On This Day

May 1817 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Zikmund Kolešovský, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1868)
  • May 11 Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1909)
  • May 31 Édouard Deldevez, French violinist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1897)

Deaths in Music

  • May 21 Johann Friedrich Christmann, composer, dies at 64