On This Day

May 1892 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 21 Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Howard Barlow, American conductor (Voice of Firestone), born in Plain City, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • May 9 Eric Westberg, Swedish composer, born in Hudiksvall, Sweden (d. 1944)
  • May 14 Arthur Vincent Lourie, Russian composer, born in Propoysk, Russia (d. 1966)
  • May 14 Felix Petyrek, Austrian composer, born in Brno, Austria (d. 1951)
  • May 16 Richard Tauber [Ernst Seiffert], Austria/British, tenor/conductor
  • May 18 Ezio Pinza, Italian American operatic bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1957)
  • May 22 Louis van Tulder, Dutch tenor (From Office Stool to High C), born in Amsterdam (d. 1969)
  • May 31 Louis Fourestier, composer
  • May 31 Willem Ravelli, baritone singer

Deaths in Music

  • May 2 Wilhelm Rust, German musicologist and composer, dies at 69
  • May 5 Jan Nepomuk Škroup, Czech composer, dies at 80
  • May 6 Ernest Guiraud, composer, dies at 54