May 1906 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 27 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen
  • May 28 Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Maurice Thiriet, French composer, born in Meulan, Yvelines, France (d. 1972)
  • May 8 David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne)
  • May 17 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927, NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1989)
  • May 23 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer
  • May 28 Phil Regan, singer (My Wild Irish Rose)
  • May 29 Hans Joachim Schaeuble, composer

Deaths in Music

  • May 30 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer, dies at 30