On This Day

April 1901 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Boris Koutzen, Russian violinist, composer, and educator, born in Uman, Russia (now Ukraine) (d. 1966)
  • Apr 2 Anis Fuleihan, American composer, born in Kyrenia, Cyprus (d. 1970)
  • Apr 6 Willem Pelemans, Flemish composer, and music critic, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1991) [some sources give birthdate as April 8]
  • Apr 11 Theodor Rogalski, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1954)
  • Apr 16 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • Apr 18 Al Lewis, American lyricist, songwriter and music publisher ("Blueberry Hill"; "You Gotta Be a Football Hero"), born in New York City (d. 1967)
  • Apr 21 Julián Bautista, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1961)
  • Apr 25 Ernst Gernot Klussmann, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 3 Richard D'Oyly Carte, English opera impresario (Gilbert & Sullivan operas), dies at 56
  • Apr 11 Ivar Hallström, Swedish composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 27 Richard Redhead, English composer, dies at 81