May 1907 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 10 Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)
  • May 5 Yoritsune Matsudaira, composer
  • May 7 Jef van Durme, composer
  • May 10 Harilaos Perpessas, composer
  • May 15 Josef Alexander, composer
  • May 18 Clifford Curzon, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 22 Laurence Olivier, English actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1989)

  • May 27 Felix de Nobel, Dutch orchestra leader
  • May 28 Henry Ritz, comedian/dancer (Ritz Brothers)

Deaths in Music

  • May 11 John Albert Delany, composer, dies at 54