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May 1891 in Music History

Events in Music

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May 5 Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is guest conductor

Birthdays in Music

  • May 4 Frederick Jacobi, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1952)
  • May 14 Egon Kornauth, Austrian composer, born in Olmütz, Moravia (d. 1959)
  • May 22 Lucien Cailliet, French-American composer, conductor and teacher (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1919-1937), born in Châlons-sur-Marne, France (d. 1985)
  • May 22 Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1963)
  • May 27 Claude Champagne, Canadian composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1965)

Deaths in Music

  • May 23 Ignace Leybach, French pianist and composer, dies at 73
  • May 26 Frederick Bowen Jewson, Scottish composer, dies at 67