On This Day

February 1724 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Feb 20 George Frideric Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto" premieres at the King's Theatre in Haymarket, London

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 29 Eva Marie Veigel [La Violette], Austrian ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick, born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1822)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 13 Francisco Jose Coutinho, Portuguese composer, dies at 43