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March 1926 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 17 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Girl Friend" premieres in NYC

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 3 Lys Assia, Swiss singer
  • Mar 4 Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2015)
  • Mar 4 Fran Warren, American singer, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 6 Jón Nordal, Icelandic composer (Choralis), born in Reykjavik
  • Mar 6 Miroslav Klega, Czech composer (Pantomime Suite), born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (d. 1993)
  • Mar 6 H.C. Robbins Landon, American musicologist (Haydn: Chronicle and Works), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2009)
  • Mar 9 Celso Garrido Lecca, Peruvian composer, born in Lima, Peru
  • Mar 11 Ilhan Mimaroglu, Turkish electronic music composer and musician, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2012)
  • Mar 12 Rolv Berger Yttrehus, American classical music composer, born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 2018)
  • Mar 14 François Morel, Canadian pianist, conductor, and composer (Antiphonie; Me duele España), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2018)
  • Mar 14 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), born in Liverpool (d. 2008)
  • Mar 15 Ben Johnston [Benjamin Burwell Johnston Jr], American microtonal composer (Gambit), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • Mar 23 Martha Wright, American actress and singer (South Pacific; The Martha Wright Show), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • Mar 27 Frankie Ervin, American R&B singer (The Three Blazers - "Dragnet Blues"; The Shields - "You Cheated"), born in Blythe, California (d. 2009)
  • Mar 30 Werner Torkanowsky, conductor (New Orleans Symphony, 1963-77; Bangor Symphony, 1981-92), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1992)

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 13 Country singer Maybelle Carter (17) weds Ezra Carter

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 3 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 58
  • Mar 7 Heinrich Kàan-Albest, Bohemian pianist and composer, dies at 73