On This Day

March 1902 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Mar 8 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony, his most popular, by the Helsinki Philharmonic Society

Music History

Mar 18 Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record

Music History

Mar 18 Arnold Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna


Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 21 Edward "Son" House, American delta blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Walking Blues"; "Preachin' The Blues"), born in Lyons, Mississippi (d. 1988)
  • Mar 22 Ellin Berlin (née MacKay), American heiress, writer (Lace Curtain), and second wife of songwriter Irving Berlin, born in Roslyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • Mar 25 Sten Broman, Swedish composer and actor, born in Uppsala, Uppsala län (d. 1983)
  • Mar 28 Paul Godwin, Polish-Dutch violinist, born in Sosnowitz, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • Mar 28 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (Beer Barrel Polka), born in Zbraslav, Czech Republic (d. 1988)
  • Mar 29 William Walton, British composer (Troilus & Cressida; Wise Virgins), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England (d. 1983)
  • Mar 30 Ted Heath, British jazz trombonist, composer, and big band leader, born in Wandsworth, London, England (d. 1969)

Weddings in Music

  • Mar 9 Austrian composer Gustav Mahler (41) marries Alma Schindler (22) in Vienna, Austria

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 17 George William Warren, American hymn composer, dies at 73