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April 1865 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 20 Crosby Opera House opens in Chicago, Illinois; destroyed in the Great Fire of 1871
  • Apr 28 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "L'Africaine" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 13 Heinrich Reinhardt, Austrian composer, born in Pressburg (d. 1922)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano, dies at 67
  • Apr 8 John Park, Scottish composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 26 Charles J Sax, Belgium musician & father of Adolphe Sax inventor of the saxophone, dies at 74