On This Day

May 1871 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 5 Alberto Cametti, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1935)
  • May 6 August Reusner, German composer, born in Löwenberg, Silesia (d. 1935)
  • May 23 Sigurd Lie, Norwegian composer and conductor, born in Drammen (d. 1904)

Deaths in Music

  • May 12 Daniel François Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo), dies at 89
  • May 24 Francisco Salvador Daniel, French composer, and ethno-musicologist, dies at 40
  • May 26 Aimé Maillart, French opera composer (Les Dragons de Villars), dies at 54