On This Day

April 1858 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 19 Siegfried Ochs, German composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1929)
  • Apr 20 Auguste Chapuis, French composer, born in Dampierre-sur-Salon, France (d. 1933)
  • Apr 22 Ethel Smyth, English composer, born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1944)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 3 Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm, Austrian composer and royal chaplain master, dies at 79
  • Apr 7 Anton Diabelli, Austria publisher and composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 16 Johann Baptist Cramer, German British pianist, composer and publisher, dies at 87