April 1894 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Apr 9 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz
  • Apr 19 Jules Massenet's opera "Werther" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 9 Ernest Kanitz, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1978)
  • Apr 13 Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer
  • Apr 15 Bessie Smith, American blues singer nicknamed the "Empress of Blues" (over 200 songs), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1937)
  • Apr 23 Cow Cow Davenport, American boogie-woogie and blues musician, born in Anniston, Alabama (d. 1955)
  • Apr 27 Nicolas Slonimsky, composer