On This Day

March 1824 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 7 Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto" (The Crusader in Egypt) premieres at La Fenice in Venice with famous castrato Giovanni Battista Velluti singing

Music Premiere

Mar 24 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis" in St. Petersburg

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 [Friedrich] Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer (The Bartered Bride; Má Vlast; Moldau), born in Litomyšl, Bohemia (d. 1884)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 3 Giovanni Battista Viotti, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 12 Heinrich Carl Ebell, composer, dies at 48
  • Mar 22 Johann Melchior Dreyer, German composer, dies at 76