On This Day

Birthdays in Music in April 1899

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 7 Robert Casadesus, French pianist (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 Duke Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train), born in Washington, District of Columbia (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)