On This Day

May 1844 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • May 3 Richard D'Oyly Carte, English opera impresario (Gilbert & Sullivan operas), born in London (d. 1901)
  • May 8 Hermann Gradener, German composer, born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1929)
  • May 28 Léon Vasseur, French composer, born in Bapaume, France (d. 1917)
  • May 30 Louis Varney, French composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1908)

Deaths in Music

  • May 21 Guiseppi Baini, composer, dies at 68