On This Day

April 1871 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 F. Melius Christiansen, composer
  • Apr 3 Mistinguett [Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois], French actress and singer (Moulin Rouge star), born in Enghien-les-Bains, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 1956)
  • Apr 9 Arthur Fickenscher, American composer, born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 1954)
  • Apr 16 Martin Lunssens, Belgian composer, born in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium (d. 1944)
  • Apr 21 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, born in Aachen, Rhenish Prussia (d. 1958)
  • Apr 21 Vojtěch Říhovský, Czech composer, born in Dub nad Moravou, Czechia (d. 1950)
  • Apr 24 Blanche Ring, American singer ("In The Good Old Summer Time"), and stage and screen actress, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • Apr 27 Arthur Nevin, American composer, born in Edgeworth, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 5 Georg Andreas Henkel, German composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 8 Charles-Louis Hanssens, Belgian composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 27 Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, Austrian composer, dies at 59