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Albums releasedEdit

Biggest hit singlesEdit

The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1953.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 Dean Martin That's Amore 1953   US BB 1 of 1953, POP 1 of 1953, UK 2 – Jan 1954, US 1940s 2 – Nov 1953, RYM 2 of 1953, Scrobulate 47 of Italian, DDD 73 of 1953, Party 101 of 2007
2 Les Paul & Mary Ford Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You) 1953   US 1940s 1 – Jun 1953, US 1 for 11 weeks Aug 1953, Italy 2 of 1954, US BB 3 of 1953, POP 3 of 1953, UK 7 – Nov 1953, RYM 24 of 1953, Europe 97 of the 1950s
3 Perry Como Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes 1953   UK 1 – Jan 1953, US 1940s 1 – Dec 1952, US 1 for 5 weeks Jan 1953, US BB 20 of 1953, POP 20 of 1953, RYM 31 of 1953
4 Eddie Fisher I'm Walking Behind You 1953   UK 1 – May 1953, US 1940s 1 – May 1953, US 1 for 2 weeks Jul 1953, US BB 16 of 1953, POP 23 of 1953, RYM 119 of 1953
5 Hank Williams Your Cheatin' Heart 1953   RYM 1 of 1953, DDD 2 of 1953, US BB 4 of 1953, POP 4 of 1953, RIAA 34, Scrobulate 87 of country, Rolling Stone 213, Acclaimed 286

US No. 1 hit singlesEdit

These singles reached the top of US Billboard magazine's charts in 1953.

First week Number of weeks Title Artist
January 10, 1953 5 "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" Perry Como
February 14, 1953 5 "Till I Waltz Again With You" Teresa Brewer
March 21, 1953 8 "The Doggie in the Window" Patti Page
May 16, 1953 10 "The Song from Moulin Rouge" Percy Faith & his Orchestra
July 25, 1953 2 "I'm Walking Behind You" Eddie Fisher
August 8, 1953 9 "Vaya con Dios" Les Paul & Mary Ford
October 10, 1953 4 "St. George and the Dragonet" Stan Freberg
November 7, 1953 2 "Vaya con Dios" Les Paul & Mary Ford
November 21, 1953 6 "Rags to Riches" Tony Bennett

Top hits on recordEdit

Top R&B and country hits on recordEdit

Published popular musicEdit

Classical musicEdit

PremieresEdit

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Bloch, Ernest Suite hébraïque for Viola and Orchestra 1953-01-01   Chicago Preves / Chicago SymphonyKubelik [1]
Boulez, Pierre Structures book 1, for two pianos 1953-05-04   Cologne Grimaud, Loriod[2]
Carter, Elliott String Quartet No. 1 1953-02-26   New York Walden Quartet[3]
Chávez, Carlos Sinfonía romántica (Symphony No. 4) 1953-02-11   Louisville, KY Louisville OrchestraChávez[4]
Chávez, Carlos Symphony for Strings (Symphony No. 5) 1953-12-01   Los Angeles Los Angeles Chamber OrchestraChávez[5]
Goldschmidt, Berthold String Quartet No. 2 1953-07-14   London London String Quartet [6]
Hartmann, Karl Amadeus Concerto for piano, winds and percussion 1953-10-10   Donaueschingen (Musiktage) Bergmann / SWF SymphonyRosbaud[7]
Holmboe, Vagn Sinfonia boreale (Symphony No. 8) 1953-03-05   Copenhague Danish Radio SymphonyKletzki[8]
Honegger, Arthur A Christmas Cantata 1953-12-18   Basel Basel Chamber ChoirSacher[9]
Imbrie, Andrew String Quartet No. 2 1953-12-05   New York City Kroll Quartet[10]
Kabalevsky, Dmitri Piano Concerto No. 3 1953-??-??   Moscow Ashkenazy / Moscow Philharmonic – ?[11]
Martinů, Bohuslav Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra 1953-02-19   Cleveland Veissi / Cleveland OrchestraSzell[12]
Milhaud, Darius Symphony No. 5 1953-10-16   Turin RAI National SymphonyMilhaud[13]
Montsalvatge, Xavier Concierto breve for piano and orchestra 1953-12-20   Barcelona de Larrocha / Barcelona Philharmonicde Froment[14]
Montsalvatge, Xavier Poema Concertante for violin and orchestra 1953-05-25   Barcelona Szeryng / Barcelona Municipal OrchestraToldrà[15]
Racine Fricker, Peter Viola Concerto 1953-09-03   Edinburgh (Festival) Primrose / London PhilharmoniaBoult[16]
Rubbra, Edmund Viola Concerto 1953-04-15   London BBC SymphonySargent[17]
Shostakovich, Dmitri String Quartet No. 5 1953-11-13   Moscow Beethoven Quartet[18]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Symphony No. 10 1953-12-17   Leningrad Leningrad PhilharmonicMravinsky[19]
Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontra-Punkte 1953-05-26   Cologne (ISCM World Music Days) members of the WDR SymphonyScherchen[20]
Stockhausen, Karlheinz Schlagquartett 1953-03-23   Munich (Musica Viva) Porth, Gschwendner, Peinkofer, Kaul[21]
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Sinfonia antartica (Symphony No. 7) 1953-01-14   Manchester Ritchie / Hallé OrchestraJohn Barbirolli[22]
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Alvorada na Floresta Tropical for orchestra 1953-??-??   Louisville, KY Louisville OrchestraWhitney[23]
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Piano Concerto No. 4 1953-01-09   Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA Segall / Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraVilla-Lobos[24]

