On This Day

May 1846 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Zygmunt Noskowski, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1909)
  • May 5 Federico Chueca, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1908)
  • May 8 Oscar Hammerstein, German opera and playwright (Kohinoor), born in Stettin, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1919)
  • May 9 Nicolai Soloviev, Russian music critic and composer, born in Petrozavodsk, Russia (d. 1916)
  • May 26 Arthur Coquard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1910)

Deaths in Music

  • May 8 Giacomo Cordella, Italian composer, dies at 59