On This Day

February 1844 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Feb 3 Hector Berlioz's "Carnaval Romain" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Leander Schlegel, composer
  • Feb 21 Charles-Marie Widor, French organist (Saint-Sulpice, 1870-1933), composer (10 organ symphonies), and professor (American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, 1921-34), born in Lyon, France (d. 1937)
  • Feb 22 Kazamierz Julian Kratzer, Polish composer, born in Krakow (d. 1890)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 16 Heinrich David Stölzel, German horn player who developed the first valve for brass instruments, dies at 66
  • Feb 29 Thaddäus Weigl, German-Austrian composer, publisher, and conductor, dies at 67