April 1911 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Günther Rennert, German film and opera director and administrator, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1978)
  • Apr 2 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Apr 3 Watkins Shaw, British musicologist, born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Apr 5 Goddard Lieberson, English composer and record label executive (President of Columbia Records, 1957-71 & 73-75), born in Hanley, Staffordshire, England (d. 1977)
  • Apr 6 Phyllis Tate, English composer, born in Buckinghamshire (d. 1987)
  • Apr 10 Martin Denny, American musician (Exotica), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Apr 13 Nino Sanzogno, Italian conductor (La Fenice) and composer, born in Venice (d. 1983)
  • Apr 16 Alton Purnell, American Dixieland jazz pianist, and singer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1987)
  • Apr 16 Christine McIntyre, American actress and singer (The Three Stooges, The Rangers' Round-Up), born in Nogales, Arizona (d. 1984)
  • Apr 19 Francesco Maria Saraceni, Italian composer (d. 1961)
  • Apr 21 Leonard Warren [Warenoff], American baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1939-60) who died on stage, born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 1960)
  • Apr 30 Hans Studer, Swiss composer, born in Murii (d. 1984)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 10 Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian composer (Miške (In the Forest); Jūra (The Sea)), art nouveau painter, and writer, dies died of pneumonia at 35