1 of 1947, US BB 4 of 1948, POP 7 of 1948, RYM 20 of 1948
2 Art Mooney I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover 1948   US 1940s 1 – Jan 1948, US BB 1 of 1948, US 1 for 3 weeks Feb 1948, POP 1 of 1948
3 Nat King Cole Nature Boy 1948   US 1940s 1 – Apr 1948, US 1 for 7 weeks May 1948, US BB 9 of 1948, RYM 9 of 1948, POP 17 of 1948, Europe 90 of the 1940s, Acclaimed 1793
4 Dinah Shore Buttons & Bows 1948   US 1940s 1 – Oct 1948, US 1 for 10 weeks Nov 1948, US BB 3 of 1948, POP 3 of 1948, Europe 91 of the 1940s, RYM 102 of 1948
5 Kay Kyser The Woody Woodpecker Song 1948   US 1940s 1 – Jun 1948, US 1 for 6 weeks Jul 1948, US BB 13 of 1948, POP 21 of 1948, Europe 76 of the 1940s, RYM 95 of 1948

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Published popular musicEdit

 
Songwriter Irving Berlin in 1948

Classical musicEdit

PremieresEdit

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Antheil, George Symphony No. 5 1948-12-31   Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [2]
Barber, Samuel Excursions 1948-12-22   New York City Behrend [3]
Barber, Samuel Knoxville: Summer of 1915 1948-04-09   Boston Steber / Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [4]
Berg, Alban Altenberg Lieder (1912) 1948-09-14   Venice (Biennale) Martin-Metten / La FeniceScherchen [5]
Berkeley, Lennox Piano Concerto 1948-08-31   London (Proms) Horsley / London SymphonyCameron [6]
Britten, Benjamin A Charm of Lullabies 1948-01-03   The Hague Evans, De Nobel [7]
Britten, Benjamin Saint Nicholas, cantata 1948-06-05   Albeburgh (Festival) Pears / Aldeburgh Festival ChorusWoodgate [8]
Cage, John In a Landscape 1948-08-20   Black Mountain, NC Cage [9][10]
Cage, John Suite for Toy Piano 1948-08-22   Black Mountain, NC Cage [11]
Castelnuovo Tedesco, Mario Coriolano, overture 1948-09-08   Venice (Biennale) RAI Symphony Orchestra in RomePrevitali [5]
Cerha, Friedrich Six Lieder 1948-11-30   Vienna Ceska, Wünsch [12]
Copland, Aaron The Red Pony suite 1948-10-30   Houston Houston Symphony Orchestra, Kurtz[13]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Quattro liriche di Antonio Machado 1948-12-03   Brussels Martin-Metten, Dallapiccola [14]
Diamond, David Symphony No. 4 1948-01-23   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [15]
Dohnányi, Ernst von Symphony No. 2 (1944) 1948-11-23   London Chelsea SymphonyDel Mar [16]
Dutilleux, Henri Piano Sonata 1948-04-30   Paris Joy [17]
Fine, Irving Toccata Concertante 1948-10-22   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [18]
Foss, Lukas Recordare 1948-12-31   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [19]
Hanson, Howard Piano Concerto 1948-12-31   Boston Firkusny / Boston Symphony – Hanson [2]
Henze, Hans Werner Symphony No. 1 1948-08-26   Bad Pyrmont [unknown orchestra] – Fortner [20]
Henze, Hans Werner Violin Concerto No. 1 1948-12-12   Baden-Baden Stanske / SWF SymphonyBour [21]
Hindemith, Paul Das Marienleben (2nd version) 1948-11-03   Hannover Kupper, Seemann [22]
Ives, Charles Piano Trio (1915) 1948-05-28   Berea, OH Poinar, Pierce, Wolaver [23]
Ives, Charles Three Harvest Home Chorales (1915) 1948-03-03   New York City The Collegiate ChoraleShaw [24]
Jolivet, André Concerto for Ondes Martenot 1948-04-23   Vienna Martenot / [unknown orchestra] – Jolivet [25]
Jolivet, André Suite delphique 1948-04-22   Vienna Vienna Philharmonic – Jolivet [26]
Kabalevsky, Dmitri Violin Concerto 1948-10-29   Moscow Bezrodny / Moscow Conservatory SymphonyTerian [27]
Lutoslawski, Witold Symphony No. 1 1948-04-06   Katowice Polish National Radio SymphonyFitelberg [28]
Maderna, Bruno Concerto for Two Pianos 1948-09-17   Venice (Biennale) Gorini, Lorenzi / [unknown ensemble] – Gracis [5]
Malipiero, Gian Francesco Sinfonia in memoriam (Symphony No. 4) 1948-02-27   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [19]
McDonald, Harl Saga of the Mississippi 1948-04-09   Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [29]
Moeran, Ernest John Serenade in G 1948-09-02   London (Proms) London SymphonyCameron [6]
Mortari, Virgilio Due salmi funebri in memoria di Alfredo Casella 1948-09-17   Venice (Biennale) Bozzi Luca / [unknown ensemble] – Gracis [5]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai Symphony on Russian Themes (Symphony No. 26) 1948-12-28   Moscow [unknown orchestra] – Gauk [30]
Nabokov, Nicolas The Return of Pushkin 1948-01-02   Boston Koshetz / Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [31]
Ohana, Maurice Trois poèmes de Saadi 1948-03-06   Paris French Radio National OrchestraGiardino [32]
Piston, Walter Symphony No. 3 1948-01-09   Boston Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [19]
Rawsthorne, Alan Symphonic Studies 1948-09-14   Venice (Biennale) La Fenice OrchestraScherchen [5]
Rawsthorne, Alan Violin Concerto No. 1 1948-07-01   Cheltenham (Festival) Olof / Hallé OrchestraBarbirolli [33]
Rosenthal, Manuel Christmas Symphonies 1948-12-23   Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [29]
Rota, Nino String Quartet 1948-09-15   Venice (Biennale) Poltronieri Quartet [5]
Schaeffer, Pierre Cinq études de bruits 1948-10-05   Paris [electronic music] [34]
Schoenberg, Arnold A Survivor from Warsaw 1948-11-04   Albuquerque, NM Smith / Albuquerque Civic Symphony OrchestraFrederick [35]
Scott, Cyril Oboe Concerto 1948-09-13   London (Proms) Goossens / London SymphonyRobinson [6]
Searle, Humphrey Fuga giocosa 1948-08-06   London (Proms) London SymphonyCameron [6]
Shapero, Harold Symphony for Classical Orchestra 1948-01-30   Boston Boston SymphonyBernstein [19]
Stevens, Bernard Fugal Overture 1948-08-13   London (Proms) BBC SymphonySargent [6]
Stravinsky, Igor Mass for Chorus and Winds 1948-10-27   Milan Members of the La Scala Orchestra and ChorusAnsermet [36]
Thomson, Virgil Suite from Louisiana Story 1948-11-26   Philadelphia Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [29]
Tippett, Michael Suite in D 1948-11-15   London BBC SymphonyBoult [37]
Toch, Ernst Hyperion, dramatic overture 1948-04-01   Cleveland Cleveland OrchestraSzell [38]
Turchi, Guido Music for Orchestra 1948-09-08   Venice (Biennale) RAI Symphony Orchestra in RomePrevitali [5]
Vlad, Roman Symphony in Three Movements 1948-09-08   Venice (Biennale) RAI Symphony Orchestra in RomePrevitali [5]

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