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March 1853 in Music History

Events in Music


Historic InventionSteinway & Sons Piano

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

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Steinway Piano Advertisement circa 1866
Steinway Piano Advertisement circa 1866
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Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 6 Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "La Traviata" premieres in Venice

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi

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)