On This Day

April 1879 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 4 Gabriel Grovlez, French pianist, conductor (Opéra de Paris, 1914-34), and composer (L'Almanach aux images), born in Lille, France (d. 1944)
  • Apr 29 Thomas Beecham, English conductor (co-founded and led London Philharmonic, 1932-39; Royal Philharmonic, 1946-60), born in St Helens, Lancashire (d. 1961)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 9 Ernst Richter, German musical theorist and composer, dies at 70