On This Day

February 1877 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer
  • Feb 7 Feliks Nowowiejski, Polish organist and composer, born in Wartenburg, East Prussia, German Empire (d. 1946)
  • Feb 13 Jāzeps Mediņš, Latvian composer, born in Kaunas, Latvia, Russian Empire (d. 1947)
  • Feb 19 Louis Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera)
  • Feb 24 Rudolph Ganz, Swiss-born American composer, born in Zurich (d. 1972)
  • Feb 25 Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1935)
  • Feb 26 Russell Alexander, composer
  • Feb 28 Sergei Bortkiewicz, Russian Austrian composer, pianist and conductor, born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (d. 1952)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Joseph-Leon Gatayes, French harpist, dies at 71