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February 1906 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 12 George Cohan's musical "George Washington" premieres in NYC

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Feb 18 Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne" premieres in Paris

Composer Vincent d'Indy
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Vincent d'Indy

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Hildegarde [Sell], American cabaret vocalist (“Leave It To The Girls"; "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup"), born in Adell, Wisconsin (d. 2005)
  • Feb 1 Pierre Cardevielle, French conductor, composer (Élégie de Duino), music critic (Monde musicale), and teacher, born in Paris (d. 1969)
  • Feb 1 Pierre Capdevielle, French composer, conductor, music critic, and educator, born in Paris (d. 1969)
  • Feb 3 Ludvig Nielsen, Norwegian organist, composer, choir director, and conductor (Nidaros Cathedral, 1935-76), born in Borge, Norway (d. 2001)
  • Feb 8 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein)
  • Feb 9 Gwen Catley, British coloratura soprano, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Feb 17 Ramon Tapales, Filipino composer and conductor, born in Baybay, Philippines (d. 1995)
  • Feb 19 Grace Mary Williams, Welsh composer (Penillion), born in Barry (d. 1977)
  • Feb 19 Hendrik W C Spruit, Dutch conductor
  • Feb 19 Louis Gesensway, Latvian-American violinist (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1926-71), and composer (Ode To Peace), born in Dvinsk, Russian Empire (now Daugavpils, Latvia) (d. 1976)
  • Feb 20 Jack Jackson, British trumpeter, dance band leader, and influential BBC disc jockey, born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1978)
  • Feb 22 Edmund von Borck, composer
  • Feb 25 Boris Papandopulo, Croatian composer, born in Bad Honnef, Germany (d. 1991)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 25 Anton Arensky, Russian composer and conductor, dies of tuberculosis at 44
  • Feb 26 Manuel Fernandez Caballero, Spanish composer, dies at 70