On This Day

February 1894 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer ("The Charleston": "If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)"), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1955)
  • Feb 22 Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer
  • Feb 27 Robert-Lucien Siohan, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 4 Adolphe Sax, Belgium musician and inventor (saxophone), dies at 79
  • Feb 11 Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 12 Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (b. 1830)
  • Feb 17 Francisco Barbieri Spanish zarzuela opera composer (El Diablo en el poder), dies at 70
  • Feb 19 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 78