On This Day

February 1856 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer
  • Feb 16 Willem Kes, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor (Parkorkest Amsterdam)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 17 Heinrich Heine, German poet and lyricist (Schubert, Liszt), dies at 58
  • Feb 17 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, dies at 81