On This Day

May 1833 in Music History

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestJohannes Brahms

May 7 Johannes Brahms, German composer and conductor (Hung Dances), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1897)

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms
  • May 9 Boleslaw Dembinski, Polish organist and composer, born in Poznań (d. 1914)

Deaths in Music

  • May 14 Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow, composer, dies at 88
  • May 28 Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, German-Swedish organist, choirmaster, conductor, and composer, dies at 74
  • May 29 William Marshall, Scottish fiddle composer (strathspeys The Marchioness of Huntly), dies at 84
  • May 30 Josef Slavik, Czech composer, dies at 27