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March 1902 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer Jean Sibelius
Composer
Jean Sibelius

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Operatic Tenor Enrico Caruso
Operatic Tenor
Enrico Caruso

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

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 21 Eddie James "Son" House, folk blues musician (Delta Blues)
  • 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, English composer (Troilus & Cressida, Wise Virgins), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 1983)
  • Mar 30 Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)

Weddings in Music

  • Mar 9 Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna

Deaths in Music

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