On This Day

February 1885 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 9 Alban Berg, a Lulu of a composer!, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1935)
  • Feb 12 Licinio Refice, Italian priest and composer (Cecilia), born in Patrica, Italy (d. 1954)
  • Feb 15 Richard Würz, German composer, and music critic, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1965)
  • Feb 26 Lili Green [Alice Sally Mary], Dutch English dancer, born in Bromley, England (d. 1977)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 15 Leopold Damrosch, German-American composer, and conductor (New York Oratorio Society; New York Symphony), dies at 52
  • Feb 18 Charlotte Sainton-Dolby, English contralto and composer, dies at 61