May 1886 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 19 Camille Saint-Saëns' 3rd Symphony in C premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • May 3 Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1971)
  • May 5 Manuel Borguno, composer
  • May 8 Jef van Hoof, Flemish composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • May 12 Hermann Grabner, composer
  • May 13 Joseph Achron, Latvia/US violinist/composer (Golem suite)
  • May 18 Ole Windingstad, composer
  • May 24 Paul Paray, French conductor and composer, born in Le Tréport, France (d. 1979)
  • May 26 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), born in Seredžius, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
  • May 28 Nicolai Sokoloff, near conductor (Seattle Symph), born in Kiev, Ukraine

Deaths in Music

  • May 1 Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer, dies at 56