On This Day

March 1853 in Music History

Events in Music

Steinway & Sons Piano

Mar 5 Piano company Steinway & Sons founded by Heinrich Steinweg (later Henry Steinway) in New York City

Music Premiere

Mar 6 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata" premieres at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy


Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 5 Arthur Foote, American classical composer, and a member of the "Boston Six" (Suite for Strings in E), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1937)
  • Mar 8 Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina), born in Antwerp (d. 1916)