Events in Music in 1935

Film Premiere

Feb 22 "The Little Colonel" premieres starring Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore and Bill Robinson, featuring famous stair dance with Hollywood's first interracial dance couple

Music History

Apr 8 Béla Bartók's 5th String quartet premieres in Washington, D.C.

  • Apr 10 Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London

Music History

Jul 13 Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer

Music Premiere

Sep 30 George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess" premieres in Boston

Music Premiere

Oct 12 Cole Porter's musical "Jubilee" opens at the Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 167 performances

Music History

Oct 24 Langston Hughes' stage drama "Mulatto: A Tragedy of the Deep South", opens at Vanderbilt Theatre, NYC; runs for 373 performances

  • Nov 15 "A Night at the Opera", directed by Sam Wood, starring the Marx Brothers, is released
  • Nov 16 Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" closes at 46th Street Theatre, NYC, after 420 performances

Music Premiere

Nov 16 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC