April 1908 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 5 George Schick, conductor (Chicago Symphony), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 5 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Salzburg (d. 1989)
  • Apr 6 Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer
  • Apr 7 Percy Faith, conductor (Summer Place)
  • Apr 9 Fred Lohse, German composer, born in Leipzig (d. 1987)
  • Apr 11 Karel Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto)
  • Apr 15 Eden Ahbez, American songwriter (Nature Boy), born in Brooklyn, New York (d.1995)
  • Apr 18 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festspiele)
  • Apr 18 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme)
  • Apr 20 Lionel Hampton, orchestra leader/vibraphone improviser (Depths Below)
  • Apr 23 Frederick Hawkins, dancer
  • Apr 29 Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 4 Josef Sucher, composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 5 Gaetano Coronaro, composer, dies at 55