May 1891 in Music

Events in Music


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

  • May 6 Conductors on London General Omnibus Company go on strike
  • May 15 Jules Massenet's opera "Griselde" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • May 4 Frederick Jacobi, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1952)
  • May 14 Egon Kornauth, composer
  • May 22 Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist (d. 1963)
  • May 27 Claude Adonai Champagne, composer

Deaths in Music

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