May 1913 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Igor Stravinsky's ballet score "The Rite of Spring" premieres in Paris, provoking a riot

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Walter Susskind, Praha (Prague) Czechoslovakia, conductor
  • May 6 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • May 6 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, born in Budapest (d. 1977)
  • May 11 Clare Grundman, composer
  • May 11 Tutti Camarata, Glen Ridge NJ, orchestra leader (Vic Damone Show)
  • May 16 Woody Herman, jazz clarinetist/bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds)
  • May 18 Charles Trenet, French singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • May 20 Ion Dumitrescu, composer
  • May 21 Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (d. 1976)
  • May 30 Cedric Thorpe Davie, composer

Deaths in Music

  • May 17 Dwijendralal Ray, Bengali poet, playwright and lyricist (Dwijendrageeti), dies of epilepsy at 49
  • May 18 Otto Reubke, German composer and brother of Julius Reubke, dies at 70