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1936 in British music

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1936 in British music

This is a summary of 1936 in music in the United Kingdom.

Contents

Events

  • 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.
  • Popular music

  • "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
  • Classical music: new works

  • Arnold Bax
  • 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
  • Film and Incidental music

  • Hubert Bath - Tudor Rose
  • Musical theatre

  • 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.
  • Musical films

  • 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.
  • Births

  • 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
  • Deaths

  • 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
  • References

    1936 in British music Wikipedia


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