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April 1898 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 5 Herb Flemming [Nicolaiih El-Michelle], American jazz trombonist and vocalist, born in Butte, Montana (d. 1976)
  • Apr 9 Julius Patzak, Austrian tenor singer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1974)
  • Apr 9 Paul Robeson, American bass-baritone singer ("Old Man River"), actor and civil rights activist, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1976)
  • Apr 12 Alice "Lily" Pons, French-American coloratura soprano opera singer (Metropolitan Opera, 1931-60) and actress (That Girl From Paris), born in Draguignan, France (d. 1976)
  • Apr 15 Nini de Boël, Flemish operetta singer (White Horse), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1982)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 21 Louis Théodore Gouvy, French-German composer, dies at 78