Events in Music in 1934

  • Jan 22 Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Lady MacBeth" premieres in Leningrad

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Feb 10 Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount" premieres in NYC

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Feb 10 Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein's opera Four Saints in Three Acts premieres in NYC
  • Feb 20 Virgil Thomson's opera "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens in NYC

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Feb 22 "It Happened One Night" directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert opens at NY's Radio City Music Hall (Academy Awards Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay 1935)

Actor Clark Gable
Actor
Clark Gable
Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
Actress Claudette Colbert
Actress
Claudette Colbert

Music release#1 in the Charts

May 12 "Cocktails For Two" by Duke Ellington hits #1

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Aug 27 Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin and Yips Harburg's musical 'Life Begins at 8:40' premieres in NYC

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Sep 17 RCA Victor releases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven's 5th)

  • Oct 20 Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau"
  • Dec 27 Vernon Duke & James Hanley's musical premieres in NYC