February 1934 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 10 Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount" premieres in NYC

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Feb 10 Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein's opera Four Saints in Three Acts premieres in NYC
  • Feb 20 Virgil Thomson's opera "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens in NYC

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 22 "It Happened One Night" directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert opens at NY's Radio City Music Hall (Academy Awards Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay 1935)

Actor Clark Gable
Actor
Clark Gable
Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
Actress Claudette Colbert
Actress
Claudette Colbert

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Bob Shane, vocalist (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)
  • Feb 4 Jouko Sakari Linjama, composer
  • Feb 7 Earl King [Solomon Johnson], American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 7 King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], American musician, bandleader and saxophonist (Memphis Soul Stew), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1971)
  • Feb 11 Francesco Pennisi, composer
  • Feb 13 George Segal, actor/banjo player (Carbon Copy, Fun with Dick & Jane)
  • Feb 14 Florence Henderson, actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), born in Dale, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • Feb 14 Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
  • Feb 16 Austin "Ted" Taylor, US gospel/R&B-singer (Be Ever Wonderful)
  • Feb 16 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), born in Port Jervis, New York (d. 2005)
  • Feb 18 Skip Battin, singer-songwriter (The Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Feb 18 Aldo Ceccato, conductor (Detroit Symph Orch 1973-77), born in Milan, Italy
  • Feb 18 Bobby Taylor, American singer and producer who discovered "The Jackson 5" (Motown Records), born in Washington, D.C. (birth year contested-1939) (d. 2017)
  • Feb 22 Thomas Paul, bass (NYC Opera 1963-70), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 24 Renata Scotto, soprano and opera director (Violetta-La Traviata), born in Savona, Italy
  • Feb 24 Shuko Mizuno, composer
  • Feb 28 Willie Bobo, American jazz drummer (Cos), born in NYC, New York

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Ernesto Nazareth, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 22 Willem Kes, violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • Feb 23 Edward William Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode), dies at 76
  • Feb 25 Daniel Protheroe, composer, dies at 67