On This Day

February 1897 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 5 1st showing of a motion picture in Hawaii at the Hawaiian Opera House

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 7 Quincy Porter, composer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 11 Yves de La Casiniere, composer
  • Feb 14 Jorgen Bentzon, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1951)

Person of interestMarian Anderson

Feb 27 Marian Anderson, American contralto and celebrated singer (My Lord, What a Morning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 23 Woldemar Bargiel, German composer, dies at 68