On This Day

February 1883 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer
  • Feb 11 Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer & conductor (Sulamith), born in Copenhagen (d. 1946)
  • Feb 13 Bainbridge Crist, American composer (Egyptian Impressions), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • Feb 22 Jaroslav Kocian, composer

Deaths in Music

Person of interestRichard Wagner

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

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