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1930 in British music

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1930 in British music

This is a summary of 1930 in music in the United Kingdom.

Contents

Events

  • 5 April - 25-year-old Michael Tippett gives a concert at Oxted consisting entirely of his own works—a Concerto in D for flutes, oboe, horns and strings; settings for tenor of poems by Fry; Psalm in C for chorus and orchestra, again with a text by Fry; piano variations on the song "Jockey to the Fair"; and a string quartet.
  • 22 October The London-based BBC Symphony Orchestra gives its first concert in Queen's Hall, conducted by Adrian Boult.
  • Popular music

  • "By the Sleepy Lagoon", by Eric Coates
  • "Someday I'll Find You", by Noël Coward
  • "The White Dove" w. Clifford Grey m. Franz Lehár
  • Classical music: new works

  • William Alwyn - Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Arnold Bax - Winter Legends
  • Arthur Bliss - Morning Heroes (oratorio)
  • Edward Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5 in C
  • Gustav Holst - A Choral Fantasia
  • John Ireland
  • Legend for piano and orchestra
  • Piano Concerto in E flat
  • Peter Warlock - Carillon Carilla
  • Film and Incidental music

  • Ernest Irving - Birds of Prey
  • Musical theatre

  • 25 June - The Love Race opens at the Gaiety Theatre where it runs for 237 performances.
  • 30 October - Nippy (music by Billy Mayerl; book and lyrics by Arthur Wimperis and Frank Eyton), starring Binnie Hale, opens at the Prince Edward Theatre and runs for 137 performances.
  • Musical films

  • Elstree Calling, starring Teddy Brown
  • Harmony Heaven, starring Polly Ward
  • Just for a Song, starring Lillian Hall-Davis, Roy Royston and Constance Carpenter.
  • The Nipper, starring Betty Balfour
  • Births

  • 17 February - Frank Wappat, singer and radio host (died 2014)
  • 5 March - Isla Cameron, actress and folk singer (died 1980)
  • 10 March - Jimmie Macgregor, folk singer
  • 17 April - Chris Barber, jazz trombonist
  • 30 May - Gordon Langford, composer and arranger
  • 1 June - Edward Woodward, actor and singer (died 2009)
  • 20 July - Sally Ann Howes, actress and singer
  • 1 August - Lionel Bart, composer and lyricist (died 1999)
  • 13 August - Bernard Manning, comedian and singer (died 2007)
  • 12 October - Cyril Tawney, singer-songwriter (died 2005)
  • 1 November - John Scott, conductor and composer
  • 2 November - Peter Hope, composer and arranger, also known as William Gardner
  • 1 December - Matt Monro, singer (died 1985)
  • Deaths

  • 17 February - Louise Kirkby Lunn, operatic contralto, 56
  • 22 June - Mary Davies, singer, 75
  • 17 December - Peter Warlock, composer, 36
  • References

    1930 in British music Wikipedia


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