On This Day

March 1826 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Mar 21 Beethoven's "String Quartet No. 13" in B flat major (Op 130) premieres in Vienna

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 John Thomas, Welsh composer and harpist, born in Bridgend (d. 1913)
  • Mar 9 Jean Joseph Bott, German violinist and composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1895)
  • Mar 12 Robert Lowry, composer
  • Mar 14 William Fiske Sherwin, American composer, born in Buckland, Massachusetts (d. 1888)
  • Mar 23 [Aloysius] Ludwig Minkus, Austrian violinist, and ballet composer (La Bayadère), born in Vienna, Austrian Empire (d. 1917)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 11 Gervais-François Couperin, French composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 27 Jakob Haibel, Austrian composer, dies at 63