On This Day

April 1870 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 7 Joseph Ryeland, Belgian composer/Baron
  • Apr 20 Simeon Roncal, Bolivian composer, born in Sucre, Bolivia (d. 1953)
  • Apr 28 Hermann Suter, Swiss composer, born in Kaiserstuhl, Aargau, Switzerland (d. 1926)
  • Apr 30 Franz Lehár, Austrian-Hungarian composer (Naughty Marietta), born in Komárom, Austria-Hungary (d. 1948)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 8 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 19 Camille Marie Stamaty, composer, dies at 59
  • Apr 19 William Henry Havergal, composer, dies at 77