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1927 in British music

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1927 in British music

This is a summary of 1927 in music in the United Kingdom.

Contents

Events

  • January
  • Peter Warlock's string serenade is recorded for the National Gramophonic Society, by John Barbirolli and an improvised chamber orchestra; it is the first recording of the composer's work ever to be released.
  • Edward Clark transfers from BBC Newcastle to London as a programme planner, at the request of Percy Pitt.
  • date unknown
  • Following the death of impresario Robert Newman in the previous year, publishers Chappell & Co. withdraw their financial support for The Proms, to be replaced by the BBC.
  • Rebecca Clarke forms the English Ensemble piano quartet with Marjorie Hayward, Kathleen Long and May Mukle.
  • Gustav Holst is commissioned by the New York Symphony Orchestra to write a symphony, but does not do so. Instead, he starts work on the tone poem Egdon Heath, which is premiered by the NYSO in the following year.
  • The first recordings of Frederick Delius's music are conducted by Thomas Beecham for the Columbia label: the "Walk to the Paradise Garden" interlude from A Village Romeo and Juliet, and On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, performed by the orchestra of the Royal Philharmonic Society.
  • Popular music

  • Herbert Farjeon - "I've danced with a man, who's danced with a girl, who's danced with the Prince of Wales".
  • Will Fyffe - "I Belong to Glasgow"
  • Classical music: new works

  • Arnold Bax - Northern Ballad No. 1
  • Arthur Bliss - Oboe Quintet
  • Havergal Brian - Symphony No. 1 Gothic
  • Frank Bridge - Rhapsody: Enter Spring
  • Edward Elgar - Civic Fanfare
  • Gerald Finzi - Violin Concerto
  • Victor Hely-Hutchinson - Carol Symphony
  • John Ireland - Sonatina
  • Constant Lambert - The Rio Grande<
  • Opera

  • Geoffrey Toye - The Red Pen, with libretto by A. P. Herbert.
  • Musical theatre

  • 1 December - The review Clowns in Clover opens at the Adelphi Theatre ; it funs for 508 performances.
  • Births

  • 26 January - Ronnie Scott, jazz musician and club owner (died 1996)
  • 7 February - Laurie Johnson, composer
  • 10 February - Brian Priestman, conductor and music teacher (died 2014)
  • 12 June - Al Fairweather, jazz musician (died 1993)
  • 14 June - Elaine Hugh-Jones, pianist and composer
  • 23 June - Kenneth McKellar, tenor (died 2010)
  • 4 July – Patricia Kern, mezzo-soprano
  • 19 July – John Hopkins, orchestral conductor who worked in the UK, New Zealand and Australia (died 2013)
  • 25 September - Sir Colin Davis, orchestral conductor (died 2013)
  • 9 November - Ken Dodd, comedian and singer
  • 28 October - Cleo Laine, singer
  • 7 December - Helen Watts, contralto (died 2009)
  • 26 December - Denis Quilley, actor and singer (died 2003)
  • Deaths

  • 26 February - Isabel Jay, singer and actress with the d'Oyly Carte Opera Company, 47
  • 17 March - James Scott Skinner, violinist, 83
  • 31 March - Edward Lloyd, concert and oratorio tenor, 82
  • 16 May - Sam Bernard, entertainer, 63
  • 2 November - Fred Billington, singer and actor with the d'Oyly Carte, 63
  • 21 December - Courtice Pounds, singer and actor with the d'Oyly Carte, 65
  • date unknown - Haldane Burgess, writer and musician, 65

    References

    1927 in British music Wikipedia


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