On This Day

February 1842 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 3 Sidney Clopton Lanier, American composer/poet (Hall of Fame)
  • Feb 22 Carl Rosa, founder (Rosa opera company), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Feb 24 Arrigo Boito, Itlaian opera composer (Mefistofele), and librettist (Verdi's "Falstaff"; mention Ponchielli's "La Gioconda"), born in Padua, Italy (d. 1918)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 21 Wojciech Żywny, Polish pianist, composer and Chopin's first piano teacher, dies at 85