May 1923 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

May 30 Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic" premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer
  • May 3 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor
  • May 4 Edward "Ed" Cassidy, American musician (Spirit), born in Harvey, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • May 4 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author
  • May 7 Anne Baxter, American actress, and singer (The Razor's Edge, All About Eve), born in Michigan City, Indiana (d. 1985)
  • May 13 Red [William] Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1984)
  • May 15 John Lanchbery, English composer (d. 2003)
  • May 17 Peter Mennin[i], Erie Pennsylvania, composer (Moby Dick)
  • May 18 Liam Sullivan, American singer and actor (Star Trek, The Magic Sword, Monroes), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • May 21 Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter
  • May 23 Alicia de Larrocha, Copenhagen Denmark, pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica)
  • May 28 Gyorgy Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), born in Transylvania, Romania (d. 2006)
  • May 31 Wolfgang Lesser, composer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

May 17 Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (21) weds assistant director Rudolf Sieber (26) in Berlin, Germany

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich

Deaths in Music

  • May 30 Camille Chevillard, composer, dies at 63