Classical Composers – the March edition

I have broad, perhaps somewhat eclectic taste in music. This is by accident rather than design. Most of the genres outside what gets airplay on popular radio I have luckily stumbled upon while on other paths. Our culture doesn’t really expose young people en masse to much more than current popular music, and that’s a shame. I feel like it’s a good idea to do my bit to mitigate our cultural musical myopia.

Below are links to 31 works of classical music composed by artists born in March whose works I have enjoyed – one for each day of the month, plus links to other widely known composers and/or widely known compositions.

Portrait of J S Bach by E. G. Haussmann,
Portrait of J S Bach by E. G. Haussmann

You know their names:

You’ll recognize these tunes:

Thirty-one classical composers born in the month of March:

  1. Eugen Doga

    Karol Kurpiński
    Karol Kurpiński
  2. Alexander Goedicke 
  3. Paul Bazelaire
  4. Carlos Surinach
  5. Wibi Soerjadi
  6. Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse
  7. Heitor Villa-Lobos
  8. Karol Kurpiński
  9. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
  10. Alan Hovhaness
  11. Josef Mysliveček

    Canadian composer Harry Somers
    Canadian composer Harry Somers
  12. Harry Somers 
  13. Pablo de Sarasate
  14. Ludwig Minkus 
  15. Aldemaro Romero
  16. Michel Blavet
  17. Hugo Wolf 
  18. Enrico Toselli 
  19. Pancho Vladigerov
  20. Ulvi Cemal Erkin
  21. Eduard Strauss
  22. Karl Davydov
  23. Johan Halvorsen

    Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
    Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
  24. Josef Rheinberger
  25. Gian Francesco Malipiero
  26. Fredrik Pacius
  27. Modest Mussorgsky
  28. Dimitrie Cuclin
  29. Mykola Lysenko
  30. Johannes Matthias Sperger
  31. Johann Wilhelm Hässler 






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