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, American composer, teacher, and Pulitzer Prize winner (1954), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1966)
  • Feb 11 Yves de La Casiniere, composer
  • 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 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