On This Day

February 1913 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 3 Golden and Cawthorne's musical "Sunshine Girl" premieres in New York City

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 5 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
  • Feb 9 Erskine Butterfield American swing and boogie-woogie jazz pianist, singer, and composer, born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1961)
  • Feb 11 Lucio Diestro San Pedro, composer
  • Feb 17 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav conductor (Belgrade Opera, 1944-65), born in Sarajevo, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Bosnia and Herzegovina) (d. 2009)
  • Feb 17 Rene Leibowitz, Polish-born French composer (d. 1972)
  • Feb 19 Alvin Derold Etler, American oboist, and composer, born in Battle Creek, Iowa (d. 1973)
  • Feb 20 Jozef Kresanek, composer
  • Feb 22 George "Buddy" Tate, American jazz saxophonist, born in Sherman, Texas (d. 2001)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 26 Felix Draeseke, German composer (Christus. Mysterium in a Prelude and Three Oratorios), dies from a stroke at 77