On This Day in Music for February 22

Events in Music

  • 1878 Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F premieres at a Russian Musical Society concert in Moscow [February 10 O.S.]
  • 1941 Paul Creston's 1st Symphony premieres
  • 1941 Roy Harris' "Ballad of a Railroad Man" premieres
  • 1943 Plane crash in the Tagus River, Lisbon, Portugal kills 23 with 15 survivors including singer Jane Froman
  • 1950 Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (rev ed)
  • 1958 "Portotino" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1963 Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)
  • 1964 Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
  • More Events in Music

Musicians Born on Feb 22

  • 1542 Santino Garsi da Parma, Italian composer (d. 1604)
  • 1573 Gemignano Capilupi, composer
  • 1745 Joao de Sousa Carvalho, composer
  • 1749 Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist/1st biographer of Bach
More Birthdays in Music

Weddings in Music

  • 1997 American singer-actress Jennifer Lopez (27) weds Ojani Noa on the grounds of a friend's Miami home; divorce in 1998
  • 1998 Singer-songwriter Tori Amos (34) weds British sound engineer Mark Hawley (34) in West Wycombe, England

More Weddings & Divorces in Music

Musicians Who Died on Feb 22

  • 1674 John Wilson, English composer, dies at 78
  • 1750 Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer, dies at 71
  • 1788 Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer, dies at 63
  • 1822 Johann Ignaz Walter, German opera singer and composer, dies at 66
More Deaths in Music