On This Day

March 1859 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 19 Opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod premieres in Paris

Music Premiere

Mar 28 1st performance of Johannes Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 8 Otto Taubmann, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • Mar 12 Josef Cyril Sychra, Czech composer and choirmaster, born in Ústí nad Orlicí (d. 1935)
  • Mar 26 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1922)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 Josef Theodor Krov, Bohemian composer, singer and teacher, dies at 61