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February 1888 in Music History

Events in Music

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Feb 28 Vincent d'Indy's Wallenstein-trilogy, premieres

Composer Vincent d'Indy
Vincent d'Indy

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Candelario Huízar, Mexican violist, horn player, and classical and canción composer ("Surco"), born in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico (d. 1970)
  • Feb 8 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/music critic
  • Feb 26 Ida Cox (nee Prather), American blues singer and vaudeville performer, born in Habersham County, Georgia (d. 1967) [birth year disputed, may be 1894 or 1896]
  • Feb 27 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, Fidelio), born in Perleberg Germany (d. 1976)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 22 Jean-Delphin Alard, French violinist and composer, dies at 72