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André Claveau (right) wins at Eurovision 1958

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1958.

Specific locations

Specific genres


Albums released

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts for the longest time in 1958, in their respective countries.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Domenico Modugno Volare 1958 Italy US BB 1 – Aug 1958, US CashBox 1 of 1958, Italy 1 of 1958, Australia 1 for 5 weeks Mar 1958, Grammy in 1958, Canada 2 – Jul 1958, Norway 2 – Oct 1958, South Africa 5 of 1958, Australia 6 of 1958, UK 10 – Sep 1958, RYM 29 of 1958, Europe 34 of the 1950s, DDD 56 of 1958
2 The Kingston Trio Tom Dooley 1958 United States US BB 1 – Oct 1958, Canada 1 – Oct 1958, Norway 1 – Jan 1959, Australia 1 for 10 weeks May 1958, UK 5 – Nov 1958, Australia 5 of 1958, Italy 5 of 1959, South Africa 8 of 1958, Europe 18 of the 1950s, US CashBox 20 of 1958, US BB 37 of 1958, POP 37 of 1958, RYM 89 of 1958, DDD 94 of 1958, RIAA 197, Acclaimed 1001
3 The Everly Brothers All I Have to Do is Dream 1958 United States UK 1 – May 1958 (7 weeks at No.1), US Billboard 1 – Apr 1958 (17 weeks), Canada 1 – Apr 1958 (15 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 9 weeks – Jun 1958, South Africa 1 of 1958, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1958), US BB 2 of 1958, US CashBox 4 of 1958, Your Hit Parade 4 of 1958, DDD 14 of 1958, US invalid BB 26 of 1958, POP 26 of 1958, Europe 28 of the 1950s (1958), UKMIX 45, nuTsie 89 of 1950s, DMDB 98 (1958), Rolling Stone 141, Acclaimed 160 (1958), RYM 5 of 1958, NY Daily Love list 13, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
4 The Everly Brothers Bird Dog 1958 United States Canada 1 – Aug 1958 (13 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 3 weeks – Nov 1958, Australia 1 for 3 weeks – Oct 1958, UK 2 – Sep 1958 (16 weeks), US Billboard 2 – Aug 1958 (18 weeks), Australia 2 of 1958, US CashBox 5 of 1958, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1958, Norway 5 – Oct 1965 (3 weeks), Flanders 12 – Dec 1958 (3 months), US BB 13 of 1958, US invalid BB 25 of 1958, POP 25 of 1958, Europe 33 of the 1950s (1958), DDD 35 of 1958, D.Marsh 40 of 1958, Italy 88 of 1959, UKMIX 341, Acclaimed 1925 (1958), RYM 30 of 1958

Top Hits on record

Published popular music

Other notable songs

Classical music


Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Archer, Violet Piano Trio No. 2 1958-04-20 United States Washington DC ( IAFCM) Balsam, Gottlieb, Klein [7]
Ardévol, José Music for Little Orchestra 1958-04-19 United States Washington FC ( IAFCM) Mexico National SymphonyHerrera de la Fuente [7]
Brian, Havergal Symphony No. 10 1958-11-03 United Kingdom London London PhilharmoniaPope [8]
Caamaño, Roberto Piano Concerto 1958-04-18 United States Washington DC ( IAFCM) Caamaño / USA National SymphonyMitchell [7]
Eisler, Hanns Lenin Requiem 1958-11-22 East Germany East Berlin [9] [Unknown performers]
Ginastera, Alberto String Quartet No. 2 1958-04-19 United States Washington DC ( IAFCM) Juilliard Quartet [7]
Guarnieri, Camargo Chôro for Clarinet and Orchestra 1958-04-20 United States Washington DC ( IAFCM) Wright / USA National SymphonyMitchell [7]
Imbrie, Andrew Violin Concerto 1958-04-22 United States Berkeley, CA Robert Gross / San Francisco SymphonyJordá [10]
Lajtha, Lászlo Revolution Symphony (Symphony No. 7) 1958-04-26 France Paris Hungarian Radio OrchestraLehel [11]
Larsson, Lars-Erik Concertini: No. 5, for Horn 1958-01-24 Sweden Malmö Lanzky-Otto / Malmö SymphonyAxelsson [12]
Larsson, Lars-Erik Concertini: No. 8, for Violin 1958-03-13 Sweden Gothenburg Berlin / Gothenburg SymphonyEckerberg [13]
Ligeti, György Métamorphoses nocturnes (String Quartet No. 1) 1958-05-08 Austria Vienna Ramor Quartet [14]
Martinu, Bohuslav The Epic of Gilgamesh, oratorio 1958-01-24 Switzerland Basel Basel Chamber Orchestra and ChoirSacher [15]
Orrego-Salas, Juan String Quartet No. 1 1958-04-19 United States Washington DC ( IAFCM) Juilliard Quartet [7]
Pettersson, Allan Concerto for Strings No. 3 1958-03-14 Sweden Stockholm Swedish Radio SymphonyMann [16]
Porter, Quincy New England Episodes 1958-04-18 United States Washington DC ( IAFCM) USA National SymphonyMitchell [7]
Shchedrin, Rodion Symphony No. 1 1958-12-06 Soviet Union Moscow Moscow PhilharmonicRakhlin [17]
Stockhausen, Karlheinz Gruppen for three orchestras 1958-03-24 West Germany Cologne-Deutz ( Koelnmesse, Musik der Zeit) Cologne Radio SymphonyStockhausen, Maderna, Boulez [18]
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Symphony No. 9 1958-04-02 United KingdomLondon RPOSargent [19]
Vega, Aurelio de la String Quartet 1958-04-20 United States Washington DC ( IAFCM) Claremont Quartet [7]
Villa-Lobos, Heitor String Quartet No. 15 1958-04-19 United States Washington DC ( IAFCM) Juilliard Quartet [7]
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Symphony No. 12 1958-04-20 United States Washington DC ( IAFCM) USA National SymphonyMitchell


