On This Day

May 1884 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Felipe Boero, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1958)
  • May 19 Arthur Meulemans, Flemish composer, conductor, and music teacher (Adriaen Brouwer), born in Aarschot, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • May 22 Alceo Toni, Italian composer, born in Lugo di Romagna (d. 1969)
  • May 27 Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafka, born in Prague (d. 1968)

Deaths in Music

  • May 12 [Friedrich] Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer (The Bartered Bride; Má Vlast; Moldau), dies at 60
  • May 17 Louis Brassin, Belgian pianist, composer and music educator, dies at 43