On This Day

May 1927 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

May 5 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Symphony premieres in Berlin

  • May 14 "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the singles chart by Ben Bernie

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Billy Byers, American jazz trombonist and arranger, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • May 5 Charles Rosen, American pianist and musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • May 13 Karl-Heinz Köper, German conductor, and composer (Tuba-Tabu; Pop Corn Concerto), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 2011)
  • May 16 Paul Angerer, Austrian violist, violinist, conductor (Concilium Musicum Wien), harpsichordist, composer and radio host, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2017)
  • May 20 David Frederick Barlow, composer
  • May 20 Walter Aschaffenburg, German-American composer, born in Essen, Germany (d. 2005)
  • May 24 Charles "Majeed" Greenlee, American jazz trombonist (Archie Shepp), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1993)
  • May 28 Bernhard Lewkovitch, Danish organist and composer, born in Copenhagen
  • May 31 (James) "Red" Holloway, American jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Helena, Arkansas (d. 2012)