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Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Leo Sowerby, American organist and composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1946), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1968)
  • May 2 Lorenz Hart, American lyricist, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1943)
  • May 11 William Grant Still, American composer ("Afro-American" Symphony), born in Woodville, Mississippi (d. 1978)
  • May 14 Renato Lunelli, composer
  • May 19 Albert Hay Malotte, composer
  • May 19 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic (d. 1959)
  • May 27 Marij Kogoj, Slovenian composer, born in Trieste (d. 1956)

Deaths in Music

  • May 21 Franz von Suppe, Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), dies at 76