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April 1855 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Apr 26 Composer Gioachino Rossini leaves Italy

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 18 Josef Gruber, Austrian organist and composer, born in Wösendorf in the Wachau (d. 1933)
  • Apr 29 Anatoly Liadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1914)
  • Apr 29 Edmund van der Straeten, German composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1934)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 24 Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 30 Henry Bishop, British composer and conductor, dies at 68