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March 1900 in Music History

Events in Music

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Mar 16 AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces AL league will be Chicago White Stockings, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Blues, Boston Americans, Philadelphia Athletics and Baltimore Orioles

Founder of Baseball's American League Ban Johnson
Founder of Baseball's American League
Ban Johnson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 16 Isadora Duncan giver her first dance performance in Europe, in London


Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Donald Keith Falkner, singer
  • Mar 2 Kurt J Weill, German composer/Bertolt Brecht collaborator (Mahogany), born in Dessau, Germany
  • Mar 7 Evald Aav, Estonian composer (Vikerlased), born in Tallinn (d. 1939) [OS 22 Feb]
  • Mar 12 Zoltán Vásárhelyi, Hungarian violinist, teacher, and choral conductor, born in Kecskemét, Hungary (d. 1977)
  • Mar 14 Ernest Hill, American jazz double-bassist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • Mar 15 Colin McPhee, Canadian composer (H2O, Mechanical Principles) and musicologist (Bali), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1964)
  • Mar 17 Alfred Newman, American film music arranger, conductor and composer, winner of 9 Academy Awards (The Robe; How The West Was Won; Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1970)
  • Mar 21 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor
  • Mar 23 Jose Antonio Calcano, composer
  • Mar 24 Algeria Junius "June" Clark, American jazz trumpeter and cornetist, born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • Mar 26 Isadore Freed, Russian American composer, born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia (d. 1960)
  • Mar 28 Achille Longo, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1954)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 10 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer, dies at 94
  • Mar 19 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer and piano pedagogue (The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises), dies at 80