On This Day

February 1912 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Burton Lane, Broadway composer (Finian's Rainbow)
  • Feb 4 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • Feb 5 Zoltán Pongrácz, Hungarian avant-garde composer (Mariphonia), born in Diószeg (d. 2007)
  • Feb 7 Alfred Desenclos, French composer, mostly of liturgical works (Messe de Requiem), born in Pontel, France (d. 1971)
  • Feb 8 Simon Jurovsky, composer
  • Feb 11 Rudolf Firkusny, Napajedla Czechoslovakia, pianist (Julliard)
  • Feb 13 Arthur "Schneeze" Rollini, American big band jazz tenor saxophonist, born in New York City (d. 1993)
  • Feb 16 Machito [Francisco "Frank" Grillo], Latin jazz musician and creator of Cu-bop and salsa music (Afro-Cubans), born in Havana, Cuba - NB: birth date and location disputed (d. 1984)
  • Feb 16 Gwydion Brooke [Holbrooke], British bassoonist (Royal Philharmonic, 1946-1961), born in Kentford, Suffolk, England (d. 2005)
  • Feb 19 Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)
  • Feb 21 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
  • Feb 24 Julius Kowalski, composer
  • Feb 27 Hugues Panassié, French jazz critic, record producer, and impresario (Hot Club de France), born in Paris (d. 1974)