May 1900 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 5 "The Billboard" began weekly publication
  • May 22 Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Helen Morgan, American singer and actress (Applause, Frankie & Johnny), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • May 5 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
  • May 14 Leo Smit, Dutch composer who died in a Nazi extermination camp, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • May 17 Nicolai Berezowsky, composer
  • May 28 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)

Deaths in Music

  • May 7 Richard Storrs Willis, composer, dies at 81
  • May 20 Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, composer, dies at 80