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Art Competitions at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Mixed Music

Art Competitions at the 1932 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 30, 1932
Date Finished: August 14, 1932

Silver: TCH Josef Suk

Summary

The brochure described the music entries as follows\: Compositions for singing for one or more persons, with or without piano or orchestral accompaniment, composed for an instrument with or without accompaniment and instrumental chamber music; Compositions for Orchestra (Symphony, harmonium or fanfare band). The performance was not allowed to take more than one hour, and there needed to be a connection to sport. A total of 39 artists participated with as many works from 14 countries.

The jury consisted of\: Ernest Schelling (1878-1939), composer; Rubin Goldmark (1872-1936), pianist and composer; Zygmunt “Sigismund” Denis Antoni Jordan de Stojowski (1870-1946), Polish pianist and composer, since 1905 living in the U.S., all from New York City; Carl Engel (1883-1944), New York, a French-born American pianist and musicologist; and Antanas Jurgelionis (1894-1976), a Lithuanian doctor and sports official, who headed the Lithuanian delegation in Amsterdam 1928.

The gold and the bronze medals were not awarded. The silver medal went to Czech composer Josef Šuk and his March Into a New Life. He was the grandfather of the violinist Josef Šuk (1929-2011) and the son of the famous composer Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904).

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal Title
2 Josef Suk 58 Czechoslovakia TCH Silver March "Into a New Life"
AC Emirto de Lima 42 Colombia COL
AC Abelardo Cuevas Cuba CUB
AC Lenva Cuba CUB
AC Rogelio Pazquez Cuba CUB
AC Hakon Børresen 56 Denmark DEN
AC Felix Labunski 39 France FRA
AC Rudolf Bode 51 Germany GER
AC Wilhelm Guttmann 46 Germany GER
AC Hermann Heiß 34 Germany GER
AC Alphonse Henriquez Haiti HAI
AC Walther Boer 40 Netherlands NED
AC Ernests Elks-Elksnītis 54 Latvia LAT
AC Marc-César Scotto Monaco MON
AC Johs Elvestad 33 Norway NOR
AC Michał Kondracki 29 Poland POL
AC Józef Krudowski Poland POL
AC Armando Mencia Switzerland SUI
AC Johanna Beyer 44 United States USA
AC George Couvreur United States USA
AC Giovanni Del Colle United States USA
AC Lorraine Eckardt 17 United States USA
AC Charles Edson United States USA
AC Charles Fletcher United States USA
AC Mabel Fossler United States USA
AC J. B. Gaskell United States USA
AC Gerardo Iasilli 51 United States USA
AC Nana King United States USA
AC Jessica Lewis United States USA
AC Marjorie Lewis United States USA
AC Pearl Lindsey United States USA
AC Merecki United States USA
AC F. Morgenstern United States USA
AC Grace Nelson United States USA
AC Alfredo Pacheco United States USA
AC Achille Porcasi United States USA
AC Charles Ridgway 54 United States USA
AC Hugo Scherzer 46 United States USA
AC Elise Swanson United States USA