On This Day

March 1897 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 9 Premiere of (parts of) Gustav Mahler's 3rd Symphony (Berlin)
  • Mar 12 Vincent d'Indy's opera "Fervaal" premieres in Brussels

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 3 Jose Moreno Gans, composer
  • Mar 6 Knudåge Riisager, Danish composer (director of the Royal Danish Academy of Music 1956-67) born in Kunda, Estonia (d. 1974)
  • Mar 11 Henry Dixon Cowell, Menlo Park California, composer (New Musical Resources)
  • Mar 25 "Sweet" Emma Barrett, American Dixieland jazz pianist and singer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana ( d. 1983)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 10 Teodulo Mabellini, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 11 Berthold Tours, Dutch-English composer, dies at 58