March 1900 in Music History

Events in Music

American League Reorganized

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

Music History

Mar 17 American modern dancer Isadora Duncan gives her first Europen performance in London, England [1]

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Keith Falkner, British bass-baritone singer (Director of the Royal College of Music), born in Sawston, England (d. 1994)
  • Mar 2 Kurt Weill, German-American composer and collaborator of Bertolt Brecht (Die Dreigroschenoper - The Threepenny Opera), born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1950)
  • 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 Bernie Cummins, American jazz drummer and big band bandleader ("Dark Eyes"), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • Mar 14 Ernest Hill, American jazz double-bassist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • Mar 15 Colin McPhee, Canadian-American pianist, composer (Tabuh-Tabuhan; H2O; Mechanical Principles), and ethno-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 Kletzki [Paweł Klecki], Polish-Swiss violinist, composer, and conductor, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1973)
  • Mar 23 José Antonio Calcaño, Venezuelan composer (De Profundis), music critic, and diplomat, born in Caracus, Venezuela (d. 1978)
  • 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 6 Carl Bechstein, German piano maker, dies at 73
  • Mar 10 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, Danish composer, dies at 94
  • Mar 19 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer and piano pedagogue (The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises), dies at 80