February 12

On this day:

1816- The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.
Thomas Campion (1567), composer
Josef Reicha (1752), Czech cellist, composer, and conductor
Jan Ladislav Dussek (1761), Czech composer and pianist 
Lionel Grigson (1942) English pianist and composer
Laurent Belissen (1762), composer
Hans von Bülow (1894), conductor, pianist, composer
Ambroise Thomas (1896), composer
Émile Waldteufel (1915), composer
Henri Duparc (1933), composer
Eubie Blake (1983) pianist, composer

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