1937 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1937.

List of years in music (table)

Specific locationsEdit

Specific genresEdit

EventsEdit

Biggest hit songsEdit

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1937.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Benny Goodman Sing, Sing, Sing 1937   Grammy Hall of Fame in 1982 (1937), US BB 3 of 1938, Peel list 3 of 1937, POP 3 of 1938, nuTsie 4 of 1930s, US Billboard 7 – 1938 (6 weeks), Music Imprint 16 of 1930s, Brazil 54 of 1939, RIAA 205, Acclaimed 526 (1937), WXPN 766
2 Count Basie One O'Clock Jump 1937   US BB 1 of 1937, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1979 (1937), POP 1 of 1937, US Billboard 12 – Jun 1947 (2 weeks), nuTsie 12 of 1930s, Scrobulate 13 of swing, Music Imprint 18 of 1930s, RYM 21 of 1937, RIAA 211, Acclaimed 824 (1937)
3 Fred Astaire They Can't Take That Away From Me 1937   US Billboard 1 – 1937 (11 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1937), Oscar in 1937 (film 'Shall We Dance') (Nominated), US BB 3 of 1937, POP 3 of 1937, RYM 34 of 1937, Europe 89 of the 1930s (1937), Acclaimed 2182 (1937)
4 Bing Crosby Sweet Leilani 1937   US Billboard 1 – 1937 (25 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1937, Oscar in 1937 (film 'Waikiki Wedding'), US BB 7 of 1937, POP 7 of 1937, Europe 29 of the 1930s (1937), nuTsie 75 of 1930s
5 Duke Ellington Caravan 1937   US Billboard 4 – 1937 (18 weeks), RYM 6 of 1937, US BB 9 of 1937, POP 9 of 1937, Brazil 57 of 1938, nuTsie 58 of 1930s, Scrobulate 88 of jazz, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009 (1937)

Number one hit songs (in order)Edit

Published popular musicEdit

Top blues recordsEdit

Classical musicEdit

PremieresEdit

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Bartók, Béla Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta 1937-01-21   Basel Basel Chamber OrchestraSacher[7]
Benjamin, Arthur Overture to an Italian Comedy 1937-03-02   London [unknown ensemble] – Jacob[8]
Bloch, Ernest Voice in the Wilderness 1937-01-21   Los Angeles Borisoff / Los Angeles PhilharmonicKlemperer[9]
Britten, Benjamin On this Island 1937-11-19   London Wyss, Britten [10]
Britten, Benjamin Reveille 1937-04-12   London Brosa, Reizenstein[11]
Britten, Benjamin Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge 1937-08-27   Salzburg (Festival) Boyd Neel OrchestraNeel[12]
Copland, Aaron El Salón México 1937-08-27   Mexico City Mexico SymphonyChávez[13]
Copland, Aaron Prairie Journal 1937-07-25   New York City Columbia SymphonyBarlow[14]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Tre laudi 1937-09-08   Venice (Festival) Vivante / Grupo Strumentale ItalianoSanzogno[15]
Farkas, Ferenc Harp Concertino 1937-03-11   Budapest Molnár / [unknown ensemble] – Kenessey[16]
Ginastera, Alberto Danzas Argentinas 1937-10-27   Buenos Aires De Raco[17]
Ginastera, Alberto Suite from Panambí 1937-11-27   Buenos Aires [unknown ensemble] – Castro[18]
Ives, Charles Psalm 67 (1899) 1937-05-06   New York City The Madrigal SingersEngel[19]
Jolivet, André Romantiques 1937-03-20   Paris Gérar, D'Aleman[20]
Jolivet, André Trois Chants des Hommes 1937-06-04   Paris Bastard / Paris Conservatory Concerts Society OrchestraModesti
Khachaturian, Aram Piano Concerto 1937-07-12   Moscow Oborin / Moscow PhilharmonicSteinberg[21]
Messiaen, Olivier Fêtes des belles eaux 1937-07-25   Paris (Expo 37) [unknown ensemble] [22]
Messiaen, Olivier Poèmes pour Mi 1937-06-04   Paris Bunlet / Paris Conservatory Concerts Society OrchestraDésormière[23]
Milhaud, Darius Suite provençale 1937-09-12   Venice (Festival) [unknown ensemble] – Milhaud [24]
Myaskovsky, Nikolay Symphony No. 17 1937-12-17   Moscow USSR State SymphonyGauk[25]
Myaskovsky, Nikolay Symphony No. 18 1937-10-01   Moscow USSR State SymphonyGauk[25]
Prokofiev, Sergei Suite No. 2 from Romeo and Juliet 1937-04-15   Leningrad Leningrad PhilharmonicMravinsky[26]
Roussel, Albert Cello Concertino 1937-02-06   Paris Fournier / Concerts Poulet OrchestraSiohan[27]
Rubbra, Edmund Symphony No. 1 1937-04-30   London BBC SymphonyBoult[28]
Schoenberg, Arnold String Quartet No. 4 1937-01-08   Los Angeles Kolisch Quartet[29]
Sessions, Roger String Quartet No. 1 1937-04-10   Washington DC Coolidge Quartet[30]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Symphony No. 5 1937-11-21   Leningrad Leningrad PhilharmonicMravinsky[31]
Webern, Anton Variations for Piano 1937-10-26   Vienna Stadlen[32]

CompositionsEdit

OperaEdit

JazzEdit

Musical theaterEdit

Musical filmsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

 
George Gershwin in 1937, the year of his death.

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