On This Day

March 1894 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Mar 16 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris, includes piece “Méditation” for violin and orchestra

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Renaat Veremans, Flemish organist, composer, and conductor (Flemish Opera, Antwerp, 1921-44), born in Lierre, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • Mar 14 Josef Schelb, German composer, born in Bad Krozingen, Germany (d. 1977)
  • Mar 15 Slava Vorlova, composer
  • Mar 25 Erik William Gustav Leidzen, Swedish American composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1962)
  • Mar 26 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (d. 1985)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 21 Jacob Rosenhaim, Jewish-German composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 24 Robert Prescott Stewart, composer, dies at 68