Deaths in Music in 1786

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  • Jan 14 Michael Arne, English composer (b. 1740 or 1741)
  • Feb 20 Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 7 Frantisek Benda, composer, dies at 76
  • May 19 John Stanley, English blind composer and organist, dies at 74
  • Jul 22 Vaclav Kalous [Simon à Scto Bartholomaeo], Czech composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 29 Franz Asplmayr, composer, dies at 58
  • Aug 7 Friedrich Schwindl, composer, dies at 49
  • Aug 16 Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80

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Aug 17 Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74

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  • Oct 6 Antonio Maria Gasparo Giaccino Sacchini, composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 19 Pietro Alessandro Pavona, composer, dies at 58