On This Day

February 1902 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 18 Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • Feb 18 Jules Massenet's opera "Le jongleur de Notre-Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Carlo Borbolla, Cuban composer, born in Manzanillo (d. 1990)

Person of interestLangston Hughes

Feb 1 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1967)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • Feb 5 Bronislaw Kaper, Polish film composer and Academy Award winner (Green Dolphin Street, Lili), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1983)
  • Feb 6 George Brunies, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1974)
  • Feb 9 Blanche Calloway, American vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)
  • Feb 12 William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
  • Feb 14 Fred Scott, American vocalist & actor (Melody of the Plains, Vincent Lopez), born in Fresno, California (d. 1991)
  • Feb 14 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer
  • Feb 18 Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
  • Feb 19 John Bubbles, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 21 Bob [Hijman] Scholte, Dutch vocalist [or 1909]
  • Feb 22 Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)
  • Feb 26 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist & composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 2 Emanuil Manolov, composer, dies at 42
  • Feb 25 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, Austrian zither player and composer, dies at 77