1919 in British music
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This is a summary of 1919 in music in the United Kingdom.
- 7 April – The Original Dixieland Jazz Band arrives in the UK for a 15-month tour.
- August – Anglo-Welsh composer Philip Heseltine concludes a year's stay in Ireland with the writing of a number of songs which will be published under the pseudonym Peter Warlock.
- 22 July – Manuel de Falla's ballet El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) receives its world premiere in London, performed by Ballets Russes.
- 19 August – The Southern Syncopated Orchestra, while touring the UK, performs for King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. Ernest Ansermet's review is considered one of the first serious pieces of jazz criticism.
- 27 October – Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto receives its première in London, performed by Felix Salmond. The concert goes ahead with inadequate rehearsal time, because of Albert Coates, who was conducting the rest of the programme.
Classical music: new works
- Arnold Bax – Tintagel
- Rebecca Clarke – Viola Sonata
- Gustav Holst – Ode to Death
- Ralph Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (revised version)
- Charles Villiers Stanford – A Song of Agincourt
- 22 October – Maggie, with music by Marcel Lattès and lyrics by Adrian Ross, starring Winifred Barnes, opens at the Oxford Theatre, London, where it will run for 108 performances.
- 10 March – Margot Fonteyn, born Margaret Hookham, ballerina (died 1991)
- 13 August – George Shearing, jazz pianist and composer (died 2011)
- 15 August – Bernard Barrell, musician, music teacher and composer (died 2005)
- 2 October
- 11 November – Hamish Henderson, folk song collector (died 2002)
- 3 December – Charles Craig, operatic tenor (died 1997)
- 2 June – Ernest Ford, conductor and composer, 61
- 27 September – Adelina Patti, Italian-French opera singer resident in Wales, 76
- date unknown – Oliveria Prescott, writer and composer, 75/76
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- Boyden, Matthew, et al, The Rough Guide to Opera, Rough Guides, 2002. ISBN 978-1-85828-749-2
- "London musicals 1915–1919" (PDF). Over the Footlights. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
- Forbes, Elizabeth, Obituary: Charles Craig, The Independent, 25 January 1997