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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 Napoli

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Victor Herbert, composer (Babes in Toyland, Kiss in Dark), born in Dublin, Ireland

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 6 Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45
  • Feb 26 Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64