1937 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 1937.

Events[edit]

Biggest hit songs[edit]

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 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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)

Top hit recordings[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Top Blues Records[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Premieres[edit]

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Bartók, Béla Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta 1937-01-21 Switzerland Basel Basel Chamber OrchestraSacher [4]
Benjamin, Arthur Overture to an Italian Comedy 1937-03-02 United Kingdom London [unknown ensemble] – Jacob [5]
Bloch, Ernest Voice in the Wilderness 1937-01-21 United States Los Angeles Borisoff / Los Angeles PhilharmonicKlemperer [6]
Britten, Benjamin On this Island 1937-11-19 United Kingdom London Wyss, Britten [7]
Britten, Benjamin Reveille 1937-04-12 United Kingdom London Brosa, Reizenstein [8]
Britten, Benjamin Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge 1937-08-27 Austria Salzburg (Festival) Boyd Neel OrchestraNeel [9]
Copland, Aaron El Salón México 1937-08-27 Mexico Mexico City Mexico SymphonyChávez [10]
Copland, Aaron Prairie Journal 1937-07-25 United States New York City Columbia SymphonyBarlow [11]
Dallapiccola, Luigi Tre laudi 1937-09-08 Italy Venice (Festival) Vivante / Grupo Strumentale ItalianoSanzogno [12]
Farkas, Ferenc Harp Concertino 1937-03-11 Hungary Budapest Molnár / [unknown ensemble] – Kenessey [13]
Ginastera, Alberto Danzas Argentinas 1937-10-27 Argentina Buenos Aires De Raco [14]
Ginastera, Alberto Suite from Panambí 1937-11-27 Argentina Buenos Aires [unknown ensemble] – Castro [15]
Ives, Charles Psalm 67 (1899) 1937-05-06 United States New York City The Madrigal SingersEngel [16]
Jolivt, André Romantiques 1937-03-20 France Paris Gérar, D'Aleman [17]
Jolivet, André Trois Chants des Hommes 1937-06-04 France Paris Bastard / Paris Conservatory Concerts Society OrchestraModesti
Khachaturian, Aram Piano Concerto 1937-07-12 Soviet Union Moscow Oborin / Moscow PhilharmonicSteinberg [18]
Messiaen, Olivier Fêtes des belles eaux 1937-07-25 France Paris (Expo 37) [unknown ensemble] [19]
Messiaen, Olivier Poèmes pour Mi 1937-06-04 France Paris Bunlet / Paris Conservatory Concerts Society OrchestraDésormière [20]
Milhaud, Darius Suite provençale 1937-09-12 Italy Venice (Festival) [unknown ensemble] – Milhaud [21]
Myaskovsky, Nikolay Symphony No. 17 1937-12-17 Soviet Union Moscow USSR State SymphonyGauk [22]
Myaskovsky, Nikolay Symphony No. 18 1937-10-01 Soviet Union Moscow USSR State SymphonyGauk [22]
Prokofiev, Sergei Suite No. 2 from Romeo and Juliet 1937-04-15 Soviet Union Leningrad Leningrad PhilharmonicMravinsky [23]
Roussel, Albert Cello Concertino 1937-02-06 France Paris Fournier / Concerts Poulet OrchestraSiohan [24]
Rubbra, Edmund Symphony No. 1 1937-04-30 United Kingdom London BBC SymphonyBoult [25]
Schoenberg, Arnold String Quartet No. 4 1937-01-08 United States Los Angeles Kolisch Quartet [26]
Sessions, Roger String Quartet No. 1 1937-04-10 United States Washington DC Coolidge Quartet [27]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Symphony No. 5 1937-11-21 Soviet Union Leningrad Leningrad PhilharmonicMravinsky [28]
Webern, Anton Variations for Piano 1937-10-26 Austria Vienna Stadlen [29]

Compositions[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

George Gershwin in 1937, the year of his death.

References[edit]