On This Day

April 1881 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 23 Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Patience" produced in London

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 8 Fernand Lamy, French composer, born in Chauvigny, France (d. 1966)
  • Apr 11 Harvey Bartlett Gaul, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1945)
  • Apr 18 Hermann Zilcher, German pianist and composer (Dr Eisenbart), born in Frankfurt am Main (d. 1948)
  • Apr 20 Nikolai Myaskovsky, Russian composer (Kirov is With Us), born in Modlin Fortress, Poland (d. 1950)
  • Apr 20 Sem Dresden, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1957)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 16 George William Martin, composer, dies at 56