On This Day

April 1869 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 5 Albert Roussel, French composer (Rapsodie Flamende), born in Tourcoing, France (d. 1937)
  • Apr 25 Karl Prohaska, Austrian composer, born in Mödling, Austria (d. 1927)
  • Apr 27 William Victor Harris, American composer, born in New York (d. 1943)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 20 Carl Loewe, German composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 20 Piotr Studzinski, composer, dies at 42