|Covid-19|January – Benjamin Britten collaborates with W. H. Auden on the film Night Mail
June – Sir Malcolm Sargent courts controversy by giving an interview to the Daily Telegraph in which he says that an orchestral musician does not deserve a "job for life" and should "give of his lifeblood with every bar he plays". Musicians take offence because of their support of him during his recent recovery from tuberculosis.
1 September – Arthur Rubinstein plays John Ireland's Piano Concerto in E-flat major at the Proms at Queen's Hall.
25 September – Sophie Wyss sings the premiere of Britten's Our Hunting Fathers in Norwich, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer.
"Has Anybody Seen Our Ship?" w.m. Noël Coward
"Let's Have A Tiddley At The Milk Bar", w.m. Noel Gay, sung by Nellie Wallace
"The Window Cleaner", by Fred Cliff, Harry Gifford and George Formby
Threnody and Scherzo
String Quartet No. 3 in F major
Benjamin Britten – Our Hunting Fathers
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Dona Nobis Pacem
Percy Whitlock – Sonata for Organ in C minor
Hubert Bath - Tudor Rose
22 December - The London production of Balalaika opens at the Adelphi Theatre and runs for 570 performances.
11 September - Careless Rapture (Ivor Novello) opens at the Theatre Royal on and runs for 295 performances.
Ball at Savoy, directed by Victor Hanbury, starring Conrad Nagel and Marta Labarr
The Beloved Vagabond, directed by Curtis Bernhardt, starring Maurice Chevalier, Betty Stockfeld, Margaret Lockwood and Austin Trevor
Dodging the Dole, directed by John E. Blakeley, starring Barry K. Barnes and Dan Young
Everybody Dance, starring Cicely Courtneidge
It's Love Again, directed by Victor Saville, starring Jessie Matthews, Robert Young and Sonnie Hale.
Limelight, directed by Herbert Wilcox, starring Anna Neagle, Arthur Tracy and Jane Winton.
Southern Roses, directed by Frederic Zelnik, starring George Robey, Gina Malo and Chili Bouchier.
4 January – John Gorman, entertainer (The Scaffold)
29 January – Malcolm Binns, pianist
23 February - Trevor Beeton, plumber
22 March – Roger Whittaker, Kenyan-born singer-songwriter
29 March – Richard Rodney Bennett, composer and pianist (died 2012)
20 April – Christopher Robinson, organist and conductor
2 May – Engelbert Humperdinck, singer
7 May – Cornelius Cardew, composer and musicologist (died 1981)
25 June – Roy Williamson, folk singer-songwriter (died 1990)
26 July – Mary Millar, singer and actress (died 1998)
2 August – Anthony Payne, composer
16 September – Gordon Beck, jazz pianist (died 2011)
24 October – Bill Wyman, rock bassist
5 November – Richard Drakeford, composer (died 2009)
14 November – Freddie Garrity, singer (Freddie and the Dreamers) (died 2006)
17 December – Tommy Steele, singer
23 January – Dame Clara Butt, operatic contralto, 63
11 February – Florence Smithson, singer, 51 (post-operative complications)
4 March – Ernest Pike, tenor, 64 (cerebral haemorrhage)
18 May – Alick Maclean, conductor and composer, 63
4 June – Mathilde Verne, pianist and teacher, 71
15 August – Sir Henry Lytton, Gilbert & Sullivan comic baritone, 71
11 November – Sir Edward German, composer, 74
1936 in British music Wikipedia
This is a summary of 1936 in music in the United Kingdom.