May 1895 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 4 Wilhelm Kienzl's opera "Der Evangelimann" (The Evangelist), 1st performed at the Neues Königliches Opernhaus in Berlin, Germany

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Leo Sowerby, American organist and composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1946), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1968)

Lorenz HartLorenz Hart (1895-1943)

May 2 American lyricist ("I Could Write A Book"; "My Funny Valentine") and half of the Broadway musical team Rodgers and Hart, born in Harlem, New York

  • 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, American pianist, organist, composer (Disney staff, 1930's; The Lord's Prayer), and educator, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • 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 Suppé, Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), dies at 76