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February 1854 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 6 Composer Robert Schumann is saved from suicide attempt into the Rhine

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Feb 16 Franz Liszt's symphony "Orpheus" premieres

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • Feb 27 Composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 16 Oscar Fetras, composer
  • Feb 20 Louis van Westerhoven, Dutch actor, singer and opera director (Youth), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1912)
  • Feb 28 Juliusz Zarebski, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 4 Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66