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May 1889 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

May 18 Jules Massenet's opera "Esclarmonde" premieres in Paris

Composer Jules Massenet
Composer
Jules Massenet

Birthdays in Music

  • May 20 Felix Arndt, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1918)
  • May 25 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú; Réquiem; Misa de Gloria), born in San Fernando, Argentina (d. 1963)
  • May 25 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1972)
  • May 28 José Padilla, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights; Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge), born in Almería, Spain

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

May 31 Polish pianist, and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski (38) weds Polish baroness, social activist, and humanitaran Helena Maria von Rosen (32) in Warsaw

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski