On This Day

February 1857 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 28 Gustave Kerker, German born American composer for Broadway musicals (The Belle of New York), born in Hertford, Germany (d. 1923)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 9 Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet of the Greek national anthem, dies at 58
  • Feb 14 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56
  • Feb 15 Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer ("Ruslan and Ludmilla"), dies at 53
  • Feb 26 Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer, dies at 88