Category 1929

The Life And Times Of Andy Williams Part Four

The Life And Times Of Andy Williams Part Four

Label X and the Cadence years Edit

Williams’s first recordings as a solo artist were done in two sessions for the RCA Victor subsidiary Label X in the mid-1950s. Two songs were recorded at the first session, “Groundhog” and “There Is a Time”, but according to Williams, “Nothing came of this date…. The numbers are still on the shelf.” The four songs from the other session produced two singles: “Why Should I Cry Over You?”/”You Can’t Buy Happiness” and “Now I Know”/”Here Comes That Dream Again”...

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1929 In Musical History

1929 In Musical History

January 1 – Pianist and composer Abram Chasins makes his professional debut playing his own piano concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

January 11 – Karol Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater is premiered.
January 22 – Gordon Jacob’s First String Quartet is premiered by the Spencer Dyke Quartet in London
February 4 – First recording of George Gershwin’s An American in Paris, by Nathaniel Shilkret and the Victor Symphony Orchestra
February 19 – UK première of Béla Bartók’s still-unpublished Third String Quartet, by The Hungarian String Quartet at the Wigmore Hall, London.
May 17 – Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 3 is premiered in Paris.
May 21
Season opening of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, in Paris, with the first performances of Igor Stravinsky’s Ren...

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