May 1927 in Music

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Events in Music

  • May 5 Dmitri Shostakovitch'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 William Mitchell Byers, musician
  • May 5 Charles Rosen, American pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York
  • May 20 David Frederick Barlow, composer
  • May 20 Walter Aschaffenburg, German-American composer, born in Essen, Germany (d. 2005)
  • May 28 Bernhard Lewkovitch, composer
  • May 31 Red Holloway [James], Helena, Arkansas, jazz tenor saxophonist, (d. 2012)