February 1908 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Edward Staempfli, Swiss pianist, conductor, and composer, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 2002)
  • Feb 2 Pavel Sivic, Slovenian composer, born in Radovljica, Slovenia (d. 1995)
  • Feb 2 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1982)
  • Feb 4 (Emmanuel) "Mannie" Klein, American swing jazz and session trumpeter (Frank Trumbauer; NBC Orchestra), born in New York City (d. 1994)
  • Feb 8 Grigor Eghiazaryan, Armenian composer, born in Blur, Russian Empire (d. 1988)
  • Feb 10 Jean Coulthard, Canadian composer, and music educator, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2000)
  • Feb 13 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, born in Claresholm, Alberta, Canada (d. 1983)
  • Feb 13 Lennie Hayton, American pianist, composer, conductor and arranger (Paul Whiteman; Bing Crosby; MGM), born in New York City (d. 1971)
  • Feb 20 Seymour Österwall, Swedish jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader and composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • Feb 22 Claude "Fiddler" Williams, American jazz violinist and guitarist (Twelve Clouds of Joy; Count Basie), born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2004)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 14 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, French composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 24 Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, Ukrainian composer, dies at 66
  • Feb 28 Pauline Lucca, Austrian operatic soprano, dies at 66