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Art Competitions at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Mixed Music, Compositions For Orchestra

Art Competitions at the 1948 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Date Started: July 29, 1948
Date Finished: August 14, 1948

Gold: POL Zbigniew Turski
Silver: FIN Kalervo Tuukkanen
Bronze: DEN Erling Brene


There is no known list of entrants for the 1948 music competitions, although it is known that Austria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg and Poland sent a total of 36 entries. However, with few exceptions, only the prize winners are known in each category.

The orchestral compositions competition was won by Polish composor/conductor [Zbigniew Turski]. A founder of the Polish-Baltic Philharmonic in 1945, Turski later taught music at Chopin University of Music in Warszawa. Danish composer Erling Brene earned a bronze medal with “Viguer,” a work he had written in 1943, before the official 1 January 1944 deadline for art entries at the 1948 Olympics.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal Title
1 Zbigniew Turski 40 Poland POL Gold Symfonia Olimpijska
2 Kalervo Tuukkanen 38 Finland FIN Silver Karhunpyynti
3 Erling Brene 51 Denmark DEN Bronze Viguer
HM Grażyna Bacewicz 39 Poland POL Kantata olimpijska
HM Einar Englund 32 Finland FIN Epinikia
HM Jan Kapr 34 Czechoslovakia TCH Marathon Scherzo
HM Maurice Thiriet 42 France FRA Le Serment de l'Athlete
HM Stanisław Wiechowicz 54 Poland POL Kantata żniwna
HM Yves Baudrier 42 France FRA Le Grand Voilier
HM Werner Gallusser Switzerland SUI
HM Jean Daetwyler 41 Switzerland SUI
AC Clermont Pépin 22 Canada CAN Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
AC Alexander Brott 33 Canada CAN War and Peace
AC Oskar Morawetz 31 Canada CAN Festival Overture