May 1881 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 11 Bedřich Smetana's opera "Libuše" premieres iat the Natonal Theater, in Prague

Birthdays in Music

  • May 11 Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer (Frau Helga von Staveren; Thijl), conductor, and anti-Nazi resistance fighter, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • May 13 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian contralto singer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1943)
  • May 24 Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský, Slovak composer, born in Trnava, Slovakia (d. 1958)
  • May 29 Frederik Septimus Kelly, Australian-British composer and rower (Summer Olympic gold, 1908), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1916)