March should be National Marching Band Month, don’t you think?
Let’s take a look at some of the most notable moments in this month’s Music History!
1810 – Composer Frederic Chopin was born. Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist. He is considered one of the great masters of Romantic music and has been called “the poet of the piano”. Learn more about Chopin & the Romantic Period in Quaver’s episode!
1931 – The “Star Spangled Banner” was adopted as the American national anthem. The song was originally known as “Defense of Fort McHenry,” and was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814. You can see his original manuscript here (although good luck reading it!).
1877 – Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” debuted. You can hear “The Swan Lake Waltz” playing in Quaver’s Ballet Venue at QuaverMusic.com! Hop on the Metro today to check it out!
1792 – Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G Major (the “Surprise Symphony”) was performed publicly for the first time, in London. Haydn is known for helping to develop the Classical style. You can find him around minute 6 of our 11-minute Sizzle Reel and in Quaver’s Episode on the Classical Period!
1943 – “Oklahoma!” by Rodgers and Hammerstein debuted on Broadway. The original title was “Away We Go,” and it was their first musical collaboration!