April 1886 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Casimir von Paszthory, composer
  • Apr 3 Dooley Wilson [Arthur Wilson], American musician and actor (Beulah, Casablanca), born in Tyler, Texas (d. 1953)
  • Apr 5 Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1955)
  • Apr 13 Ethel Leginska, composer
  • 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 17 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • Apr 26 Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues" American singer (d. 1939)
  • Apr 30 Frank Merrik, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 13 Karoly Thern, composer, dies at 68