On This Day

February 1741 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 8 Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry, composer
  • Feb 9 Henri-Joseph Rigel, German composer, born in Wertheim am Main, Duchy of Württemberg (d. 1799)
  • Feb 10 Franz Adam Veichtner, German violinist and composer, baptised in Regensburg, Bavaria (d. 1822)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 13 Johann Joseph Fux, Austrian composer/music theorist, dies at about 80