On This Day

April 1891 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 15 Väinö Raitio, Finnish composer, born in Sortavala, Grand Duchy of Finland (d. 1945)
  • Apr 21 František Suchý, Czech composer and folk song collector, born in Březové Hory, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1973)
  • Apr 27 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), born in Sontsovka, Ukraine (d. 1953)
  • Apr 28 Charley Patton, American Delta blues musician (Pony Blues; High Water Everywhere), born in Hinds County, Mississippi [date disputed] (d. 1934)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 15 Stephen Albert Emery, American composer & pianist, dies at 49
  • Apr 17 Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer, dies at 77