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.

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1933 USA pop songs

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Published popular music[edit]

Top Popular Recordings[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest positions in Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954 and record sales reported on the "Discography of American Historical Recordings" website during 1933:[2]

Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra "Night and Day" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #1, US #1 for 10 weeks, 18 total weeks, 22,811 sales
George Olsen and His Music v_Joe Morrison "The Last Roundup" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #2, US #1 for 9 weeks, 24 total weeks
Harold Arlen with Leo Reisman Orchestra "Stormy Weather" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #3, US #1 for 8 weeks, 19 total weeks
Ray Noble and his New Mayfair Orchestra v_Al Bowlly "Love Is the Sweetest Thing" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #4, US #1 for 5 weeks, 16 total weeks
Bing Crosby with Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #5, US #1 for 4 weeks, 14 total weeks
Ted Lewis and His Band "Lazybones" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #6, US #1 for 4 weeks, 11 total weeks
Don Bestor and His Orchestra "Forty-Second Street" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #7, US #1 for 3 weeks, 12 total weeks
Ethel Waters "Stormy Weather" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #8, US #1 for 3 weeks, 11 total weeks
Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians "The Last Roundup" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #9, US #1 for 3 weeks, 8 total weeks
Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra Did You Ever See a Dream Walking? 1933 United States US BB 1933 #10, US #1 for 3 weeks, 6 total weeks
Bing Crosby Shadow Waltz 1933 United States US BB 1933 #11, US #1 for 2 weeks, 8 total weeks
Paul Whiteman and His Band (Vocal Irene Taylor) Willow Weep for Me 1933 United States US BB 1933 #18, US #2 for 2 weeks, 7 total weeks, 8,292 sales[3]
Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) 1933 United States US BB 1933 #12, US #2 for 4 weeks, 10 total weeks
Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra "Night and Day" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #13, US #2 for 3 weeks, 8 total weeks
Bing Crosby Just an Echo in the Valley 1933 United States US BB 1933 #14, US #2 for 2 weeks, 11 total weeks
Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra "Sophisticated Lady" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #25, US #3 for 1 week, 16 total weeks
Don Bestor and His Orchestra "The Last Roundup" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #15, US #2 for 2 weeks, 10 total weeks
Don Bestor and His Orchestra "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #16, US #2 for 2 weeks, 8 total weeks
Ted Lewis and His Band "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #45, US #5 for 1 week, 7 total weeks
Bing Crosby "Thanks" 1933 United States US BB 1933 #19, US #2 for 2 weeks, 7 total weeks

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 [4]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Partita Jan 22, 1933 Italy Florence Pasini / Teatro Comunale OrchestraGui[5]
Kodály, Zoltán Dances of Galánta Oct 23, 1933 Hungary Budapest Budapest Philharmonic Society OrchestraDohnányi[6]
Messiaen, Olivier Fantaisie burlesque Feb 8, 1933 France Paris Casadesus[7]
Revueltas, Silvestre Janitzio Dec 8, 1933 Mexico Mexico City Mexico Symphony – Revueltas [8]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Piano Concerto No. 1 Oct 15, 1933 Soviet Union Leningrad Shostakovich / Leningrad PhilharmonicStiedry[9]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Preludes for piano May 24, 1933 Soviet Union Leningrad Shostakovich [10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trove".
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Record Research.
  3. ^ "Victor 24187 (Black label (popular) 10-in. double-faced) - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  4. ^ "Music and History". Archived from the original on October 19, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  5. ^ Music of the Twentieth-century Avant-garde: A Biocritical Sourcebook
  6. ^ Universal Edition
  7. ^ IRCAM
  8. ^ Música en México
  9. ^ Boosey & Hawkes
  10. ^ IRCAM
  11. ^ Kohl, Katrin & Robertson, Ritchie. A History of Austrian Literature 1918–2000. Camden House, 2006.
  12. ^ Jiménez, Enriqueta (La Prieta Linda) (September 9, 2016). ""Hasta siempre, ojos buenos": La Prieta Linda". Excelsior. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  13. ^ "Vale Colin Brumby (18/06/1933 – 3/01/2018)". abc.net.au/classic/features/vale-colin-brumby/9301580. January 3, 2018. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  14. ^ "Claudio Abbado obituary". the Guardian. January 20, 2014. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  15. ^ Vierhaus, Rudolf, ed. (2005). "Burmester, Willy". Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie (in German). Vol. 2 (2nd ed.). Walter de Gruyter. p. 328. ISBN 978-3-11-094656-7.