March 1842 in Music History

Events in Music


Mar 3 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd ("Scottish") Symphony in Leipzig Gewandhaus


Mar 9 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Nabucco" premieres in Milan

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 22 Carl Rosa, German-born violinist and composer (founder of the Rosa opera company that toured UK and US), born in Hamburg, German Confederation (now Germany) (d. 1889)
  • Mar 22 Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (Taras Bulba), conductor and ethno-musicologist, born in Hrynky, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1912)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 7 Christian Theodor Weinlig, German composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 15 Luigi Cherubini, Italian musical prodigy, composer (Médée; Requiem in D minor), and educator (Conservatoire de Paris, 1822-42), dies at 81