May 1868 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

May 9 Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres, conducted by the composer

  • May 16 Bedřich Smetana's opera "Dalibor" premieres at the New Town Theatre in Prague

Birthdays in Music

  • May 6 Gaston Leroux, French writer (The Phantom of the Opera), born in Paris (d. 1927)
  • May 13 Paolo Gallico, Italian-American pianist and composer (The Apocalypse), born in Trieste, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Italy) (d. 1955)

Deaths in Music

  • May 3 Olof Wilhelm Uddén, Swedish composer, dies at 68