May 1869 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 2 The Folies Trévise (later cabaret hall Folies Bergère) opens as an opera house in Paris, France

Birthdays in Music

  • May 5 Hans Pfitzner, German composer (Palestrina), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1949)
  • May 11 Francisco Lacerda, Portuguese composer, conductor, and musicologist, born in Ribeira Seca, Portugal (d. 1934)

Deaths in Music

  • May 10 Wilhelm Bernhard Molique, German composer and violonist, dies at 66