Composers in History (Part 20)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 7,419

  • 1817-11-12 Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer, born in Lüdenscheid, Westphalia (d. 1882)
  • 1818-03-27 Jacob Axel Josephson, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1880)
  • 1818-04-06 Francis Henry Brown, composer
  • 1818-04-25 Marek Konrad Sokolowski, Polish guitarist and composer, born in Zhytomyr, Ukraine (d. 1883)
  • 1818-06-17 Charles Gounod, French opera composer (Faust), born in Paris, France (d. 1893)
  • 1818-06-21 Ernst II, duke of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, born in Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Germany (d. 1893)
  • 1818-06-30 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1901)
  • 1818-07-15 Heinrich Esser, German violinist and composer, born in Mannheim (d. 1872)
  • 1818-07-24 Félix Godefroid, Belgian harpist and composer, born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1897)
  • 1818-08-07 Henry Litolff, French composer and pianist, born in London, England (d. 1891)
  • 1818-10-06 Joseph Rummel, composer
  • 1818-10-15 Johann Gungl, Austrian composer and conductor, born in Zsambék, Austrian Empire (d. 1883) (alternatively born March 5 1828)
  • 1818-10-26 Stefano Golinelli, Italian pianist and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1891)
  • 1818-11-26 Louis Lacombe, French pianist and composer, born in Bourges, France (d. 1884)
  • 1819-01-14 Fabio Campana, Italian composer, born in Livorno, Italy (d. 1882)
  • 1819-02-10 Richard Storrs Willis, American composer, mostly of hymns ("Carol"; "Fairest Lord Jesus"), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1900)
  • 1819-02-11 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer
  • 1819-02-18 Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer
  • 1819-02-22 Bernardo Calvo Puig, composer
  • 1819-03-04 Charles Oberthur, composer
  • 1819-03-26 Francisco Eduardo da Costa, Portuguese composer, born in Lamego, Portugal (d. 1855)
  • 1819-04-07 Hubert Leonard, composer
  • 1819-04-18 Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), born in Spalato, Dalmatia, Austrian Empire (now Split, Crotia) (d. 1895)
  • 1819-05-03 Nicola De Giosa, Italian composer, born in Bari, Italy (d. 1885)
  • 1819-05-05 Stanisław Moniuszko, Polish composer, born in Ubiel, Belarus (d. 1872)
  • 1819-05-17 Johann Nepomuk Kafka, Bohemian pianist and composer, born in Neustadt an der Mettau (d. 1886)
  • 1819-05-18 Julius Hopp, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1885)
  • 1819-06-06 William Howard Glover, English composer, born in London, England (d. 1875)
  • 1819-06-20 Jacques Offenbach, German-French composer (Tales of Hoffmann), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1880)
  • 1819-06-27 Carl Albert Löschhorn, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1905)
  • 1819-07-02 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer and piano pedagogue (The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises), born in Renescure, France (d. 1900)
  • 1819-07-03 Louis Théodore Gouvy, French-German composer, born in Sarre (d. 1898)
  • 1819-07-08 Vatroslav Lisinski, composer
  • 1819-07-20 Paul Henrion, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1901)
  • 1819-09-06 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, German-Austrian music historian and composer, born in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1819-09-13 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, born in Leipzig (d. 1896)
  • 1819-10-20 Karol Mikuli, composer
  • 1819-10-23 Isac Baker Woodbury, American composer, and musicologist (The Dulcimer: Or the New York Collection of Sacred Music), born in Beverly, Massachusetts, (d. 1858)
  • 1819-11-05 Josef Rudolf Zavrtal, Czech composer, born in Polepy, Czech Republic (d. 1893)
  • 1819-12-13 Edwin George Monk, English church organist and composer, born in Frome, Somerset (d. 1900)
  • 1819-12-22 Franz Abt, German composer & choir conductor, born in Eilenburg, Germany (d. 1885)
  • 1820-01-09 Pavel Křížkovský, Czech choral composer and conductor (Sts. Cyril and Methodius), born in Kreuzendorf, Austrian Silesia (d. 1885)
