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28 March
BIRTHS * Maximilian III Joseph German patron. (1727) * Johann André German composer and publisher. (1741) * Joseph Weigl Austrian composer and conductor. (1766) * Angelo Maria Benincori Italian composer. (1779) * Mariano Soriano Fuertes Spanish composer. (1817) * George W L Marshall-Hall Australian composer. (1862) * Marc Delmas French composer. (1885) * Sabine Kalter Polish mezzo-soprano. (1890) * Myfanwy Piper English librettist. (1911) * Clara Petrella Italian soprano. (1914) * Anselmo Colzani Italian baritone. (1918) * Hanne-Lore Kuhse German soprano. (1925) * Dmytro Hnatyuk Ukrainian baritone. (1925) * Robert Ashley American composer. (1930) * Elizabeth Bainbridge English contralto. (1930) * Nicola Martinucci Italian tenor. (1941) * Samuel Ramey American bass. (1942)

DEATHS * Ottavio Rinuccini Italian librettist. (1621) * Ignazio Maria Conti Italian composer. (1759) * Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi Italian composer. (1818) * Vincenzo Fioravanti Italian composer. (1877) * Achille Peri Italian composer. (1880) * Anton Seidl Austro-Hungarian conductor. (1898) * Hanuš Trneček Czech composer and conductor. (1914) * Karl Prohaska Austrian composer. (1927) * Giuseppe Ferrata American composer. (1928) * Karol Szymanowski Polish composer. (1937) * Sergey Vasil'yevich Rakhmaninov Russian composer, pianist and conductor. (1943) * Fortune T Gallo Italian-American impresario. (1970) * Gertrude Johnson Australian soprano and administrator. (1973) * Renzo Massarani Italian composer and critic. (1975) * Hans Hermann Nissen German bass-baritone. (1980) * Günther Treptow German tenor. (1981) * Maurice Blackburn Canadian composer. (1988) * Italo Tajo Italian bass. (1993) * Lee Hoiby American composer. (2011)

PREMIERES Nevěsta messinská Zdeněk Fibich; Prague, National Theatre, 28 March 1884. Nozze istriane Antonio Smareglia; Trieste, Comunale, 28 March 1895. Andrea Chénier Umberto Giordano; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 28 March 1896. Violanta Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Munich, Staatsoper, 28 March 1916.
 

29 March
BIRTHS * Herman Bemberg Of Franco-Argentine parentage composer. (1859) * Fritz Cassirer German conductor. (1871) * Robert Burg Czech baritone. (1890) * Bertrand Etcheverry French bass-baritone. (1900) * William Walton English composer. (1902) * Gottfried Neumann-Spallart Austrian stage designer. (1915, 100 years) * Gloria Davy American soprano. (1931) * Richard Rodney Bennett English composer. (1936)

DEATHS * Gustavus III Swedish patron and librettist. (1792) * Johann Gottfried Schwanenberger German composer. (1804) * Charles Dignum English tenor and composer. (1827) * Charles Villiers Stanford Irish composer. (1924) * Otto Kahn American patron. (1934) * Fritz Ollendorf German bass. (1977) * Einar Beyron Swedish tenor. (1979) * Carl Orff German composer and educator. (1982) * Felix Prohaska Austrian conductor. (1987) * Eberhard Waechter Austrian baritone. (1992) * Robert Tear Welsh tenor. (2011)

PREMIERES Le maître de chapelle Ferdinando Paer; Paris, Théâtre Feydeau, 29 March 1821. Der Vampyr Heinrich August Marschner; Leipzig, Stadttheater, 29 March 1828. Das Liebesverbot Richard Wagner; Magdeburg, Stadttheater, 29 March 1836. Yevgeny Onegin Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Moscow, Malïy Theatre, 29 March 1879.
 

30 March
BIRTHS * Tommaso Traetta Italian composer. (1727) * Angelo Catelani Italian composer and musicologist. (1811) * Bernhard Scholz German composer. (1835) * Kurt Brüggemann German composer. (1908) * Rudolf Bruči Croatian composer. (1917) * Kan Ishii Japanese composer. (1921) * Oto Ferenczy Slovak composer and theorist. (1921) * Milko Kelemen Croatian composer. (1924) * Ivo Malec Croatian composer and conductor. (1925) * Diether de la Motte German composer. (1928) * Sándor Szokolay Hungarian composer. (1931) * Achim Freyer German painter, theatre designer and director. (1934) * John Eaton American composer. (1935) * Laila Andersson Swedish soprano. (1941)

DEATHS * Joseph de La Font French librettist and playwright. (1725) * Vincenzo Ciampi Italian composer. (1762) * Louis Schindelmeisser German conductor and composer. (1864) * Vincenzo Jacovacci Italian impresario. (1881) * Karel Moor Czech composer. (1945) * Roderich Mojsisovics Austrian composer. (1953) * Joseph Hass German composer. (1960) * Maxim Dormidontovich Mikhaylov Russian bass. (1971) * Pál Kadosa Hungarian composer. (1983) * Nicola Benois Russian painter and stage designer. (1988) * Henry Leland Clarke American composer. (1992)

PREMIERES Koanga Frederick Delius; Elberfeld, Stadttheater, 30 March 1904. Tom Jones Edward German; Manchester, Prince's Theatre, 30 March 1907.