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March 1864 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Mar 14 Gioachino Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" premieres at his home in Paris, France

  • Mar 19 Opera "Mireille" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 15 Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian violinist, conductor (Nationaltheatret Orchestra, 1899-1929), and composer (Bergensiana), born in Drammen, Norway (d. 1934)
  • Mar 15 Leslie Stuart, [Thomas Barrett], British musical theater composer (Florodora), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 1928)
  • Mar 23 Hjalmar Borgstrom [Jensen], Norwegian composer (Hvæm er du med de tusene navne (Who are you with a thousand names)), and music critic, born in Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway (d. 1925)
  • Mar 23 Louis Glass, Danish pianist and composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1936)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 30 Louis Schindelmeisser, German clarinetist and composer, dies 52