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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1934.

List of years in music (table)

Contents

Specific locationsEdit

Specific genresEdit

EventsEdit

Published popular musicEdit

 
Cole Porter in 1934

Biggest hit songsEdit

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1934.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Benny Goodman Moon Glow 1934   US Billboard 1 – 1934 (15 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1936), US BB 4 of 1934, POP 4 of 1934, RYM 8 of 1934, Europe 15 of the 1930s (1934), nuTsie 73 of 1930s, Song of 1936
2 Paul Whiteman Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 1934   US Billboard 1 – Dec 1933 (15 weeks), US BB 2 of 1934, POP 2 of 1934, RYM 15 of 1934, Brazil 51 of 1935, nuTsie 72 of 1930s, Europe 80 of the 1930s (1934)
3 Leo Reisman The Continental 1934   US Billboard 1 – 1934 (7 weeks), Oscar in 1934 (film The Gay Divorcee), US BB 7 of 1934, POP 7 of 1934, Brazil 51 of 1936, Europe 71 of the 1930s (1934)
4 Duke Ellington Cocktails for Two 1934   US Billboard 1 – 1934 (15 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1934), US BB 8 of 1934, POP 8 of 1934, Brazil 22 of 1934, nuTsie 43 of 1930s
5 Bing Crosby Love in Bloom 1934   US Billboard 1 – 1934 (15 weeks), Oscar in 1934 (film She Loves Me Not) (Nominated), US BB 19 of 1934, POP 19 of 1934, Europe 37 of the 1930s (1934), Brazil 46 of 1934, RYM 60 of 1934

Top hit recordingsEdit

Top Christmas hitsEdit

Classical musicEdit

PremieresEdit

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Bartók, Béla Cantata Profana 1934-05-25   London BBC Symphony Orchestra and Wireless Chorus, Aylmer Buesst (conductor), Trefor Jones (tenor), Frank Phillips (baritone) [4]
Bax, Arnold Symphony No. 5 1934-01-15   London London PhilharmonicBeecham[5]
Britten, Benjamin Simple Symphony 1934-03-06   Norwich Norwich String Orchestra – Britten [6]
Copland, Aaron Short Symphony 1934-11-23   Mexico City Mexico SymphonyChávez [7]
Glazunov, Alexander Saxophone Concerto 1934-11-26   Nyköping Raschèr / Norrköping SymphonyBenner [8]
Hindemith, Paul Mathis der Maler Symphony 1934-03-12   Berlin Berlin PhilharmonicFurtwängler [9]
Holst, Gustav Lyric Movement 1934-04-18   London BBC SymphonyBoult [10]
Ibert, Jacques Flute Concerto 1934-02-24   Paris Moyse / Paris Conservatory Concert Society OrchestraGaubert [11][12]
Jolivet, André String Quartet 1934-03-24   Paris Huot Quartet [13]
Rachmaninov, Sergei Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini 1934-11-07   Baltimore Rachmaninov / Philadelphia OrchestraStokowski [14]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Cello Sonata 1934-12-25   Leningrad Kubatsky, Shostakovich [15]
Varèse, Edgard Ecuatorial 1934-04-15   Town Hall, New York City Baromeo / [ensemble, incl. Lichter, Forstat, Weinrich] – Slonimsky[16][17]
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Suite for Viola and Orchestra 1934-11-12   London Tertis / London PhilharmonicSargent [18]

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Musical filmsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bathgate, Gordon (2012). "Voices from the Ether: The History of Radio". Lulu.com. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  2. ^ Brian A. L. Rust; Sandy Forbes (1987). British dance bands on record 1911 to 1945. General Gramaphone Publications. ISBN 978-0-902470-15-6.
  3. ^ Richard Anthony Baker (31 May 2014). British Music Hall: An Illustrated History. Pen and Sword. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-4738-3718-8.
  4. ^ Gillies, Malcolm. "Bartók, Béla". Grove Music Online, Oxford University Press, 2007– . accessed 11 October 2013.
  5. ^ London Philharmonic
  6. ^ IRCAM
  7. ^ IRCAM
  8. ^ Interlude
  9. ^ Paul Hindemith: A Guide to Research
  10. ^ Hyperion Records
  11. ^ Flutepage
  12. ^ Iseguacidepan
  13. ^ IRCAM
  14. ^ "San Francisco Symphony Orchestra". Archived from the original on 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  15. ^ IRCAM
  16. ^ IRCAM
  17. ^ H[oward]. T[aubman]., "New Music by Pan-Americans", The New York Times (16 April): 2.
  18. ^ London Philharmonic