On This Day

February 1903 in Music History

Events in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 3 Priaulx Rainier, South African British composer, born in Howick, 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, composer
  • Feb 10 Matvey Isaakovich Blanter, composer
  • 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