1925 in music

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List of years in music (table)

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1925.

Recordings made by the new electric microphone process are released in 1925; Art Gillham is featured on this one

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Classical music[edit]

  • Isidor Achron – Violin Concerto No. 1
  • Pedro Humberto Allende
    • Mientras baja la nieve, for voice and piano
    • El surtidor, for voice and piano
    • A las nubes', for voice and piano
    • Ojitas de pena, for voice and piano
    • Tres Tonadas, for orchestra
    • Tempo di minuetto in C major, for piano
    • Tempo de vals, for harp
  • Béla BartókDance Suite (version for piano of an orchestral work written in 1923)
  • Ernest Bloch – Concerto Grosso No. 1, for piano and strings
  • Frank Bridge
    • "Golden Hair", for voice and piano
    • "Journey's End", for tenor or high baritone and piano
    • The Pneu World, for cello and piano
    • Songs of Rabindranath Tagore (3), for voice and piano, or voice and orchestra
    • Vignettes de Marseille, for piano
    • Winter Pastorale, for piano
  • Carlos Chávez
    • Cake Walk, for piano
    • Los cuatro soles, ballet, for soprano and chamber orchestra
    • Energía, for nine instruments
    • Foxtrot, for piano
    • 36, for piano
  • Henry Cowell
    • The Banshee, for string piano
    • Ensemble, for two violins, two cellos, and thundersticks
    • Slow Jig, for piano
  • Frederick DeliusA Late Lark, for voice and orchestra
  • Edward Elgar
    • "The Herald", part-song, SATB
    • "The Prince of Sleep", part-song, SATB
  • Eduardo Fabini
    • A mi río, for mixed choir and orchestra
    • Luz mala, for soprano and orchestra
    • Triste No. 1, version for orchestra
  • John Fernström – Violin Concerto No. 1
  • Jacob GadeJalousie, for cello and piano
  • George GershwinPiano Concerto in F
  • Leopold GodowskyJava Suite
  • William Henry HarrisFaire Is the Heaven
  • Gustav Holst
    • "God Is Love, His the Care", for choir
    • Hymns (4) for Songs of Praise, for choir
    • Motets (2), for choir
    • Ode to C.K.S. and the Oriana, for choir
    • Terzetto, for flute, oboe, and viola
  • Herbert Howells – Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Jacques Ibert – Concerto for cello and wind instruments
  • John IrelandTwo Pieces for Piano 1925
  • Ernst Krenek
    • Die Jahreszeiten, Op. 35, for choir
    • Mammon, Op. 37, ballet, for orchestra
    • Der vertauschte Cupido, Op. 38, ballet, for orchestra
  • Bohuslav Martinů – String Quartet No. 2
  • Carl NielsenSymphony No. 6 Sinfonia Semplice
  • Juan Carlos Paz
    • Chorale in F-sharp major, for piano
    • Cuatro fugas sobre un tema, for piano
    • Piano Sonata No. 2, in B-flat minor
  • Sergei ProkofievSymphony No. 2, Iron and Steel
  • Ottorino Respighi
    • Concerto in modo misolidio, for piano and orchestra
    • Poema autunnale, for violinand orchestra
    • Rossiniana, suite for orchestra
  • Albert Roussel
    • Duo, for bassoon and contrabass
    • Segovia, Op. 29, for guitar
    • Serenade, Op. 30, for flute, string trio, and harp
  • Arnold Schoenberg
    • Drei Satiren, Op. 28, for SATB choir with viola, cello, and piano
    • Vier Stücke, Op. 27, for SATB choir with clarinet, mandolin, violin, and cello
  • Erwin Schulhoff – Symphony No. 1, String Quartet No. 2 ([1])
  • Ruth Crawford Seeger
    • The Adventures of Tom Thumb, for piano
    • Piano Preludes Nos. 1–5
  • Dmitri ShostakovichSymphony No. 1
  • Jean Sibelius
    • Ett ensamt skidspår, for reciting voice and piano
    • Herran siunaus, for choir and organ
    • Intrada, for organ, Op. 111, No. 1
    • Kolme johdantovuorolaulua, for choir and organ
    • Morceau romantique sur un motif de M. Jacob de Julin, for orchestra
    • Narciss, for voice and piano
    • Skolsång, for choir
    • Skyddskårsmarsch, for choir
    • Stormen [The Tempest], Op. 109, incidental music for Shakespeare's play
  • Igor Stravinsky
    • Serenade in A, for piano
    • Suite No. 1, for small orchestra
    • Suite, "d’après thèmes, fragments et pièces de Giambattista Pergolesi", for violin and piano
  • Marcel TournierImages No. 1, Op. 29; Etude de Concert "Au Matin"
  • Joaquín Turina
    • La oración del torero, Op. 34, for lute quartet, also arranged for string quartet or string orchestra
    • La venta de los gatos, Op. 32, for piano
  • Edgard VarèseIntégrales
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
    • Concerto Accademico for violin and strings
    • Flos Campi, for viola, wordless choir, and small orchestra
    • Hymns (5) for Songs of Praise, for choir
    • Two Poems by Seumas O'Sullivan, for voice and piano
    • Three Songs from Shakespeare, for voice and piano
    • Three Poems by Walt Whitman, for baritone and piano
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos
    • Chôros No. 3 ("Pica-páo"), for male choir or seven wind instruments, or both together
    • Chôros No. 5 ("Alma brasileira"), for piano
    • Chôros No. 8, for large orchestra and two pianos
    • Cirandinhas, for piano
    • O Martírio dos Insetos, for violin and orchestra
    • Sul America, for piano
  • William WaltonPortsmouth Point, concert overture
  • Kurt Weill – Violin Concerto
  • Alberto Williams
    • Canciones pasionales, for voice and piano
    • Piezas modernas para los niños, for piano
  • Stefan Wolpe – Three Songs by Heinrich von Kleist



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  2. ^ a b Victor Recording Book log, pp. 4761A, 4783, 4791.
  3. ^ Gelatt, Roland, The Fabulous Phonograph, MacMillan, New York, 1954. ISBN 0-02-542960-4
  4. ^ Shilkret, Nathaniel, ed. Shell, Niel and Barbara Shilkret, Nathaniel Shilkret: Sixty Years in the Music Business, Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland, 2005. ISBN 0-8108-5128-8