May 1914 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 15 Henri Rabaud's opera "Marouf, Savetier de Caire" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • May 9 Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
  • May 9 Frank Chacksfield, arranger/orchestra leader
  • May 9 Hank Snow, Nova Scotia Canada, country singer (I Went to Your Wedding)
  • May 15 Pierre Froidebise, composer
  • May 17 Guido Masanetz, composer
  • May 22 Sun Ra, American musician (d. 1993)
  • May 23 Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine)
  • May 23 Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher
  • May 25 Dorothy Sarnoff, American operatic soprano, Broadway actress (Rosalinda), author and pioneer of the self-help movement (Speech Can Change Your Life, Speech Dynamics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • May 27 Hugh Le Caine, composer
  • May 30 Bobby Sherwood, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • May 31 Akira Ifukube, composer

Deaths in Music

  • May 7 Edward Mollenhauer, composer, dies at 87
  • May 25 Paolo Giorza, composer, dies at 81
  • May 28 Adolf Gustaw Sonnenfeld, composer, dies at 76