On This Day in Music for February 5

Events in Music

  • 1887 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy, Verdi's first new opera for over 15 years
  • 1897 1st showing of a motion picture in Hawaii at the Hawaiian Opera House

Musicians Born on Feb 5

  • 1662 Giuseppe Vignola, Italian composer, born in Napoli, Habsburg Spain (now Italy) (d. 1712)
  • 1711 Joseph Umstatt, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1762)
  • 1732 Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer
  • 1748 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer, conductor and tutor of Beethoven, born in Shimnitz, Saxony (d. 1798)
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Musicians Who Died on Feb 5

  • 1705 Jean Gilles, French composer, dies at 37
  • 1738 Georg Reidel, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1745 Coelestin Praelisauer, German organist, composer, and monk, dies at 49
  • 1758 Bernhard Christian Weber, composer, dies at 45
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