1936 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1936.

List of years in music (table)

Specific locations

Specific genres

Events

Biggest hit songs

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1936.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1Bing CrosbyPennies From Heaven1936US Billboard 1 – 1936 (15 weeks), US BB 1 of 1936, Your Hit Parade 1 of 1936, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1936), POP 1 of 1936, Oscar in 1936 (film 'Pennies from Heaven') (Nominated), Music Imprint 8 of 1930s, nuTsie 23 of 1930s, Europe 32 of the 1930s (1936), RYM 41 of 1936, RIAA 129, Acclaimed 1222 (1936)
2Fred AstaireThe Way You Look Tonight1936US Billboard 1 – 1936 (17 weeks), Oscar in 1936 (film 'Swing Time'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1936), US BB 2 of 1936, Your Hit Parade 2 of 1936, POP 2 of 1936, Brazil 26 of 1937, nuTsie 38 of 1930s, RYM 40 of 1936, AFI 43, Europe 94 of the 1930s (1936), Song of 1936
3Billie HolidaySummertime1936Europe 1 of the 1930s (1936), RYM 2 of 1936, US Billboard 12 – 1936 (2 weeks), nuTsie 70 of 1930s, Scrobulate 84 of jazz
4Benny GoodmanGoody Goody1936US Billboard 1 – 1936 (13 weeks), Your Hit Parade 5 of 1936, US BB 6 of 1936, POP 6 of 1936, Brazil 32 of 1936, nuTsie 71 of 1930s
5Benny GoodmanGlory of Love1936US Billboard 1 – 1936 (15 weeks), Your Hit Parade 3 of 1936, US BB 10 of 1936, POP 10 of 1936, Brazil 67 of 1936, nuTsie 96 of 1930s

Top hit recordings

Classical music

Premieres

Sortable table
ComposerCompositionDateLocationPerformers
Barber, SamuelString Quartet1936-12-14 RomePro Arte Quartet [2]
Barber, SamuelSymphony in One Movement (Symphony No. 1)1936-12-13 RomeAugusteo PhilharmonicMolinari [2]
Berg, AlbanViolin Concerto1936-04-19 Barcelona (ISCM)Krasner / Pau Casals OrchestraScherchen [3]
Britten, BenjaminThree Divertimenti for String Quartet1936-02-25 LondonStratton Quartet [4]
Britten, BenjaminOur Hunting Fathers1936-09-25 NorwichWyss / London Philharmonic – Britten [5]
Britten, BenjaminSuite for Violin and Piano1936-04-21 Barcelona (ISCM)Brosa, Britten [6]
Britten, BenjaminTemporal Variations1936-12-12 LondonCaine, Hallis [7]
Chávez, CarlosSinfonía india (Symphony No. 2)1936-04-10 BostonBoston Symphony – Chávez [8]
Copland, AaronStatements1936-01-09 MinneapolisMinneapolis Symphony
Dallapiccola, LuigiMusica per tre pianoforti1936-03-30 GenevaDallapiccola, Orloff, Pasche [9]
Diamond, DavidPsalm for Orchestra1936-12-10 Rochester, NYRochester PhilharmonicHanson [10]
George EnescuSonata No. 2 for cello and piano, Op. 26, No. 21936-3-4 ParisAlexanian, Enescu[11]
Gershwin, GeorgeCatfish Row1936-01-21 PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia OrchestraSmallens [12]
Hindemith, PaulTrauermusik1936-01-21 LondonHindemith / BBC SymphonyBoult [13]
Ifukube, AkiraJapanese Rhapsody1936-04-05 BostonBoston SymphonySevitzky [14]
Jolivet, AndréAndante for Strings1936-05-25 ParisJane Evrard Orchestra [15]
Jolivet, AndréDanse incantatoire1936-06-03 ParisParis SymphonyDésormière [16]
Jolivet, AndréPrélude apocalyptique1936-12-06 ParisMessiaen [17]
Kabalevsky, DmitriPiano Concerto No. 21936-05-12 Moscow [18][Unknown performers]
Kodály, ZoltánBudavári Te Deum1936-09-02 BudapestRitter, Kisfaludy, Laczó, Mezey, Varhelyi / St. Matthew ChurchSugár [19]
Krenek, ErnstFragment from Karl V1936-04-19 Barcelona (ISCM)Meyer / Pau Casals OrchestraAnsermet [20]
Lambert, ConstantSummer's Last Will and Testament1936-01-29 LondonHenderson / Philharmonic Choir, BBC Symphony – Lambert [21]
Martinů, BohuslavConcerto for Flute, Violin and Chamber Orch.1936-12-27 ParisM. Moyse, B. Moyse / Paris Concerts Society OrchestraGaubert [22]
Messiaen, OlivierPièce pour le tombeau de Paul Dukas1936-04-25 ParisNin-Culmell [23]
Messiaen, OlivierVocalise-Étude1936-05-18 ParisQuéru-Bedel, Messiaen [24]
Myaskovsky, NikolayAviation Symphony (Symphony No. 16)1936-10-24 MoscowMoscow PhilharmonicSzenkar [25]
Prokofiev, SergeiPeter and the Wolf1936-05-02 MoscowMoscow Philharmonic – Prokofiev [26]
Prokofiev, SergeiSuite No. 1 from Romeo and Juliet1936-11-24 MoscowMoscow PhilharmonicSebestyén [27][28]
Rachmaninoff, SergeiSymphony No. 31936-11-06 PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia OrchestraStokowski [29]
Revueltas, SilvestreHomenaje a Federico García Lorca1936-11-14 Mexico CityMusicians from the National Conservatory – Revueltas [30]
Strauss, RichardOlympische Hymne1936-08-01 Berlin (Olympics)Berlin Philharmonic, National Socialist Symphony – Strauss [31]
Varèse, EdgardDensity 21.51936-02-16 New York CityBarrère [32]
Vaughan Williams, RalphDona nobis pacem1936-10-02 HuddersfieldFlynn, Henderson / Huddersfield Society, Hallé OrchestraCoates [33]

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