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March 1851 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 11 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" premieres in Venice

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 15 Jozef Surzynski, composer
  • Mar 27 Ruperto Chapi, Spanish composer, born in Villena, Spain (d. 1909)

Person of interestVincent d'Indy

Mar 27 Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher, born in Paris (d. 1931)

Composer Vincent d'Indy
Vincent d'Indy

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Michael Henkel, German composer and organist, dies at 70
  • Mar 6 Alexander Aliabiev, Russian composer remembered as one of the fathers of Russian art song, dies at 63