On This Day

April 1889 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 Grigoras Dinicu, Romanian violin virtuoso and composer, born in Bucharest (d. 1949)
  • Apr 8 Adrian Boult, British conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra, 1930-50; London Philharmonic, 1950-59), born in Chester, England (d. 1983)
  • Apr 9 Efrem Zimbalist, Russian composer and violinist, born in Rostov on Don, Russia (d. 1985)
  • Apr 11 Nick LaRocca, American jazz coronetist and composer ("Tiger Rag"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1961)
  • Apr 30 Acario Cotapos, Chilean composer, born in Valdivia, Chile (d. 1969)
  • Apr 30 Rudolph Simonsen, Danish composer (Symphony No. 2 - Hellas), and educator (Copenhagen Conservatory, 1916-47), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1947)