April 1899 in Music

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Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 7 Robert Casadesus, French pianist (d. 1972)
  • Apr 13 Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, composer
  • Apr 21 Clement D'Hooghe, Belgian composer
  • Apr 21 Randall Thompson, American composer (Trip to Nahant), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestDuke Ellington

Apr 29 Duke Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1974)

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Apr 29 Karl Yngve Skold, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 17 Hans Balatka, composer, dies at 74