Burlesque, for oboe and piano, Op. 100
Danse rustique, for piano
Fantaisie concertante, for violin and orchestra, Op. 99
"Heure de grâce", for soprano (or tenor) and piano, Op. 98
Silhouettes, for flute and piano, Op. 97
Fanfare for a Joyful Occasion, for orchestra
Preludes (12), for piano
Canzoni (3), for chorus
Liturgie Amienj Gospodie, for chorus
Missa "Fiat voluntas tua", for two voices and organ
Uilenspiegel-variatie, for two violins and orchestra
Cherry Tree Carol, for SATB chorus
King Herod, for SATB chorus
Höhe des Jahres, for four-part male chorus, Op 28
Piano Concerto, Op. 30
Studie, for flute, viola, and guitar, Op. 29
Concertante Music, for piano and orchestra
"Du selber bist das Rad", for mixed chorus
Quintetto sereno, for wind quintet
Concerto, for wind quintet
Praise, for chorus and organ
Concerto, for piano and double string orchestra, Op. 46
Poems of W.H. Auden (5), for soprano or tenor and piano, Op. 53
Elizabethan Songs (6), for voice and piano
Lear: A Study, for orchestra
Suite for Viola Solo (fragmentary)
Suite No. 1 for Violin Solo
Suite No. 2 for Violin Solo
Doubles, for orchestra
Poésie pour pouvoir, for five-channel tape and three orchestral groups
Le Soleil des eaux, for soprano, tenor, bass, STB chorus, and orchestra (revised version)
The Children's Hour, for six solo voicdes, chorus, two trumpets, two trombones, organ, and percussion
In Praise of Learning, for 16 sopranos and 16 percussionists
Joquin, for piccolo and six instruments
Mythical Beasts, for soprano and 16 instruments
Nocturne, for tenor, 7 obbligato instruments, and strings, Op. 60
Noye's Fludde, one-act opera, Op. 59
Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente, for voice and piano, Op. 61
  • Earle BrownPentathis, for flute, bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, harp, piano, violin, viola, and cello
  • Alan Bush
Ballad of Aldermarston, for speaker, chorus, and orchestra
Ballads of the Sea (2), for piano, Op. 50
Mister Playford's Tunes, for piano, Op. 49
The World Is His Song, for baritone, chorus, and orchestra, Op. 51
Aria, for solo voice
Concert, for piano and orchestra
Fontana Mix, for tape
Haiku, for any instruments
Music Walk, for piano (one or more players, also using radio and/or recordings)
Solo for Voice 1
TV Köln, for piano
Variations I, for any number of players, and any means
Books of Study for Pianists (2), for two pianos
Piano Sonata No. 3
Balbuceos, for micro-tonal piano and chamber orchestra
Concerto, for 13-tone piano and orchestra
Endymion, for chorus, Op. 184
The Fiery Furnace (chamber cantata), for baritone, children's voicdes, piano or organ, and percussion, Op. 183
Little Songs (3), for voice and piano
Pastorale and Rondo, for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, Op. 185
Inizio di movimento, for piano
Sequenze, for orchestra
Soliloquy of a Bhiksuni, for trumpet, brass, and percussion
To a Wayfarer, for clarinet, harp, percussion, and strings
America, cycle of four songs for soprano and strings
Chamber Concerto, for cello and 12 wind instruments
Andrée's Birthday, for treble instrument
Birthday Piece, for 2 treble instruments
Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra
Duet, for 2 soprano instruments
[Duet], for 2 treble instruments
Henry's Hornpipe, for treble instrument
Introduction and Allegro, for viola and harpsichord or piano
Jim's B'day, for piano
Love to Sidney, for soprano instrument and piano:Rondo for Brass, for 3 trumpets, 2 horns, and 2 trombones
Lullaby for Philio, for treble instrument:Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 12, for 3 horns
Wedding Rondo, for unaccompanied clarinet
Concerto per la notte di Natale dell'anno 1956, for soprano and chamber orchestra (revised version)
Requiescant, for chorus and orchestra
Prolation, for orchestra
