On This Day

February 1820 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 13 (Albert) Béla Kéler, Hungarian composer, and conductor, born in Bártfa, Kingdom of Hungary (now Bardejov, Slovakia) (d. 1882)
  • Feb 17 Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian violin prodigy, composer, and teacher (Brussels Conservatory), born in Verviers, United Kingdom of the Netherlands (now Belgium) (d. 1881)
  • Feb 29 Adolf Schimon, Austrian German composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1887)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 7 Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer, dies at 57
  • Feb 12 Guillaume Albert Teniers, Flemish composer, dies at 71