On This Day

March 1868 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 5 Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele" premieres in Milan
  • Mar 9 The opera "Hamlet" by Ambroise Thomas premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 22 Hamish MacCunn, Scottish composer (The Land of the Mountain and the Flood), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1916)
  • Mar 27 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), born in Anchorage, Kentucky (d. 1946)
  • Mar 28 Wojciech Gawroński, Polish pianist and composer, born in Sejmany, Russian Empire [now Lithuania] (d. 1910)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 2 Carl Eberwein, German composer and violinist, dies at 81