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Music, Open1

Date30 July – 14 August 1932
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, Los Angeles, California
Participants42 from 14 countries
JudgeErnest SchellingUSA
JudgeRubin GoldmarkUSA
JudgeSigismond de StojowskiPOL
JudgeCarl EngelUSA
JudgeAntanas JurgelionisLTU

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; Sigismond 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 Suk and his March Into a New Life. He was the grandfather of the violinist Josef Suk (1929-2011) and the son of the famous composer Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904).

PosCat NrArtist(s)NOCTranslated TitleOriginal TitleTitle in Olympic Report or Catalogue
2Josef SukTCHMarch "Into a New Life"V nový životSilver
ACEmirto de LimaCOL
ACAbelardo CuevasCUB
ACLenvaCUB
ACRogelio PazquezCUB
ACHakon BørresenDEN
ACFelix LabunskiFRAOlympic HymnOlympic Hymn
ACRudolf BodeGER
ACWilhelm GuttmannGER
ACHermann HeißGER
ACAlphonse HenriquezHAI
ACCoenraad Lodewijk Walther BoerNEDOlympic Hymn 'Citius, Altius, Fortius'Olympiade-Hymne 'Citius, Altius, Fortius'
ACErnests Elks-ElksnītisLAT
ACMarc-César ScottoMON
ACJohs ElvestadNOR
ACMichał KondrackiPOLParadeŻołnierze (Parade)
ACJózef KrudowskiPOL
ACArmando MencíaSUI
ACJohanna BeyerUSA
ACGeorges CouvreurUSAHymn to AppolonHymn to Appolon
ACGiovanni Del ColleUSA
ACLorraine EckardtUSA
ACCharles EdsonUSA
ACCharles FletcherUSA
ACMabel FosslerUSA
ACJ. B. GaskellUSA
ACGerardo IasilliUSA
ACNana KingUSA
ACJessica LewisUSAOlympiad welcomeOlympiad welcome
ACMarjorie LewisUSA
ACPearl ConklinUSA
ACMichael MereckiUSA
ACFloyd MorgensternUSA
ACGrace NelsonUSA
ACFred PachecoUSA
ACAchille PorcasiUSA
ACCharles RidgwayUSA
ACHugo ScherzerUSA
ACElise SwansonUSA
ACPavel BořkovecTCHStartStart
ACLadislav KohoutTCHCorona triumphalisCorona triumphalis
ACJaroslav KřičkaTCHThe Scouts MarchPochod Skautů