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March 1908 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 15 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnole"

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 3 Riccardo Nielsen, composer
  • Mar 7 Tomas de Manzarraga, Spanish composer, born in Igorre, Spain (d. 1988)
  • Mar 9 Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, born in Porte Alegre (d. 1965)
  • Mar 13 Helen Sinclair Glatz, English composer, born in Border country in England (d. 1996)
  • Mar 14 Nikolay Petrovich Rakov, composer
  • Mar 17 Radie Britain, American composer, born near Silverton, Texas (d. 1994)
  • Mar 18 Louis Gaste, songwriter
  • Mar 26 Hank Sylvern, American orchestra leader (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 30 Camille Schmit, Belgian organist, composer, and educator, born in Aubange (d. 1976)
  • Mar 30 Kurt Bruggemann, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Mar 31 Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist known as "Mr. Swing" (Congo Blues, Knockin' on Wood), born in Beardstown, Illinois (d. 1999)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 11 Peter Milne, Scottish composer, dies at 83