On This Day

March 1876 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 8 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Puccini's Turandot), born in Posillipo, Italy (d. 1954)
  • Mar 11 Carl Ruggles, American composer (Evocations), born in Marion, Massachusetts (d. 1971)
  • Mar 17 Frederic Ayers, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Alfred Holmes, English violinist and composer, dies at 38
  • Mar 5 Marie d'Agoult [pen name Daniel Stern], French author and mother of composer Franz Liszt's children, dies at 70
  • Mar 19 Jozef Stefani, Polish composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 31 Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, American singer, known as "The Black Swan", who performed at Buckingham Palace for Queen Victoria, dies at about 57 [birthdate uncertain]