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May 1913 in Music History

Events in Music


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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, Czech conductor and pianist, born in Prague (d. 1980)
  • 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, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • May 11 [Salvador] Tutti Camarata, American composer and producer (Vic Damone Show), born in New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • May 16 Woody Herman, American jazz clarinetist and composer (Thundering Herds), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1987)
  • May 18 Charles Trenet, French singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • May 20 Ion Dumitrescu, composer
  • May 21 Gina Bachauer, Greek classical pianist of Austrian heritage, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1976)
  • May 30 Cedric Thorpe Davie, British composer of film scores and pedagogue (The Green Man; St. Andrews University), born in Lewisham, London (d. 1983)

Deaths in Music

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