On This Day

May 1907 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Kate Smith, American singer ("God Bless America"), born in Greenville, Virginia (d. 1986)
  • May 5 Yoritsune Matsudaira, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2001)
  • May 7 Jef van Durme, Belgian composer, born in Kemzeke-Waas, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • May 10 Harilaos Perpessas, composer
  • May 15 Josef Alexander, composer
  • May 18 Clifford Curzon, British classical pianist (Royal Academy of Music MacFarren Gold Medal), born in London, England
  • May 27 Felix de Nobel, Dutch orchestra leader and pianist, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1981)

Deaths in Music

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