On This Day

May 1896 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 20 The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris falls on the crowd resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others

Birthdays in Music

  • May 11 Josip Slavenski, Croatian composer and pedagogue, born in Čakovec, Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1955)
  • May 17 Brasílio Itiberê da Cunha Luz, Brazilian composer, born in Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil (d. 1967)
  • May 28 Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1977)

Deaths in Music

  • May 12 Juan Morel Campos, composer, dies at 38
  • May 20 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, dies of a stroke at 76