February 1887 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 5 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy, Verdi's first new opera for over 15 years

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Ernst Hanfst√§ngl, German pianist and politician (d. 1975)
  • Feb 3 Carlo Jachino, composer
  • Feb 7 Eubie Blake, US ragtime composer/pianist (Memories of You) (d. 1983), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 17 Leevi Antti Madetoja, composer
  • Feb 20 David McKinley Williams, composer
  • Feb 23 Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 15 Alexander Borodin, composer, dies
  • Feb 27 Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin, Russian composer, dies at 53