On This Day in Music for February 28

Events in Music

Musicians Born on Feb 28

  • 1616 Kaspar Förster, German composer, born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1673)
  • 1747 Justin Morgan, American composer and horse breeder, born in West Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1798)
  • 1808 Elias Parish Alvars, British harpist and composer ("Voyage d'un Harpiste en Orient"), born in Teignmouth, England (d. 1849)
  • 1854 Juliusz Zarębski, Polish pianist, composer, and pedagogue, born in Zhytomyr, Kingdom of Poland, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1885)
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Musicians Who Died on Feb 28

  • 1609 Paul Sartorius, German composer, dies at 39
  • 1737 Hercule Brehy, Flemish composer and organist, dies at 63
  • 1796 Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, German violinist and composer, dies at 56
  • 1876 Charles Edward Horsley, English composer, dies at 53
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