March 1888 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 10 1st performance of Caesar Franck's symphonic poem for chorus and orchestra "Psyché"
  • Mar 20 The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta staged in Moscow, Russia.

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 7 Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau, American jazz guitarist and double-bassist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • Mar 10 Krsto Odak, Croatian composer, born in Siverić (d. 1965)
  • Mar 12 Hall Johnson, American composer (Hall Johnson Choir), born in Athens, Georgia (d. 1970)
  • Mar 12 Hans Knappertsbusch, German conductor (Bavarian State Opera, 1922-36), born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1965)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 10 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 29 Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer, dies at 74