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February 1904 in Music History

Events in Music

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Feb 17 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly" premieres in Milan

Opera Composer Giacomo Puccini
Opera Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • Feb 25 J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish National Theater Society

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Feb 28 Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres

Composer Vincent d'Indy
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Vincent d'Indy

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, American trombonist and plunger-mute pioneer (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in New York City (d. 1946)
  • Feb 2 Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer
  • Feb 3 Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer, born in Pisino, Austrian Empire (d. 1975)
  • Feb 4 Predrag Milosevic, composer
  • Feb 8 Igor' Fyodorovich Belza, composer
  • Feb 20 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1971)
  • Feb 21 Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/poet
  • Feb 29 Alan Richardson, Scottish composer and pianist, born in Edinbugh, Scotland (d. 1978)
  • Feb 29 Jimmy Dorsey, American orchestra leader (Stage Show), born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 29 Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer and founder of Kalakshetra (d. 1986)

Weddings in Music

  • Feb 2 US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 20 Gustav Adolf Heinze, Dutch composer, dies at 83