May 1890 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 17 Pietro Mascagni's opera "Rustic Chivalry" premieres in Rome at the Teatro Costanzi

Birthdays in Music

  • May 17 Philip James, American composer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • May 20 Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde)
  • May 21 Albert van Raalte, conductor (AVRO-orchestra)
  • May 29 Francis de Bourguignon, Belgian composer, born in Brussels (d. 1961)

Deaths in Music

  • May 6 Hubert Leonard, composer, dies at 71
  • May 28 Viktor Ernst Nessler, composer, dies at 49