On This Day

March 1857 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Mar 12 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Simon Boccanegra" premieres in Venice

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 3 Alfred Bruneau, French cellist, and composer, chiefly of opera (Le Rêve; Messidor), born in Paris, France (d. 1934)
  • Mar 8 Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1919)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 17 Adolph Trube, German composer and organist, dies at 42