On This Day

Musicians Who Died in May 1957

  • May 2 Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, Polish composer and cultural attache, dies at 53
  • May 5 Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, Russian composer (Vrubel; The Youth Of Abraham), dies at 74
  • May 9 Ezio Pinza, Italian American operatic bass singer (South Pacific, NY Met Opera), dies at 64
  • May 17 Shalva Azmayparashvili, composer, dies at 54
  • May 21 Aleksandr Vertinsky, Russian singer (b. 1889)
  • May 29 George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet and composer (Plumb), dies at 75