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Events in Music

  • May 18 Emmanuel Chabrier's opera "Le Roi Malgré Luis" premieres in Paris
  • May 25 Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Vernon Castle, English-American dancer, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1918)
  • May 11 Paul Wittgenstein, left handed pianist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1961)
  • May 12 Nandor Zsolt, composer
  • May 30 Gino Tagliapietra, Italian pianist and composer (Antologia di musica antica e moderna per pianoforte), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (d. 1954)

Deaths in Music

  • May 23 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer, dies at 74