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April 5, 1908 in Music History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Birthdays in Music

  • George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony, 1950-56; Metropolitan Opera, 1958-69), and educator, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic) (d. 1985)
  • Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic, 1955-89), born in Salzburg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)

Deaths in Music

  • Gaetano Coronaro, Italian conductor, pedagogue, and composer (La Creola), dies at 55
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