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April 1876 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 8 Amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda" premieres in Milan

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Apr 22 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky completes his ballet "Swan Lake"


Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 5 Patrick Vretblad, Swedish composer, born in Svartnäs, Sweden (d. 1953)
  • Apr 25 Rubén M. Campos, Mexican novelist (Claudio Oranos) and musicologist (El folklore y la musica mexicana), born in Ciudad Manuel Doblado, Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1945)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 16 Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, Belgian composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 19 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, English organist and composer, dies at 65