March 1911 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 13 Ivan Caryll's musical "The Pink Lady" premieres at the New Amsterdam Theatre, NYC; runs for 336 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 3 Francesco Siciliani, Italian opera impresario (La Scala; San Carlo; Le Fenice), and composer (Fragments From the Canticle of Canticles), born in Perugia, Italy (d. 1996)
  • Mar 6 Roland Leich, American composer, chiefly of art songs, vocal, and choral music, and educator (Carnegie Institute, 1946-76), born in Evansville, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Mar 7 Louis Cottrell Jr., Creole-American jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist (Heritage Hall Jazz Band), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • Mar 7 Stefan Kisielewski, Polish composer, writer and politician, born in Warsaw (d. 1991)
  • Mar 8 Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2000)
  • Mar 9 Ramon Campbell Batista, Chilean physician, composer, and ethno-musicologist (traditional music of the Rapanui people), born in Quilpué, Chile (d. 2000)
  • Mar 13 José Ardévol, Spanish-Cuban composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1981)
  • Mar 14 Joe Mooney, American jazz and pop accordionist, organist, and vocalist, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • Mar 17 Raffaele d'Alessandro, Swiss pianist, organist, and composer, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1959)
  • Mar 18 (Lester) "Smiley" Burnette [Burnett], American country music performer, singer-songwriter ("Ridin' Down the Canyon (To Watch the Sun Go Down)"), and actor (Petticoat Junction - "Charlie"), born in Summum, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • Mar 28 Myfanwy Piper, British librettist and art critic, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Mar 30 Dennis Gomm, British composer and pianist, born in England (d. 1995)
  • Mar 31 Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano, Kammersängerin, and teacher, born in Niederjeutz, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire (now Yutz, France) (d. 1986)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 20 Jean-Theodore Radoux, Belgian composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 29 Alexandre Guilmant, French organist (La Trinitié, 1871-901), composer and pedagogue (Schola Cantorum, 1894-1911), dies at 74