On This Day

March 1881 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 23 Gas lamp sets fire to opera house in Nice, France; 70 die

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 18 Paul Le Flem, composer
  • Mar 21 Hermann Sandby, composer
  • Mar 25 Béla Bartok, Hungarian composer and pianist (Concerto for Orchestra), born in Nagyszentmiklós, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 23 Nikolay Rubinstein, composer, dies at 45
  • Mar 28 Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Russian composer (Boris Godunov), dies at 42 [OS=Mar 16]
  • Mar 31 Gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73