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1941 in British music

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1941 in British music

This is a summary of 1941 in music in the United Kingdom.

Contents

Events

  • 29 March – Benjamin Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem is premiered in Carnegie Hall by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Barbirolli.
  • 3 April – William Walton's Scapino overture has its premiere in Chicago, conducted by Frederick Stock.
  • May – Arthur Bliss joins the BBC's overseas music service.
  • 10 May – London's Queen's Hall, venue for the Promenade Concerts, is bombed by the Luftwaffe. The Proms re-locate to the Royal Albert Hall.
  • 30 October – On the occasion of Britten's String Quartet No. 1 being performed in Washington, he is awarded the Library of Congress Medal for services to chamber music.
  • Popular music

  • "Could You Please Oblige Us with a Bren Gun?" w.m. Noël Coward
  • "Down Forget-Me-Not Lane" w.m. Horatio Nicholls, Charlie Chester & Reg Morgan
  • "He Wears A Pair Of Silver Wings" w. Eric Maschwitz m. Michael Carr
  • "Hey Little Hen" w.m. Ralph Butler & Noel Gay
  • "London Pride" w.m. Noël Coward
  • "When They Sound The Last All Clear" w.m. Hughie Charles, Louis Elton
  • Classical music: new works

  • Richard Addinsell – Warsaw Concerto
  • Arthur Bliss – String Quartet No. 1
  • Benjamin Britten – String Quartet No. 1
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams – England, my England
  • Opera

  • Benjamin Britten – Paul Bunyan
  • Film and Incidental music

  • Richard Addinsell – Dangerous Moonlight
  • William Walton – Major Barbara, starring Wendy Hiller and Rex Harrison.
  • Musical films

  • He Found a Star, starring Vic Oliver
  • Turned Out Nice Again, starring George Formby
  • You Will Remember, starring Robert Morley and Emlyn Williams
  • Musical theatre

  • 5 March - Apple Sauce revue opens at the Palladium.
  • 24 July - Lady Behave London production opens at His Majesty's Theatre and runs for 401 performances.
  • 19 November - Get a Load of This London production opens at the Hippodrome Theatre and runs for 698 performances.
  • Births

  • 12 January – Long John Baldry, R&B singer (died 2005)
  • 4 February – John Steel, drummer (The Animals and Eggs over Easy)
  • 14 February – Big Jim Sullivan, English guitarist (died 2012)
  • 13 April – Margaret Price, soprano
  • 9 May – Pete Birrell, bass player (Freddie and the Dreamers)
  • 11 May – Eric Burdon, R&B singer (The Animals)
  • 21 May - Martin Carthy, folk musician
  • 9 June – Jon Lord, keyboard player and composer (died 2012)
  • 7 July - Jim Rodford, bass player (The Kinks, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Zombies, The Kast Off Kinks, and Argent)
  • 17 July - Spencer Davis, instrumentalist (The Spencer Davis Group)
  • 20 August – Anne Evans, operatic soprano
  • 10 September – Christopher Hogwood, conductor and harpsichordist
  • 27 October - Don Partridge, singer-songwriter (died 2010)
  • 2 November - Brian Poole, singer (The Tremeloes)
  • 15 November - Rick Kemp, singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Steeleye Span)
  • 24 November - Pete Best, Beatles' original drummer
  • Deaths

  • 10 January – Frank Bridge, composer, 61
  • 19 February – Sir Hamilton Harty, conductor and composer, 61
  • 11 March – Sir Henry Walford Davies, composer, 71
  • 16 August – John Coates, operatic tenor
  • date unknown - William Hargreaves, music hall composer
  • References

    1941 in British music Wikipedia


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