On This Day

March 1884 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 8 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Piano Suite

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Léon Jongen, Belgian organist, composer, and academic, born in Liège (d. 1969)
  • Mar 14 Wintter Haynes Watts, American composer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1962)
  • Mar 15 Rudolf Piskacek, composer
  • Mar 17 Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist, born in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana (d. 1934)
  • Mar 23 Glauco Velasquez, composer
  • Mar 24 Gino Marinuzzi, Italian conductor and composer, born in Palermo, Sicily, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1945)
  • Mar 26 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein Competition winner, 1905), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1969)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 19 Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 30 Hans Hampel, Czech composer, dies at 61