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March 1934 in Music History

Events in Music

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Mar 12 Paul Hindemith's "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Berlin

Composer Paul Hindemith
Composer
Paul Hindemith

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Bernard Rands, composer (Wildtrack), born in Sheffield, England
  • Mar 2 Joyce "Dottie" Rambo (nee Luttrell), American gospel singer and songwriter, born in Madisonville, Kentucky (d. 2008)
  • Mar 4 Barbara McNair, American singer ("Till There Was You") and actress (They Call Me MR. Tibbs), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 2007)
  • Mar 4 John Duffey, American bluegrass guitarist, dobro, and mandolin player (Country Gentlemen), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1996)
  • Mar 4 Mario Davidovsky, Argentine-American electro-acoustic composer (Synchronisms), born in Médanos, Argentina (d. 2019)
  • Mar 7 Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer, born in Corfu
  • Mar 8 Christian Wolff, composer
  • Mar 10 Judith Jamison, artistic director (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater)
  • Mar 10 Fou Ts'ong, Chinese-British concert pianist, born in Shanghai, Republic of China (d. 2020)
  • Mar 11 Joep Straesser, Dutch composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Mar 14 Shirley Scott, American swing and blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Mar 15 Danny Apolinar, cabaret performer and theatrical composer-songwriter (Do Your Own Thing), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • Mar 15 Wolfgang Hufschmidt, composer
  • Mar 17 Erhard Grosskopf, German avant-garde composer, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 17 Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar
  • Mar 18 Pavle Despalj, Croatian composer & conductor (Zagreb; Miami; Tokyo), born in Blato, Korčula
  • Mar 23 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor, born in Montréal, Québec (d. 2006)
  • Mar 23 Teresa Proccacini, Italian organist and composer (Clown Music), born in Cerignola, Italy
  • Mar 25 Johnny Burnette, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Train Kept A-Rollin'"; "You're Sixteen"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1964)
  • Mar 27 Arthur Mitchell, African-American choreographer (Dance Theater of Harlem), born in New York
  • Mar 28 Siegfried Thiele, German composer, born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • Mar 29 Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, German composer, born in Berlin
  • Mar 29 Mei Baojiu, Chinese opera performer and director (Mei Lanfang Peking Opera), born in Shanghai, China (d. 2016)
  • Mar 30 Lanny Morgan, American West coast jazz and studio alto saxophonist (Maynard Ferguson), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Mar 31 Shirley Jones, American Academy Award-winning actress (Elmer Gantry; Oklahoma!), and singer (Partridge Family), born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 31 John D. Loudermilk, country singer and songwriter ("Tobacco Road"), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2016)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 3 Norman O'Neill, English composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 13 Fritz Cortolezis, German conductor, opera director, and composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 21 Franz Schreker [Schrecker], Austrian conductor, composer (Die Gezeichneten; Der ferne Klang), teacher, and administrator dies of a heart attack at 55