On This Day

February 1817 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer
  • Feb 3 Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer
  • Feb 22 Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist, organist, composer, and conductor, born in Copenhagen (d. 1890)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 9 Franz Wilhelm Tausch, German clarinetist, composer, and pedagogue, dies at 54
  • Feb 20 Martin de Ron, Swedish bassoonist and composer, dies at 27