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30 March
BIRTHS * Faustina Bordoni Italian mezzo-soprano. (1697) * 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.
 

31 March
BIRTHS * Joseph Haydn Austrian composer. (1732) * Johann Abraham Peter Schultz German composer. (1747) * Henrik Rung Danish composer. (1807) * José Maria Usandizaga Basque composer. (1887) * Clemens Krauss Austrian conductor. (1893) * Franz Völker German tenor. (1899) * Elisabeth Grümmer German soprano. (1911) * Frederick Guthrie American bass. (1924) * George J Buelow American musicologist. (1929) * John Mitchinson English tenor. (1932) * Adolf Dresen German director. (1935) * Jozsef Dene Hungarian bass-baritone. (1938) * Olivia Stapp American soprano. (1940) * Christine Weidinger American soprano. (1946) * Nelly Miricioiu Romanian soprano. (1952) * Dénes Gulyás Hungarian tenor. (1954) * Robert Gambill American tenor. (1955) * Jake Heggie American composer. (1961)

DEATHS * Giulio Strozzi Italian librettist, poet and dramatist. (1652) * Juan Hidalgo Spanish composer. (1685) * Francesco Petrobelli Italian composer. (1695) * Giovanni Rossi Italian composer. (1886) * Liviu Glodeanu Romanian composer. (1978)

PREMIERES Platée Jean-Philippe Rameau; Versailles La Grande Ecurie, 31 March 1745. Rusalka Antonín Dvořák; Prague, National Theatre, 31 March 1901.
 

01 April
BIRTHS * Antoine-François Prévost French novelist and journalist. (1697) * Ignaz Franz von Mosel Austrian composer and writer on music. (1772) * Edouard Legouix French composer. (1834) * Ferruccio Busoni German-Italian composer. (1866) * Béla Jenbach Austrian librettist. (1871) * Tadeusz Joteyko Polish composer. (1872) * Sergey Vasil'yevich Rakhmaninov Russian composer, pianist and conductor. (1873) * Casimir von Pászthory Austrian composer. (1886) * Renato Zanelli Chilean baritone and tenor. (1892) * Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko Soviet composer. (1899) * Svetomir Nastasijević Serbian composer. (1902) * Winfried Zillig German composer and conductor. (1905) * Günther Rennert German director and administrator. (1911) * Claudio Sartori Italian musicologist and bibliographer. (1913) * William Bergsma American composer and teacher. (1921) * Enriko Josif Yugoslav composer. (1924) * Hermin Esser German tenor. (1928) * Jiří Smutný Czech composer. (1932)

DEATHS * Carlo Valentini Italian composer. (1853) * Eugène Gautier French composer and critic. (1878) * Johann Joseph Abert Bohemian composer. (1915, 100 years) * Scott Joplin American composer. (1917) * Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky Russian music historian and composer. (1936) * Břetislav Bakala Czech conductor. (1958) * Donald Grobe American tenor. (1986)

PREMIERES Le lac des fées Daniel-François-Esprit Auber; Paris, Opéra, 1 April 1839. La vida breve Manuel de Falla; Nice, Municipal Casino, 1 April 1913. Amelia al ballo Gian Carlo Menotti; Philadelphia, Academy of Music, 1 April 1937. The Tender Land Aaron Copland; New York, City Center Theater, 1 April 1954.