Sextet, for flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, piano, violin, and cello
O Sing unto the Lord (Psalm 48), men's voices and organ
To St Cecilia, for SATB chorus and piano or brass
Motets (2), for chorus, Op. 53
Quartet in D Minor, for organ, violin, viola, and cello, Op. 52
String Quartet
Tertullian Overture, for orchestra
Pezzo sereno, for orchestra
Little Symphony No. 2
Symphony No. 5
Wind Quintet
Lieder (5), for soprano or tenor and piano, Op. 25
Das Stundenlied, for SATB chorus and orchestra, Op. 26
Am 1. Mai, for voice with small orchestra
Steht auf!, for voice and piano
Noche da luna, dance pantomime
Nocturnos, for soprano and chamber orchestra
Chamber Concerto, for piano and strings
Correlations, for piano
Dialogue, for violin and piano
Concerto for violin and wind quintet
"Peace Be unto You", for SATB chorus
City Streets, for orchestra
Dominion Day, for orchestra
Mr Punch, for orchestra
Rhapsody for violin and orchestra
Ixion (Summerspace) (ballet), for ten instruments
Piano, for piano four-hands
Two Instruments, for horn and cello
Étude aux accidents, for tape
Étude aux sons tendus, for tape
Ballet blanc, for two violins and string orchestra
Berceuse royale, for soprano, violin, and string orchestra
Ode, for orchestra (revised version)
Symphony of Chorales, for orchestra
La dame dans la lune, ballet
Divertimento, for horn and orchestra
L'homme entre deux âges, for voice, flute, and string quintet
Hay que bañar al nene (film score)
El límite (incidental music)
Primavera de la vida (film score)
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 26
Pittsburgh Symphony
12 Fünfstimmige Madrigale for mixed chorus
Octet for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, two violas, cello, and double bass
Piano Concerto No. 5, H. 366
The Parables H. 367
Duo No. 2 for Violin and Cello
Pequeño nocturno, for piano
Symphony No. 2 (unfinished)
Tierra (ballet), for orchestra
Cori di Didone, for chorus and percussion
Piccola gala notturna veneziana in onore dei 60 anni di Heinrich Strobel, for 14 instruments
La terra e la compagna, for soprano, tenor, chorus, and instruments
Saluto augurale, for orchestra
Serenata, for flute, harpsichord, percussion, viola, and contrabass
String Quartet
String Trio
I presagi for 11 players: 9 brass and 2 percussion
Tre canti popolari for four-voice mixed choir
Tre canti sacri for eight-voice mixed choir
für stimmen ( ... missa est): dt 31,6, for 12 vocal ensembles
Raum-Zeit Y, for instruments
String Quintet
Symphony No. 4
Kamitsukareta kaoyaku [A Boss Who was Bitten] (film score)
Kokusen'ya, incidental music
Pananpe no omoigakenai shōri no hanashi [The Story of Panape's Unexpected Victory], for tenor, baritone, clarinet, vibraphone, piano, guitar, and percussion
Solitude sonore, for orchestra
Sora, uma, soshite shi [Sky, Horse and Death], for tape
Tableau noir, for speaker and chamber orchestra
Yume no hoshi [A Star in a Dream] (television music)
Utau dake, for chorus
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Eight Miniatures, for piano
Bendita sabedoria, for six-part choir
Fantasia, for wind orchestra
Fantasia concertante, for orchestra of cellos (at least 32 instruments)
Green Mansions (film score, concert arrangement as Forest of the Amazon)
Magnificat alleluia, solo voice, chorus, and orchestra
A menina das nuvens, musical adventure in three acts
Dust of Sorrow, for SATB choir
The Hour Glass (dramatic scene)
The Way a Crow, for SATB choir
Analogique A, for string ensemble
Concret PH, for 2-track tape
Impromptu, for orchestra
Omnia tempus habent, canatata for soprano and 17 instruments



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Eurovision Song Contest

Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition


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