On This Day

March 1842 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

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

Music Premiere

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


Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 22 Carl Rosa, German violinist and composer, born in Hamburg, 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 Maria Luigi C Z S Cherubini, Italian composer (Dies Irae), dies at 81