May 1936 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 2 Sergei Prokofiev's musical "Peter and the Wolf" premieres in Moscow

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • May 2 Engelbert Humperdinck [Arnold George Dorsey], British singer, born in Madras, India
  • May 5 Patrick Gowers, British film scores composer (Hamlet), born in Islington, England (d. 2014)
  • May 7 Cornelius Cardew, British composer (Scratch Orchestra), born in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire (d. 1981)
  • May 7 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), born in Collinsville, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • May 12 Klaus Doldinger, German jazz saxophonist (Passport) and composer for film, born in Berlin
  • May 14 Bobby Darin [Walden Robert Cassotto], American singer (Mack the Knife), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1973)
  • May 15 Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian singer/actress (Cinderfella)
  • May 15 Jean Balissat, composer
  • May 17 Philippe Boesmans, composer
  • May 23 Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
  • May 24 Harold Budd, American avant-garde composer, born in Los Angeles
  • May 25 Tom T. Hall, American country singer and writer (Harper Valley PTA), born in Olive Hill, Kentucky
  • May 28 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2003)
  • May 30 Galina Shostakovich, daughter of Russian composer Dmitri

Deaths in Music

  • May 6 Hans Jelmoli, Swiss pianist and composer, dies at 59
  • May 18 Alick Maclean, composer, dies at 63
  • May 25 Ján Levoslav Bella, Slovak composer, dies at 92