On This Day

February 1881 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 10 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 José Ignacio Quintón, Puerto-Rican composer (El coquí; Requiem por Angel Mislán), born in Caguas , Puerto Rico (d. 1925)
  • Feb 6 Karl Weigl, Austrian-American pianist, composer, and educator, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1949)
  • Feb 12 Anna Pavlova, Russian prima ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilew, Dying Swan), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1931)
  • Feb 19 Armin Knab, German composer (Eichendorff-cycle)
  • Feb 22 James Reese Europe, American ragtime and early jazz arranger, composer, and bandleader in New York, and with the military in France during WWI, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1919) [1]