May 1926 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

May 12 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Symphony premieres in Leningrad

  • May 22 "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1

Birthdays in Music

  • May 6 Marguerite Piazza, operatic soprano (Young Broadway), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • May 14 Cestmir Gregor, composer
  • May 15 [Jean-Josephat] Clermont Pépin, Canadian pianist and composer (Implosion Symphony), born in Saint-Georges, Quebec (d. 2006)
  • May 16 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, born in Ružomberok, North Slovakia (d. 1993)
  • May 19 Paul Cooper, American composer, born in Victoria, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • May 20 Vic Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • May 21 Joseph Horovitz, composer
  • May 26 Maria de Lourdes Martins, composer

Person of interestMiles Davis

May 26 Miles Davis, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer, born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1991)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • May 30 Edouard Van Remoortel, conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symph), born in Brussels, Belgium

Deaths in Music

  • May 17 Lucien Herr, French leader (Correspondance entre Schiller), dies
  • May 21 Georgy Catoire, Russian composer, dies at 65
  • May 23 Hans Koessler, composer, dies at 73