On This Day

May 1845 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 12 Gabriel Fauré, French organist, composer (Requiem; Ballade), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1905-20), born in Pamiers, France (d. 1924)

Deaths in Music

  • May 3 Thomas Hood, English poet and composer (The Song of the Shirt), dies at 45
  • May 11 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian composer & pianist child prodigy, dies of tuberculosis at 14