On This Day

April 1866 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (Arlecchino), born in Empoli (d. 1924)
  • Apr 20 Victor Hollaender, German composer, born in Leobschutz, Silesia (d. 1940)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer, dies at 98
  • Apr 15 William Jackson, British organist and composer, dies at 51