On This Day

April 1897 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Lucille Bogan, American blues singer and songwriter ("Sweet Petunia"; "Black Angel Blues"), born in Amory, Mississippi (d. 1948)
  • Apr 7 Harald Sæverud, Norwegian composer (Rondo Amoroso; Sinfonia Dolorosa), born in Bergen (d. 1992)
  • Apr 8 Herbert Eimert, German composer and musicologist (Glockenspiel)
  • Apr 16 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoérée, Belgian-French composer, born in St. Gilles, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Apr 16 Jaap Vranken, Dutch organist and composer (Stabat Mater), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • Apr 16 Milton Cross, American radio announcer (Metropolitan Opera's Saturday Afternoon at the Opera, 1931-75), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 17 Harald Saeverud, Norwegian composer (Saline), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1992)
  • Apr 24 György Kósa, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1984)
  • Apr 25 Haro Levoni Step'anian, Armenian composer, born in Ganja, Azerbaijan (d. 1966)

Deaths in Music


Person of interestJohannes Brahms

Apr 3 Johannes Brahms, German composer and conductor (Hungarian Dances; A German Requiem), dies at 63

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms
  • Apr 8 George Garrett, English composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 23 Clement Harris, English composer, killed fighting in the Greco-Turkish war at 25