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1926 in British music

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1926 in British music

This is a summary of 1926 in music in the United Kingdom.

Contents

Events

  • c. May - Socialist composer Rutland Boughton stages a performance of his Nativity opera Bethlehem (1915) at Church House, Westminster, in a staging explicitly referencing the 1926 United Kingdom general strike.
  • 6 May - In the midst of the General Strike, a concert of Leos Janácek's work is held at the Wigmore Hall, attended by the composer himself.
  • 8 December - The premiere of Dame Ethel Smyth's Sonata in A minor for cello and piano is held in London, nearly 40 years after the work was composed.
  • 14 December - The mother of teenage composer Benjamin Britten brings his work to the attention of Charles Macpherson.
  • 17 December - Composer John Ireland marries Dorothy Phillips, thirty years his junior, at Chelsea Register Office.
  • 26 December - Granville Bantock's incidental music for Macbeth is used for the first time, in a production at the Prince Theatre, London, starring Sybil Thorndike.
  • date unknown
  • Operatic baritone Leslie Rands marries his D'Oyly Carte co-star Marjorie Eyre.
  • Eugène Goossens, fils, joins the British National Opera Company as a conductor.
  • Sir Walford Davies resigns his professorship at University College, Aberystwyth.
  • Popular music

  • Eric Coates - "By The Tamarisk"
  • Classical music: new works

  • Arnold Bax - Symphony No. 2 in E minor and C major
  • John Ireland - Three Songs, 1926
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • On Christmas Night (ballet)
  • Piano Concerto in C (movements 1 and 2)
  • Six Studies in English Folk Song
  • Gerald Tyrwhitt - The Triumph of Neptune (ballet)
  • Peter Warlock - Capriol Suite
  • Opera

  • Ernest Bryson - The Leper’s Flute, with libretto by Ian Colvin
  • Musical theatre

  • May - Yvonne by Percy Greenbank, Jean Gilbert and Vernon Dukelsky, opens at Daly's Theatre, London.
  • Births

  • 3 January - Sir George Martin, record producer
  • 21 January - Brian Brockless, organist, composer, and conductor (died 1995)
  • 11 February - Alexander Gibson, conductor and founder of the Scottish Opera (died 1995)
  • 20 February – Gillian Lynne, choreographer
  • 14 March - Lita Roza, singer (died 2006)
  • May — Duncan Campbell, trumpeter
  • 2 July - Morag Beaton, operatic soprano (died 2010)
  • 18 July - Bryan Johnson, singer (died 1995)
  • 17 August – George Melly, jazz singer (died 2007)
  • 17 November - Robert Earl, singer
  • 30 December - Stan Tracey, jazz pianist and composer (died 2013)
  • Deaths

  • 8 June - John Hornsey Casson, hymn-tune composer, 82
  • 12 July - Charles Wood, composer, 60
  • 4 November - Robert Newman, co-founder of the Proms, 68
  • References

    1926 in British music Wikipedia


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