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Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • May 20 Felix Arndt, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1918)
  • May 23 José Padilla, Almería, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge)
  • May 25 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1963)
  • May 25 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), born in Bergen, Norway

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

May 31 Pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (38) weds baroness Helena Maria Rosen

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