April 1886 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Casimir von Pászthory, Austrian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1966)
  • Apr 3 (Arthur) "Dooley" Wilson, American piano player, singer, and actor (Casablanca; Stormy Weather; Beulah), born in Tyler, Texas (d. 1953)
  • Apr 5 Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1955)
  • Apr 13 Ethel Leginska [Liggins], British pianist, conductor, composer, and music educator, born in Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1970)
  • Apr 16 Jēkabs Graubiņš, Latvian composer, born in Preiļi Palace, Latvia (d. 1961)
  • Apr 16 Konstantin G. Mostras, Russian composer, born in Tambovsky District, Tambov Oblast, Russia (d. 1965)
  • Apr 26 Ma Rainey [Gertrude Pridgett], American singer "Mother of the Blues", born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1939)
  • Apr 30 Frank Merrick, English composer, born in Clifton, Bristol, England (d. 1981)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 13 Károly Thern, Hungarian composer, pianist, and arranger, dies at 68