On This Day

February 1779 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 22 Joachim Nicolas Eggert, Swedish composer, born in Ginst, Rügen Island (d. 1813)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Georg Philipp Kress, German violinist and composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 7 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies from gout at about 69