February 1883 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Mikhail Gnesin, Russian composer (Vrubel; The Youth Of Abraham), born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia (d. 1957)
  • Feb 11 Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer (Sulamith), and conductor, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1946)
  • Feb 13 Bainbridge Crist, American composer (Egyptian Impressions), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • Feb 22 Jaroslav Kocián, Czech composer and teacher, born in Ústí nad Orlicí (d. 1950)

Deaths in Music

Richard WagnerRichard Wagner (1813-1883)

Feb 13 German composer (The Ring of the Nibelung, The Flying Dutchman), dies at 69

  • Feb 17 Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer, dies at 76