On This Day

Musicians Born in April 1899

  • Apr 7 Robert Casadesus, French concert pianist and composer (Symphony No. 7 - "Israel"), born in Paris (d. 1972)
  • Apr 13 Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, Soviet composer, born in Odessa (d. 1934)
  • Apr 21 Clement D'Hooghe, Belgian composer, born in Temse, Belgium (d. 1951)
  • Apr 21 Randall Thompson, American composer (Trip to Nahant), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)

Person of interestDuke Ellington

Apr 29 Edward "Duke" Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist ("Take the A Train"; "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1974)

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Apr 29 Yngve Sköld, Swedish composer, born in Vallby, Södermanland County, Sweden (d. 1992)