On This Day

February 1876 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 4 Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer
  • Feb 20 Théodore "Fyodor" Akimenko, Ukrainian composer, born in Kharkiv Drapeau, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • Feb 22 Zitkála-Šá, [aka Gertrude Bonnin] Native American (Yankton Dakota) writer, violinist, librettist (The Sun Dance Opera), educator, and political activist, born in Yankton Indian Reservation, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota) (d. 1938)
  • Feb 23 Wadih Sabra, Lebanese composer (Kulluna lil Watan), born in Beirut (d. 1952)
  • Feb 24 Jean Poveigh, composer
  • Feb 28 John Alden Carpenter, American composer (Sea Drift), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1951)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 10 Johan August Söderman, Swedish composer, dies at 43
  • Feb 21 Henry John Gauntlett, English organist and composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 28 Charles Edward Horsley, English composer, dies at 53