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February 1859 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 17 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Un Ballo in maschera" premieres in Naples

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Victor Herbert, American cellist, composer, and conductor (Babes in Toyland; Eileen), born in Guernsey, Bailiwick of Guernsey (d. 1924) [he believed he was born in Dublin, Ireland] [1]

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 6 Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45
  • Feb 26 Ferdinand Schubert, Austrian composer, brother of Franz Schubert, dies at 64