April 1888 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 11 The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 8 Victor Schertzinger, American composer and director (Uptown NY), born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania (d. 1941)

Florence Price (1888-1953)

Apr 9 American composer (Wanamaker Prize, 1932) and 1st African-American woman to have a composition played by a major orchestra, born in Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Apr 12 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (The Art of Piano Playing), born in Elisavetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1964)
  • Apr 19 William Axt, American film score composer (The Prisoner of Zenda), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 14 William Fiske Sherwin, American composer, dies at 62