On This Day

March 1871 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 6 Ben Harney, American composer and "Father of Ragtime Piano" (You've Been a Good Old Wagon, But You Done Broke Down), born on the Mississippi River (d. 1938)
  • Mar 28 Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Concertgebouw Orchestra, NY Philharmonic 1922-30), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1951)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 20 Antonio Buzzolla, composer, dies at 56