May 1905 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • May 4 Mátyás Seiber, composer (Scherzando), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1960)
  • May 6 Norman De Tar, composer
  • May 8 Inglis Gundry, Wimbledon, British composer
  • May 8 Red Nichols, American musician (d. 1965)
  • May 10 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)
  • May 18 Eric Zeisl, Austrian American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • May 21 Edward Lockspeiser, composer
  • May 24 Zdeněk Blažek, Czech composer and music theorist (Verchovina), born in Žarošice, Moravia (d. 1988)
  • May 26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, born in Vienna (d. 1991)
  • May 29 Fela Sowande, composer

Deaths in Music

  • May 9 Ernst Pauer, Austrian composer and pianist, dies at 78
  • May 29 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer, dies at 55