April 1881 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Apr 23 W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's comic opera "Patience" premieres at The Opera Comique, 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 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, English chorister, organist, composer, educator, and founder of the National Choral Society, dies at 53