On This Day

February 1789 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Hippolyte-André-Baptiste Chélard, French violist, composer and conductor, born in Paris (d. 1861)
  • Feb 8 Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer, composer
  • Feb 15 Friedrich Fesca, German composer and violinist, born in Magdeburg (d, 1826)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Armand-Louis Couperin, Fren composer/organist (Notre Dame), dies at 63