May 1855 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Theodore Moses Tobani, German composer, born in Hamburg, German Confederation (now Germany) (d. 1933)
  • May 9 Julius Röntgen, German-Dutch composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1932)
  • May 12 Anatoly Lyadov, Russian composer (From the Apocalypse; Bewitched Lake), conductor, and pedagogue (St. Petersburg Conservatory, 1878-1914), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1914)

Deaths in Music

  • May 4 Camille Pleyel, Austrian piano builder, and composer, dies at 66