1933 in music

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Swing band leader Cab Calloway in 1933

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1933.

Events[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Biggest hit songs[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1933.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Ethel Waters Stormy Weather 1933 United States US Billboard 1 - 1933 (11 weeks), US BB 3 of 1933, POP 4 of 1933, RYM 8 of 1933, nuTsie 15 of 1930s, Brazil 37 of 1933, Acclaimed 1896 (1933)
2 Duke Ellington Sophisticated Lady 1933 United States RYM 1 of 1933, US BB 2 of 1933, US Billboard 3 - 1933 (16 weeks), POP 3 of 1933, Brazil 78 of 1934, Song of 1940
3 Bing Crosby Shadow Waltz 1933 United States US Billboard 1 - 1933 (8 weeks), POP 9 of 1933, Europe 39 of the 1930s (1933), Brazil 64 of 1933, RYM 80 of 1933
4 Dick Powell Gold Digger's Song (We're in The Money) 1933 United States US BB 1 of 1933, POP 1 of 1933, US Billboard 18 - 1933 (1 week)
5 Bing Crosby You're Getting to Be a Habit 1933 United States US Billboard 1 - 1933 (14 weeks), US BB 10 of 1933, POP 16 of 1933, Europe 42 of the 1930s (1933)

Top hit records[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Premieres[edit]

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Chávez, Carlos Sinfonía de Antígona Dec 15, 1933 Mexico Mexico City Mexico Symphony – Chávez [1]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Partita Jan 22, 1933 Italy Florence Pasini / Teatro Comunale OrchestraGui [2]
Kodály, Zoltán Dances of Galánta Oct 23, 1933 Hungary Budapest Budapest Philharmonic Society OrchestraDohnányi [3]
Messiaen, Olivier Fantaisie burlesque Feb 8, 1933 France Paris Casadesus [4]
Revueltas, Silvestre Janitzio Dec 8, 1933 Mexico Mexico City Mexico Symphony – Revueltas [5]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Piano Concerto No. 1 Oct 15, 1933 Soviet Union Leningrad Shostakovich / Leningrad PhilharmonicStiedry [6]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Preludes for piano May 24, 1933 Soviet Union Leningrad Shostakovich [7]

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Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

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