On This Day

February 1875 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Friedrich-Max "Fritz" Kreisler, Austrian-American violinist and composer (Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1962)
  • Feb 4 Raymond Moulaert, Belgian pianist and composer, born in Brussels, Belgian (d. 1962)
  • Feb 7 Erkki Melartin, Finnish composer (Juhlamarssi; Summer Symphony; Fantasia Apocaliptica), born in Käkisalmi, Grand Duchy of Finland (d. 1937)
  • Feb 7 Walter Courvoisier, composer
  • Feb 9 Sydney Hugo Nicholson, British choir director, organist, composer, and founder of the Royal School of Church Music, born in London (d. 1947)
  • Feb 11 Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer
  • Feb 26 Richard Wetz, German composer (Requiem, Op. 50 in B minor), born in Gleiwitz, Upper Silesia (now Gliwice, Poland) (d. 1935)
  • Feb 28 Viliam Figus-Bystry, Slovakian composer, born in Banská Bystrica (d. 1937)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 William Sterndale Bennett, English composer, dies at 58
  • Feb 19 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas), dies at 76