1934 in music

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List of years in music (table)

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

Events[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Cole Porter in 1934

Biggest hit songs[edit]

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 United States 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 Canada 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 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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 recordings[edit]

Top Christmas Hits[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Premieres[edit]

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Bax, Arnold Symphony No. 5 1934-01-15 United Kingdom London London PhilharmonicBeecham [1]
Britten, Benjamin Simple Symphony 1934-03-06 United Kingdom Norwich Norwich String Orchestra – Britten [2]
Copland, Aaron Short Symphony 1934-11-23 Mexico Mexico City Mexico SymphonyChávez [3]
Glazunov, Alexander Saxophone Concerto 1934-11-26 Sweden Nyköping Raschèr / Norrköping SymphonyBenner [4]
Hindemith, Paul Mathis der Maler Symphony 1934-03-12 Germany Berlin Berlin PhilharmonicFurtwängler [5]
Holst, Gustav Lyric Movement 1934-04-18 United Kingdom London BBC SymphonyBoult [6]
Ibert, Jacques Flute Concerto 1934-02-24 France Paris Moyse / Paris Conservatory Concert Society OrchestraGaubert [7][8]
Jolivet, André String Quartet 1934-03-24 France Paris Huot Quartet [9]
Rachmaninov, Sergei Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini 1934-11-07 United States Baltimore Rachmaninov / Philadelphia OrchestraStokowski [10]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Cello Sonata 1934-12-25 Soviet Union Leningrad Kubatsky, Shostakovich [11]
Varèse, Edgard Ecuatorial 1934-04-15 United States New York City Baromeo / [unknown ensemble] – Slonimsky [12]
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Suite for Viola and Orchestra 1934-11-12 United Kingdom London Tertis / London PhilharmonicSargent [13]

Compositions[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

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