On This Day

April 1916 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 Ken Kersey, Canadian jazz pianist, and composer ("Boogie Woogie Cocktail"), born in Harrow, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • Apr 9 Julian Dash, American swing jazz tenor saxophonist, and composer ("Tuxedo Junction"), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1974)
  • Apr 11 Alberto E Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1983)
  • Apr 14 Denis ApIvor, British composer, born in Collinstown, County Westmeath, Ireland (d. 2004)
  • Apr 14 Emerson Buckley, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Apr 22 Yehudi Menuhin, American-British violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Apr 25 Luis Herrera de la Fuente, Mexican pianist, conductor (Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, 1954-72), and composer, born in Mexico City (d. 2014)
  • Apr 26 (Arnoldus) Arnold van Wyk, South African concert pianist and composer (Nagmusiek - Night Music), born in Calvinia, Cape Province, Union of South Africa (d. 1983)
  • Apr 27 Jan Rychlik, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1964)
  • Apr 30 Robert Shaw, American chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale), born in Red Bluff, California (d. 1999)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 9 Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, Basque composer, dies at 62