On This Day

February 1862 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Feb 10 Julius Benedict and Dion Boucicault's opera "Lily of Killarney" premieres at Convent Garden in London

  • Feb 28 Charles Gounod's opera "La Reine de Saba" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 5 Felipe Villanueva y Gutierrez, Mexican composer
  • Feb 13 Karel Weis, Czech composer and folk song collector, born in Prague (d. 1944)
  • Feb 17 Edward German (Jones), English composer (Merrie England), born in Whitchurch, Shropshire (d. 1936)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 7 František Jan Škroup, Czech composer (Kde domov můj? - Czech national anthem), dies at 61