CompositionsEdit

OperaEdit

  • The Decembrists (Yuri Shaporin) first staged 23 June 1953 at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
  • The Dumb Wife (Joseph Horovitz), premiered 21 November 1953 at the Guildhall School, London, by the Intimate Opera Company.
  • Gloriana (Benjamin Britten) composed 1953, first performed on 8 July 1953 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in the presence of Elizabeth II.
  • Irmelin (Frederick Delius) composed 1890–92; first produced Oxford, 4 May 1953.
  • Lenora 40/50 (Rolf Liebermann) first produced in Berlin on 12 February 1953 at the State Opera House in the British sector.
  • Man of Enterprise (Denis Bloodworth) first produced on 8 December 1953 at Tiffin School, Kingston, Surrey, by the school operatic society.
  • Menna (Arwel Hughes) premiered by the Welsh National Opera at the Pavilion in Cardiff on 9 November, with the composer conducting.
  • Nelson (Lennox Berkeley), premiered in a concert performance 14 February 1953 by the English Opera Group at Wigmore Hall, London.
  • Sevil (Fikrat Amirov)
  • Three's Company (Antony Hopkins), premiered 21 November 1953 at the Guildhall School, London, by the Intimate Opera Company.
  • The Tinners of Cornwall (Inglis Gundry), premiered 30 September 1953 at Rudolf Steiner Hall, conducted by Geoffrey Corbett.

JazzEdit

Musical theaterEdit

Musical filmsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BLOCH: America / Suite Hebraique".
  2. ^ Martin Iddon, New Music at Darmstadt: Nono, Stockhausen, Cage, and Boulez, Music since 1900 (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press): 69. ISBN 9781107033290.
  3. ^ Sitsky, Larry (1 January 2002). "Music of the Twentieth-century Avant-garde: A Biocritical Sourcebook". Greenwood Publishing Group – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Web(UK), Music on the. "CHAVEZ Complete Symphonies VOXBOX CDX5061 [RB]: Classical CD Reviews- June 2005 MusicWeb-International".
  5. ^ "Music and History".
  6. ^ "Berthold Goldschmidt – String Quartet No.2".
  7. ^ Schott Music
  8. ^ BIS Records
  9. ^ "Une Cantate de Noël (Honegger) – from CDA67688 – Hyperion Records – MP3 and Lossless downloads".
  10. ^ Forgotten Books
  11. ^ "KABALEVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 3 / RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Piano Concerto".
  12. ^ "Martinů: Rhapsody-Concerto, Viola Sonata, Duo... – Bohuslav Martinu par Maxim Rysanov".
  13. ^ "1953". 18 September 2009.
  14. ^ Montsalvatgecompositor.com
  15. ^ "Xavier Montsalvatge Compositor".
  16. ^ Schott Music
  17. ^ "Viola Concerto in A major, Op 75 (Rubbra) – from CDA67587 – Hyperion Records – MP3 and Lossless downloads".
  18. ^ Kuhn, Judith (1 January 2010). "Shostakovich in Dialogue: Form, Imagery and Ideas in Quartets 1–7". Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. – via Google Books.
  19. ^ Fay, Laurel E. (1 January 2005). "Shostakovich: A Life". Oxford University Press – via Google Books.
  20. ^ AG, Universal Edition. "Universal Edition: Karlheinz Stockhausen – Kontra-Punkte".
  21. ^ AG, Universal Edition. "Universal Edition: Karlheinz Stockhausen – Schlagtrio".
  22. ^ "Sinfonia Antartica/Scott Of The Antarctic – CD41".
  23. ^ David P. Appleby, Heitor Villa-Lobos: A Bio-Bibliography, Bio-Bibliographies in Music 9 (New York, Westport, London: Greenwood Press, 1988): 114. However, Lisa Peppercorn, "Villa-Lobos's Last Years", translated from the German by Robert L. Jacobs, The Music Review 40, no. 4 (November 1979): 285–99, reprinted with corrigenda/addenda in Villa-Lobos: Collected Studies (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1992): 89–105, gives the date of the first performance as 23 January 1954, by the Louisville Orchestra and Whitney, but for the recording later issued by First Edition Records and not in a public concert (pp. 293 / 97, respectively, and corrigenda 105).
  24. ^ Villa-Lobos, sua obra, Version 1.0. (MinC / IBRAM, and the Museu Villa-Lobos, 2009, based on the third edition, 1989): 58.

Works cited

  • Anon. 1953. "Soprano Leaves New York Opera: Night Club Engagement". The Times, issue 52738 (27 September): 6.
  • Morawska-Büngeler, Marietta. 1988. Schwingende Elektronen: Eine Dokumentation über das Studio für Elektronische Musik des Westdeutschen Rundfunks in Köln 1951–1986. Cologne-Rodenkirchen: P. J. Tonger Verlag.