On This Day

April 1900 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 2 Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist, born in Hörde, Germany (d. 1969)
  • Apr 6 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
  • Apr 14 Salvatore Baccaloni, Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1969)
  • Apr 20 Fred Raymond, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1954)
  • Apr 23 Ary Verhaar, Dutch composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Apr 23 Henry Barraud, French composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1997)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 20 Mebel Mercer, popular British singer, dies
  • Apr 21 Heinrich Vogl, composer, dies at 55