May 1881 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 11 Bedrich Smetana's opera "Libusa" premieres in Prague

Birthdays in Music

  • May 11 Jan van Gilse, composer/resistance fighter (Frau Helga von Staveren)
  • May 11 Pascual Rogatis, composer
  • May 13 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer
  • 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)