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Music, Instrumental And Chamber, Open1

Date29 July – 14 August 1948
StatusOlympic
LocationVictoria & Albert Museum, London
Participants6 from 3 countries
JudgeBill AdamGBR
JudgeEric de NormannGBR
JudgeArnold BaxGBR
JudgePaul LeRoiFRA
JudgeBruno RoghiITA
JudgeMalcolm SargentGBR
JudgeGeorge DysonGBR
JudgeStanley MarchantGBR
JudgeEdric CundellGBR

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 competition for instrumental and chamber music - described as “Instrumental Compositions for one or more solo instruments (Solos, duets, chamber music, etc.)” - was held for the third time at the Olympics. Unlike the previous two occasions, a prize was actually awarded, although the gold medal was not handed out. Silver went to Canadian John Weinzweig, a noted classical composer in his country. Weinzweig would become a member of the music faculty at the University of Toronto.

PosCat NrArtist(s)NOCTranslated TitleOriginal TitleTitle in Olympic Report or Catalogue
2John WeinzweigCANDivertimento No 1 for Solo Flute and StringsDivertimento No 1 for Solo Flute and StringsSilver
3Sergio LauricellaITAToccata for pianoToccata per PianoforteBronze
HMJean Coulthard AdamsCANSonata for Oboe and PianoSonata for Oboe and Piano
HMMario PanunziITAQuartett in DQuartetto in Re
ACHarry SomersCANTestament of YouthTestament of Youth
ACJames C. FlynnIRLRowing Rythm (Waltz, Piano Solo)Rowing Rythm (Waltz, Piano Solo)