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April 1854 in Music History

Events in Music


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Apr 16 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Mazeppa" premieres

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 5 Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, Basque composer, born in Ibarra, Álava (d. 1916)
  • Apr 9 Seaborn McDaniel Denson, American composer, born in Cleburne County, Alabama (d. 1936)
  • Apr 21 Władysław Rzepko, Polish composer, born in Piórków, Poland (d. 1932)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 17 Gottlob Wiedebein, German composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 18 Joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner, Polish composer, dies at 84