On This Day

April 1895 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 14 1st performance of Gustav Mahler's (incomplete) 2nd Symphony

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Alberta Hunter, American blues singer, and composer ("Downhearted Blues"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1984)
  • Apr 3 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian composer, born in Florence (d. 1968)
  • Apr 4 Arthur Murray [Moses Teichman], American ballroom dancer and businessman (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Apr 7 Eduardo Toldrà, Spanish Catalan composer and conductor, born in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain (d. 1962)
  • Apr 8 Sigurdur Thordarson, Icelandic composer (d. 1968)
  • Apr 9 (Beau De Glen) "Mance" Lipscomb, American blues singer and guitarist ("Shine On, Harvest Moon"), born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1976)
  • Apr 9 Rudolf Kattnigg, Austrian composer, born in Carinthia, Austria (d. 1955)
  • Apr 13 Olga Rudge, American concert violinist, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Apr 14 Wiktor Labunski, Polish-American composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1974)
  • Apr 20 Emile Christian, American jazz trombonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • Apr 29 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts), born in Bath Villas, Ashford, Kent (d. 1967)