On This Day

March 1887 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 5 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer, cellist, guitarist, and conductor (Bachianas Brasileiras), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Mar 6 Henri Gagnon, Canadian organist (Notre-Dame Basilica (Quebec), 1915-1961), composer (Rondel de Thibaut de Champagne), and music educator, born in Quebec City, Quebec (d. 1961)
  • Mar 7 Heino Eller, Estonian composer, born in Tartu, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire (now Estonia) (d. 1970)
  • Mar 13 Carlos Isamitt, Chilean composer, born in Rengo, Chile (d. 1974)
  • Mar 14 Lawrance Collingwood, British composer, and opera conductor, born in London, England (d. 1982)
  • Mar 23 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn catalog), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d, 1983)
  • Mar 28 Rudolf Frederik Willem Boskaljon, musician and composer, born in Curacao, Portugal (d. 1969)
  • Mar 31 Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 2 Wilhelm Troszel, Polish operatic bass, composer, and voice teacher, dies at 63
  • Mar 16 Emanuel Kania, Polish composer, dies at 59