1933 in music

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List of years in music (table)
  • 1930
  • 1931
  • 1932
  • 1933
  • 1934
  • 1935
  • 1936
  • Swing band leader Cab Calloway in 1933

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

    Specific locations

    Specific genres

    Events

    Published popular music

    Biggest hit songs

    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

    Classical music

    Premieres

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

    Compositions

    Opera

    Jazz

    Musical theater

    Musical films

    Births

    Deaths

    References

    1. ^ http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/5983945
    2. ^ Music and History
    3. ^ Music of the Twentieth-century Avant-garde: A Biocritical Sourcebook
    4. ^ Universal Edition
    5. ^ IRCAM
    6. ^ Música en México
    7. ^ Boosey & Hawkes
    8. ^ IRCAM
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