May 1912 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Anna Pollak, mezzo-soprano
  • May 1 Felipe Padilla de Leon, composer
  • May 3 Virgil Fox, American organist (d. 1980)
  • May 4 Lou Brown, orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 10 Erik Jorgensen, composer
  • May 12 Marshall Royal, jazz sax/clarinet
  • May 13 Gil Evans, Canadian musician (d. 1988)
  • May 15 Arthur Victor Berger, American composer (Ideas of Order), born in NYC, New York
  • May 17 Sandor Vegh, violinist teacher conductor
  • May 18 Perry Como, [Pierino], Canonsburg Pa, singer/TV (Perry Como Show)
  • May 24 Joan Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • May 25 Eddie Maxwell, singer (Yes We Have No Bananas)
  • May 31 Alfred Deller, English countertenor (d. 1979)

Deaths in Music

  • May 26 Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61