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1932 in British music

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1932 in British music

This is a summary of 1932 in music in the United Kingdom.

Contents

Events

  • date unknown - Henry Hall becomes Director of the BBC Dance Orchestra.
  • Popular music

  • "The Flies Crawled Up The Window" w.m. Douglas Furber & Vivian Ellis
  • "Love Is The Sweetest Thing" w.m. Ray Noble
  • "Mad About the Boy" w.m. Noël Coward
  • "What More Can I Ask?" w. A. E. Wilkins m. Ray Noble
  • Classical music: new works

  • Arnold Bax
  • Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
  • Sinfonietta
  • Sonata No. 4, for piano
  • Summer Music, for orchestra (revised version)
  • Symphony No. 5
  • "Watching the Needleboats", for voice and piano (text by James Joyce)
  • Arthur Benjamin – Violin Concerto
  • Arthur Bliss – A Colour Symphony
  • Gustav Holst
  • "If 'twer the Time of Lilies", for two-part choir and piano, H187
  • Jazz-Band Piece
  • Jig, for piano, H179
  • John Ireland - A Downland Suite
  • Michael Tippett - String Trio in B Flat
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams - Magnificat for contralto, women's chorus, and orchestra
  • William Walton - 3 Songs to Poems by Edith Sitwell
  • Grace Williams
  • Suite for orchestra
  • Two Psalms for contralto, harp and strings
  • Opera

  • Alfred Reynolds - Derby Day (with libretto by A. P. Herbert)
  • Film and Incidental music

  • John D. H. Greenwood - After Office Hours
  • Musical theatre

  • 16 September - Words and Music, a London revue by Noël Coward, opens at the Adelphi Theatre.
  • Musical films

  • Carmen, directed by Cecil Lewis, starringMarguerite Namara and Thomas F. Burke
  • Goodnight, Vienna, directed by Herbert Wilcox, starring Jack Buchanan, Anna Neagle and Gina Malo
  • The Maid of the Mountains, directed by Lupino Lane, starring Nancy Brown and Harry Welchman
  • Births

  • 3 January - Johanna Peters, operatic mezzo-soprano (died 2000)
  • 19 January - Russ Hamilton, English singer-songwriter died 2008)
  • 29 January - Myer Fredman, British-Australian conductor (died 2014)
  • 31 March - John Mitchinson, operatic tenor
  • 19 May – John Barnes, saxophonist and clarinet player
  • 19 May – Alma Cogan, singer (died 1966)
  • 21 May - Robert Sherlaw Johnson, pianist and composer (died 2000)
  • 31 August - Roy Castle, actor, musician and singer (died 1994)
  • 18 September - Maureen Lehane, operatic mezzo-soprano (died 2010)
  • 19 September - Lol Coxhill, jazz saxophonist (died 2012)
  • 15 November – Petula Clark, singer, actress, and songwriter
  • 26 December - Clive Westlake, songwriter (died 2000)
  • Deaths

  • 28 January - Poldowski, Belgian-born British pianist and composer, 52
  • 3 March - Eugen d'Albert, Scottish-born German pianist and composer, 67
  • 14 May - John Hughes, composer of Cwm Rhondda
  • 22 July - Hugh Blair, organist and composer, 67
  • 23 November – Percy Pitt, organist and conductor, 62
  • 10 December - Percy Fletcher, composer, 52
  • References

    1932 in British music Wikipedia


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