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"; "When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain"), radio star, and NHL Philadelphia Flyers good luck charm, born in Greenville, Virginia (d. 1986)
  • May 5 Yoritsune Matsudaira, Japanese contemporary classical composer, (The Tale of Genji; Bugaku), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2001)
  • May 7 Jef van Durme, Belgian composer, born in Kemzeke-Waas, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • May 10 (Walter) "Pee Wee" Hunt, American jazz trombonist (Casa Loma Orchestra, 1929-43; "Twelfth Street Rag", "Oh!"), and bandleader, born in Mount Healthy, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • May 10 Harilaos Perpessas, Greek composer (Christus Symphony; The Infinite Bliss), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2005)
  • May 15 Josef Alexander, American composer (Of Masks and Men; Incantations), and music professor (Brooklyn College), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989(
  • May 18 Clifford Curzon, British classical pianist (Royal Academy of Music Macfarren Gold Medal), born in Islington, London, England (d. 1982)
  • 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