On This Day

February 1893 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Feb 1 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut" premieres in Turin

Music Premiere

Feb 9 Giuseppe Verdi's comic opera "Falstaff" premieres at La Scala in Milan, Italy


Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 4 Bernard Rogers, American composer (The Warrior; Three Japanese Dances; To The Fallen), and pedagogue (Eastman School, 1929-67), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)

Jimmy Durante

Feb 10 Jimmy Durante, American vaudeville, radio, and screen actor, comedian (The Durante-Moore Show; Frosty The Snowman), piano player and singer ("Inka Dinka Doo"; "Make Someone Happy") known as "the schnozzola" born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1980)

  • Feb 15 Walter Donaldson, American pianist and popular song composer ("Makin' Whoopee"; "My Blue Heaven"; My Buddy"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1947)
  • Feb 21 Andres Segovia, Spanish classical guitarist, born in Linares, Spain (d. 1987)
  • Feb 27 Joseph Messner, Austrian organist and composer, born in Schwaz, Tyrol (d. 1969)