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February 1903 in Music History

Events in Music

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Feb 11 Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna

Composer Anton Bruckner
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Anton Bruckner

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Feb 18 "In Dahomey" the first African American musical to perform on Broadway opens at the New York Theater, starring George Walker and Bert Williams with music by Will Marion Cook


Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 3 (Ivy) Priaulx Rainier, South African-British composer (Ploërmel), born in Howick, Colony of Natali (now South Africa) (d. 1986)
  • Feb 4 Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N)
  • Feb 5 Ivan Galamian, American violinist and violin teacher, born in Tabriz, Persia (d. 1981)
  • Feb 6 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1991)
  • Feb 8 Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • Feb 9 Georg Trexler, German composer, choirmaster, and organist (St. Trinitatis, Leipzig, 1930-70), born in Pirna, Germany (d. 1979)
  • Feb 10 Matvey Isaakovich Blanter, Russian-Soviet composer of popular songs and film music ("Katyusha"), born in Pochep, Russian Empire (d. 1990)
  • Feb 10 Abel Meeropol, American songwriter ("Strange Fruit"; "The House I Live In'), and librettist ("The Good Soldier Schweick"), born in the Bronx, New York City (d. 1986)
  • Feb 11 Hans Redlich, Austrian-English composer & musicologist (Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), born in Vienna (d. 1968)
  • Feb 20 Karel Janeček, Czech composer, born in Czestochowa (d. 1974)
  • Feb 21 Eric Fogg, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939)
  • Feb 22 Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 3 Frederick E Kitziger, composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 11 Henryk Szulc, Polish composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 17 Joseph Parry, Welsh composer and musician, dies at 61
  • Feb 22 Hugo Filipp Jakob Wolf, Austrian composer (Corregidor), dies at 42
  • Feb 23 Albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57
  • Feb 23 Friedrich Grutzmacher, composer, dies at 70