On This Day

March 1878 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Gabriel Édouard Xavier Dupont, French composer, born in Caen, France (d. 1914)
  • Mar 4 Egbert Van Alstyne, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1951)
  • Mar 12 Joseph Gustav Mraczek, German violinist, conductor, composer (Max und Moritz) and pedagogue, born in Brno, Bohemia (d. 1944)
  • Mar 21 Thurlow Weed Lieurance, composer
  • Mar 23 Franz Schreker [Schrecker], Austrian conductor, composer (Die Gezeichneten; Der ferne Klang), teacher, and administrator born in Monaco (d. 1934)
  • Mar 25 Theodore Samuel Holland, British composer and pedagogue, born in Wimbledon (d. 1947)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 24 Albin Masek, Czech composer, dies at 73