On This Day

February 1840 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 11 Gaetano Donizetti's Opera "La Fille du Regiment" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer
  • Feb 3 Georges Jacobi, German violinist, composer (The Black Crook), and conductor (Alhambra Theatre, London, 1872-98), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1906))
  • Feb 25 Alexis Hollander, German composer, born in Ratibor, Silesia (d. 1924)