On This Day

May 1866 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 30 Opera "Die Verkaufte Braut" premieres (Prague)

Birthdays in Music

  • May 13 Ottokar Eugen Novacek, composer
  • May 17 Erik Satie, French composer (Gymnopédies), born in Honfleur, Normandy (d. 1925)
  • May 31 Vladimir Rebikov, Russian pianist and composer, born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia (d. 1920)

Deaths in Music

  • May 17 Adolf Bernhard Marx, German composer, dies at 70