April 1931 in Music

Events in Music


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Apr 8 Dmitri Shostakovich's ballet "The Arrow" premieres


Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 2 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Budapest (d. 2014)
  • Apr 6 Joan Carlyle, British soprano
  • Apr 11 Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese composer and conductor, born in Tokyo
  • Apr 12 Martin Boykan, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 12 Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet-songwriter, born in Moscow (d. 1995)
  • Apr 27 Igor Oistrach, Russian violinist, son of David Oistrach, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • Apr 27 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish composer, born in PoznaƄ, Poland (d. 1969)
  • Apr 29 Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, born in Glasgow (d. 2002)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 4 George Whitefield Chadwick, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 6 Giuseppi Radiciotti, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 9 Paul Antonin Vidal, composer, dies at 67