April 1889 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 Grigoras Dinicu, Romanian violin virtuoso and composer, born in Bucharest, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1949)
  • Apr 8 Adrian Boult, British conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra, 1930-50; London Philharmonic, 1950-59), born in Chester, England (d. 1983)
  • Apr 11 Nick LaRocca, American jazz coronetist and composer ("Tiger Rag"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1961)
  • Apr 21 Efrem Zimbalist Sr, Russian-American violinist, composer, and educator (Curtis Institute, 1928-68), born in Rostov on Don, Russia (d. 1985)
  • Apr 30 Acario Cotapos, Chilean composer, born in Valdivia, Chile (d. 1969)
  • Apr 30 Rudolph Simonsen, Danish composer (Olympic Arts bronze, 1928 - Symphony No. 2 (Hellas)), and educator (Royal Danish Academy, 1916-47), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1947)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 6 Frederick Ouseley, British organist, composer (The Martyrdom of St Polycarp), musicologist, and Anglican priest, dies at 63
  • Apr 30 Carl Rosa, German-born violinist and composer (founder of the Rosa opera company that toured UK and US), dies at 47