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March 1906 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 10 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 3 Donald Novis, British-American singer and actor (Monte Carlo; The Singing Plumber), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1966)
  • Mar 3 Albany "Barney" Bigard, Creole-American jazz clarinetist (Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1927-42 - "Mood Indigo"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1980)
  • Mar 7 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, Cuban composer, born in Remedios, Cuba (d. 1940)
  • Mar 7 Hans Lachman, German born Dutch Jewish composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1990)
  • Mar 11 Hasan Ferit Alnar, Turkish composer, born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1978)
  • Mar 13 Frank Teschemacher, American jazz clarinetist and alto-saxophonist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1932)
  • Mar 14 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer, one of "The Turkish Five" (Köçekçe - Dance Rhapsody for Orchestra), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire; (d. 1972)
  • Mar 16 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist ("Take my wife ... please"), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • Mar 17 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1997)
  • Mar 19 Normand Lockwood, composer
  • Mar 23 George Posford, composer
  • Mar 24 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet jazz and pop singer ("Let's Smoke"), born in Kharkiv, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1984)
  • Mar 25 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, born in Nogent-sur-Marne, near Paris (d. 1994)
  • Mar 27 Charles "Pee Wee" Russell, American jazz clarinet and saxophone player, born in Maplewood, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • Mar 28 Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer, conductor (Saskatoon Symphony), and teacher (University of Saskatchewan), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • Mar 29 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), born in Westcliff-on-Sea, England (d. 1977)
  • Mar 31 Lauri Saikkola, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 22 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist and composer, dies at 59