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, American composer, teacher, and Pulitzer Prize winner (1954), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1966)
  • Feb 11 Yves de La Casiniere, French composer, born in Angers, France (d. 1971)
  • Feb 14 Jørgen Bentzon, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1951)
  • Feb 22 Bob Ysaguirre, American jazz double bass and tuba player (Don Redman Orchestra), born in Belize, British Honduras (now Belize City, Belize) (d. 1982)

Marian AndersonMarian Anderson (1897-1993)

Feb 27 American contralto and celebrated singer (My Lord, What a Morning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Deaths in Music

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