On This Day

February 1882 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 10 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Snyegurochka" premieres in St Petersburg

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 5 Felice Lattuada, Italian composer and educator (Civica Scuola di Musica, Milan, 1935-62), born at Caselle di Morimondo, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1962)
  • Feb 7 Wilbur Sweatman, American ragtime and dixieland jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, born in Brunswick, Missouri (d. 1961) [1]
  • Feb 11 Gheorghe Cucu, Romanian composer, born in Puiești, Romania (d. 1932)
  • Feb 14 Ignaz Friedman, Polish pianist & composer, born in Podgórze, Kraków, Austrian Poland (d. 1948)
  • Feb 17 Kurt Schindler, German-American composer and conductor, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1935)
  • Feb 23 Ladislav Vycpalek, composer
  • Feb 28 Geraldine Farrar, American soprano and actress (Story of American Singer), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • Feb 28 Richard Stein, German composer, born in Halle, Germany (d. 1942)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Fabio Campana, composer, dies at 63
  • Feb 3 Guglielmo Quarenghi, Italian composer and cellist, dies at 55
  • Feb 11 Gustav Schmidt, composer, dies at 65