May 1883 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 5 Léopold Samuel, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • May 5 Petar Konjović, Serbian composer, born in Čurug, Serbia (d. 1970)
  • May 7 Gino Roncaglia, Italian composer, born in Modena, Italy (d. 1968)
  • May 15 Stanley Marchant, English composer, born in London (d. 1949)
  • May 26 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1946)
  • May 28 George Dyson, British organist and composer (The Canterbury Pilgrims), born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (d. 1964)
  • May 28 Luigi Perrachio, Italian pianist, composer (Nove Poemetti; 25 Preludi), and pedagogue (Liceo Musicale Torino), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1966)
  • May 29 William Beatton Moonie, Scottish composer (The Weird of Colbar; Echoes of Perthshire), born in Stobo, Pebbleshire (d. 1961)
  • May 30 Riccardo Zandonai, Italian composer, born in Borgo Sacco, Rovereto, Austria-Hungary (d. 1944)

Deaths in Music

  • May 28 August Freyer, Polish organist (Warsaw Evangelical Church, 1837-83), composer, and pedagogue, dies at 81