May 1896 in Music

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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, composer
  • May 17 Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere, composer
  • May 28 Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer

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