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April 1925 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Apr 21 Noël Coward's "Fallen Angels" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • Apr 23 1st London performance of Franz Lehár’s operetta "Frasquita" staged

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Kathy Stobart, British jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and teacher, born in South Shields, England (d. 2014)
  • Apr 4 Erna Spoorenberg, Dutch singer, born in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia (d. 2004)
  • Apr 5 Oldrich Flosman, Czechoslovakian composer, born in Pilsen, Czech Republic (d. 1998)
  • Apr 13 Hilda Dianda, Argentine composer, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • Apr 14 Bill Harris, American R&B and jazz guitarist (Clovers - "Ting-A-Ling"; "Devil Or Angel"), born in Nashville, North Carolina (d. 1988)
  • Apr 18 Robert Crawford, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh (d. 2011)
  • Apr 20 Richard Hoffmann, Austrian composer, born in Vienna
  • Apr 26 Jørgen Ingmann, Danish jazz guitarist ("Apache"; "Dansevise"), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2015)
  • Apr 26 Wilma Lipp, Austrian soprano (Vienna Opera, 1945-81; Mozart's Die Zauberflöte - "Queen of the Night"), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2019)
  • Apr 29 Danny Davis [George Nowlan], American country musician (Nashville Brass), born in Randolph, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • Apr 30 Johnny Horton, American country music and rockabilly singer ("The Battle of New Orleans"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Francis William Davenport, English composer, dies at 77
  • Apr 22 André Caplet, French composer & conductor (Conte Fantastic, Le miroir de Jesus), dies from WWI gas attack issues at 45
  • Apr 25 George Stephănescu, Romanian composer, dies at 81