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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1938.

List of years in music (table)
Composer and jazz pianist Fats Waller in 1938

Contents

Specific locationsEdit

Specific genresEdit

EventsEdit

Albums ReleasedEdit

Biggest hit songsEdit

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1938.[1]

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Artie Shaw Begin the Beguine 1938 USA US BB 2 of 1938, POP 2 orof 1938, RYM 10 of 1938, RIAA 91, Acclaimed 1163
2 Bob Hope & Shirley Ross Thanks For the Memory 1938 USA Oscar in 1938, AFI 63, RIAA 170, Acclaimed 1316
3 Seven Dwarfs Whistle While You Work 1938 USA US BB 1 of 1938, POP 1 of 1938
4 The Andrews Sisters Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen 1938 USA US BB 5 of 1938, RYM 5 of 1937, POP 5 of 1938, Europe 6 of the 1930s
5 Fred Astaire Nice Work If You Can Get It 1938 USA US BB 13 of 1938, POP 13 of 1938, RYM 20 of 1937, Europe 79 of the 1930s

Top hit recordingsEdit

Top Christmas hitsEdit

  • "Don't Wait 'Till The Night Before Christmas" – Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra

Top blues recordsEdit

Published popular musicEdit

Classical musicEdit

PremieresEdit

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Barber, Samuel Adagio for Strings 1938-11-05   New York City NBC SymphonyToscanini [3]
Britten, Benjamin Piano Concerto 1938-08-18   London (BBC Proms) Britten / BBC SymphonyWood [4]
Bush, Alan Piano Concerto, with baritone and chorus 1938-03-04   London Bush, Noble / BBC SymphonyBoult [5]
Copland, Aaron An Outdoor Overture 1938-12-16   New York City New York High School of Music and Art OrchestraRichter [6]
Copland, Aaron Signature 1938-02-23   New York City High-Low Chamber OrchestraKarman [7]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Sei cori di Michelangelo Buonarroti il giovane 1938-04-26   Prague [unknown ensemble] – Kabelác [8]
Enescu, George Piano Sonata No. 3 1938-12-06   Salle Gaveau, Paris Marcel Ciampi[9]
Ginastera, Alberto Cantos del Tucumán 1938-07-26   Buenos Aires Frías de López Buchardo, [unknown ensemble] [10]
Jolivet, André Ouverture Rondeau for four ondes Martenot, two pianos and percussion 1938-06-02   Paris Lesur, Steytler, Berthier, Breitner, Stein, Chapiro, CarassoEvrard [11]
Jolivet, André Poèmes pour le enfant 1938-05-12   Paris Croiza / [unknown ensemble] – Désormière [12]
Jolivet, André Suite for String Trio 1938-11-24   Paris Trio Pasquier [13]
Krenek, Ernst Piano Concerto No. 2 1938-03-17   Amsterdam Krenek / Concertgebouw OrchestraWalter [14][15]
Piston, Walter Symphony No. 1 1938-04-08   Boston Boston Symphony – Piston [16]
Revultas, Silvestre Sensemayá 1938-12-15   Mexico City [unknown orchestra] – Revueltas [17]
Rubbra, Edmund Symphony No. 2 1938-12-16   London BBC SymphonyRubbra [18]
Schoenberg, Arnold Orchestration of Johannes Brahms' Piano Quartet 1938-05-07   Los Angeles Los Angeles PhilharmonicKlemperer [19]
Shostakovich, Dmitri String Quartet No. 1 1938-10-10   Leningrad Glazunov Quartet [20]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2 1938-11-28   Moscow USSR State Jazz Band [21]
Stravinsky, Igor Dumbarton Oaks Concerto 1938-05-08   Washington DC [unknown ensemble] – Boulanger [22]
Tippett, Michael Piano Sonata No. 1 1938-11-11   London Sellick [23]
Webern, Anton Das Augenlicht 1938-06-17   London (ISCM 38) BBC Symphony Orchestra and ChorusScherchen [24]

CompositionsEdit

OperaEdit

JazzEdit

Musical theaterEdit

Musical filmsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Songs from the Year 1938". tsort.info. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
  2. ^ http://theatreorgans.com/hammond/keng/kenhtml/Austroton78UB2135TipiTin&Bumblebee%28b%29.jpg
  3. ^ "Adagio for Strings" (PDF). Library of Congress.
  4. ^ "Piano Concerto n° 1, Benjamin Britten". brahms.ircam.fr.
  5. ^ "Alan Bush Music Trust – Music – Concertos / Solo Instrument and Orchestra". www.alanbushtrust.org.uk.
  6. ^ "An Outdoor Overture, Aaron Copland". brahms.ircam.fr.
  7. ^ "Signature, Aaron Copland". brahms.ircam.fr.
  8. ^ "Sei cori di Michelangelo Buonarroti il giovane, Luigi Dallapiccola". brahms.ircam.fr.
  9. ^ Elena Zottoviceanu, Adrian Rațiu, and Myriam Marbe, "Premiera Operei Oedip (1934–1936)", in George Enescu: Monografie, 2 vols., edited by Mircea Voicana, 739–876 (Bucharest: Editura Academiei Republicii Socialiste România, 1971): 750.
  10. ^ "Cantos del Tucumán, Alberto Evaristo Ginastera". brahms.ircam.fr.
  11. ^ "Ouverture Rondeau, André Jolivet". brahms.ircam.fr.
  12. ^ "Poèmes pour l'enfant, André Jolivet". brahms.ircam.fr.
  13. ^ "Suite, André Jolivet". brahms.ircam.fr.
  14. ^ "Concerto pour piano et orchestre n° 2, Ernst Krenek". brahms.ircam.fr.
  15. ^ "Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest 1931–1941".
  16. ^ "World Premieres: The 1900s". www.bso.org. Boston Symphony Orchestra.
  17. ^ "Chicago Symphony Orchestra" (PDF).
  18. ^ Schaarwächter, Jürgen (February 27, 2015). "Two Centuries of British Symphonism: From the beginnings to 1945. A preliminary survey. With a foreword by Lewis Foreman. Volume 2". Georg Olms Verlag – via Google Books.
  19. ^ "Johannes Brahms: Klavierquartett g-Moll [original op. 25], Arnold Schoenberg". brahms.ircam.fr.
  20. ^ "Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 1". www.quartets.de.
  21. ^ "Suite n° 2, Dimitri Chostakovitch". brahms.ircam.fr.
  22. ^ "Concerto en mi bémol, Igor Stravinsky". brahms.ircam.fr.
  23. ^ "Sonate n° 1, Sir Michael Tippett". brahms.ircam.fr.
  24. ^ "Das Augenlicht, Op. 26, Anton Webern". brahms.ircam.fr.
  25. ^ "Opera Composers: A". opera.stanford.edu.
  26. ^ The Big Broadcast of 1938 on imdb.com
  27. ^ Gundle, Stephen. Mussolini's Dream Factory: Film Stardom in Fascist Italy. Berghahn Books, 2013. p.153