May 1892 in Music

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Howard Barlow, Plain City Ohio, conductor (Voice of Firestone)
  • May 8 Ezio Pinza, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 9 Eric Westberg, composer
  • May 14 Arthur Vincent Lourie, composer
  • May 14 Felix Petyrek, composer
  • May 16 Richard Tauber, [Ernst Seiffert], Austria/British, tenor/conductor
  • May 22 Louis van Tulder, Dutch tenor (From Office Stool to High C)
  • May 31 Louis Fourestier, composer
  • May 31 Willem Ravelli, baritone singer

Deaths in Music

  • May 2 Wilhelm Rust, composer, dies at 69
  • May 5 Jan Nepomuk Skroup, composer, dies at 80
  • May 6 Ernest Guiraud, composer, dies at 54
  • May 13 Jean Alexander Ferdinand Poise, composer, dies at 63