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, German composer and pianist, born in Potsdam (d. 1878)
  • Feb 15 Friedrich Fesca, German violinist, and composer, born in Magdeburg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1826)

Deaths in Music

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