• 1706 Burial of German composer Johann Pachelbel, age 52, in Nuremberg.
  • 1735 Birth of composer August Bernhard Valentin Herbing.
  • 1737 Birth of Bohemian composer Josef Mysliveček, in Ober-Sarka. Friend and colleague of Mozart.
  • 1748 FP of Handel's oratorio Joshua at the Covent Garden, London. It may have included the premiere of Handel's Concerto a due cori No. 1 as well (Gregorian date 20 MAR).
  • 1740 FP of Handel's oratorio L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato, and Organ Concerto in Bb, Op. 7, no. 1, in London (Julian date: 27 FEB)
  • 1810 Birth of composer Jean-Georges Kastner.
  • 1812 Birth of composrer Jakob Eduard Schmolzer.
  • 1826 Birth of German violinist and composer Jean Joseph Bott.
  • 1831 Paris debut of Italian violinist Nicolo Paganini. Bust of Nicolo Paganini 1830 Giclee Poster Print by Pierre Jean David d'Angers, 18x24Composers attending were Meyerbeer, Cherubini, Halvéy and Franz Liszt.
  • 1839 Birth of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky (Gregorian date: 21 MAR).
  • 1842 FP of Verdi's opera Nabucco in at the Teatro alla Scala, in Milan.
  • 1844 FP of Verdi's opera Ernani in at the Teatro La Fenice, in Venice.
  • 1848 Birth of composer Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick.
  • 1849 FP of Otto Nicolai's opera Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor basaed on Shakespeare's play The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Königliches Opernhaus, in Berlin.
  • 1850 Birth of composer Alexandre Luigini.
  • 1868 FP of Thomas' opera Hamlet at the Paris Opéra.
  • 1874 Birth of composer Johann Richard Ohlsson.
  • 1875 Birth of composr Martin Fallas Shaw.
  • 1877 FP of Tchaikovsky's symphonic-fantasy Francesca da Rimini in Moscow (Julian date: 25 FEB)
  • 1893 Birth of composer Hans Munch.
  • 1907 Birth of composer Henry Leland CLARKE.
  • 1908 Birth of composer Luiz Cosme.
  • 1910 Birth of American composer Samuel Barber, The Best of Barber in West Chester, Pa. d- January 23, 1981.
  • 1911 Birth of composer Ramon Campbell Batista.
  • 1924 Birth of composer Konstantin Iliev Konstantin Iliev - Compositions.
  • 1924 FP of Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 5, first version, in Paris, by the composer. The revised version premiered in Alma-Ata, USSR on 5 FEB 1954, by Anatoli Vedernikov.
  • 1926 Birth of composer Celso Garrido Lecca.
  • 1927 Birth of composer John BeckwithJohn Beckwith Documentary: Listening to works like Harp of David
  • 1927 Birth of composer Hans Ludwig Schilling.
  • 1930 FP of Kurt Weill's opera Die Aufsteig und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, at the Neues Theater in Leipzig.
  • 1933 Birth of composer William Francis McBETH.
  • 1941 FP of Henry Cowell's Symphony No. 2 Antropos, in Brooklyn.
  • 1947 Birth of composer Zusaan Kali FASTEAU.
  • 1949 Birth of composer Kalevi AHO.
  • 1950 Birth of composer Bill ZACCAGNI.
  • 1951 FP of A. Honegger's Symphony No. 5 Di tre re, by the Boston Symphony, Charles Munch conducting.
  • 1980 Birth of composer Anna CLYNE.
  • 1980 FP of Earle Brown's Caldar Piece for percussionists and mobile, in Valencia, CA.
  • 1982 FP of L. Berio's opera La vera storia The True Story at the Teatro alla Scala, in Milan.
  • 1999 Death of composer Harry SomersHarry Somers Documentary: John would argue with me
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