On This Day

March 1875 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Mar 3 Georges Bizet's last and greatest opera "Carmen" premieres at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, France

  • Mar 14 Bedřich Smetana's symphonic poem "Vysehrad" premieres

Birthdays in Music

Maurice Ravel

Mar 7 Maurice Ravel, French composer, pianist and conductor (Daphnis et Chloé; Boléro), born in Ciboure, France (d. 1937)

  • Mar 9 Martin Shaw, English composer, born in London (d. 1958)
  • Mar 10 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, Russian pianist, and composer (Contrapuntal Sketches), born in Kishinev, Russia (d. 1961)
  • Mar 12 Julio Garreta, composer
  • Mar 14 Norman O'Neill, English composer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1934)
  • Mar 29 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer (Miss Hook of Holland), born in London (d. 1917)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 10 Joseph Daussoigne-Méhul, French composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 18 Ferdinand Laub, composer, dies at 43
  • Mar 30 Marie Moke Pleyel, Belgian composer, dies at 63