On This Day

February 1896 in Music History

Events in Music

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Feb 1 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme" premieres in Turin

Opera Composer Giacomo Puccini
Opera Composer
Giacomo Puccini

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 16 Alexander Brailowsky, Russian pianist (Chopin)
  • Feb 22 Nacio Herb Brown, American composer (Singin' In The Rain), born in Deming, New Mexico (d. 1964)
  • Feb 26 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor and composer
  • Feb 29 Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, Swiss composer, born in Zurich (d. 1984)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 4 Henry David Leslie, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 12 Ambrose Thomas, French opera composer (Mignon), and music professor, dies at 84
  • Feb 13 Carl Martin Reinthaler, German composer, dies at 73