  • 1820-01-23 Alexander Serov, Russian composer & music critic, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1871)
  • 1820-02-13 (Albert) Béla Kéler, Hungarian composer, and conductor, born in Bártfa, Kingdom of Hungary (now Bardejov, Slovakia) (d. 1882)
  • 1820-02-17 Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgium composer and teacher (Brussels Cons), born in Verviers Belgium (d. 1881)
  • 1820-02-29 Adolf Schimon, Austrian German composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1887)
  • 1820-03-01 Richard Redhead, composer
  • 1820-03-07 Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, German composer and teacher, born in Bnin (d. 1900)
  • 1820-03-21 Frank Mori, English composer, born in London (d. 1873)
  • 1820-04-17 Gottfried Conradi, Norwegian composer, born in Tønsberg, Norway (d. 1896)
  • 1820-05-22 Alexander Fesca, German pianist and composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1849)
  • 1820-06-18 Martin Andreas Udbye, Norwegian composer and organist, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1889)
  • 1820-08-03 Luther Orlando Emerson, American composer, born in Parsonsfield, Maine (d. 1915)
  • 1820-08-20 Adolphe Fétis, Belgian-French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1873)
  • 1820-08-24 Jacopo Tomadini, Italian composer, born in Cividale del Friuli, Italy (d. 1883)
  • 1820-10-01 Gustav Adolf Heinze, Dutch composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1904)
  • 1821-01-12 Nikolai Afanisev, composer
  • 1821-05-01 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, Swiss pianist and composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1873)
  • 1821-05-25 Diederich Krug, German pianist and composer (Le petit Chevalier), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1880)
  • 1821-06-15 Nikolay Zaremba, Russian composer and teacher of Tchaikovsky, born in Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1879)
  • 1821-06-27 August Conradi, German organist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1873)
  • 1821-07-12 Cesare Dominiceti, Italian composer, born in Desenzano del Garda, Italy (d. 1888)
  • 1821-07-18 Pauline Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer, born in Paris (d. 1910)
  • 1821-08-24 Emanuele Muzio, Italian composer, born in Zibello, Italy (d. 1890)
  • 1821-08-31 Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, Bohemian clarinetist, band leader, and composer, born in Polepy, Austrian Empire (now Czech Republic) (d. 1899)
  • 1821-09-17 Arthur Saint-Leon, French composer and dancer, born in Paris (d. 1870)
  • 1821-10-11 Angelo Mariani, Italian composer, born in Ravenna, Italy (d. 1873)
  • 1821-10-16 Albert Franz Doppler, Austrian flautist and composer, born in Lemberg, Austrian Empire (now Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 1883)
  • 1821-10-30 Cenobio Paniagua, Mexican composer, born in Tlalpujahua, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 1882)
  • 1821-11-09 Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin, French composer, born in Alsace, Guebwiller (d. 1910)
  • 1821-12-08 Josip Runjanin, Croatian Serb composer (Croatian National Anthem) and soldier, born in Vinkovci (d. 1878)
  • 1821-12-15 Auguste Vaucorbeil, French composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1884)
  • 1821-12-22 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, born in Crema, Lombardy (d. 1889)
  • 1822-01-08 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, Italian composer, born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 1901)
  • 1822-02-07 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer
  • 1822-02-15 Theodor Uhlig, German composer and violinist, born in Wurzen, Saxony (d. 1853)
  • 1822-02-27 Eugene Gautier, composer
  • 1822-03-07 Victor Masse, French composer, born in Lorient, France (d. 1884)
  • 1822-03-31 Rafael Hernando, Spanish composer of zarzuelas, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1888)
  • 1822-04-26 Jan Albert van Eijken, Dutch composer and organist, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1868)
  • 1822-05-16 Eduard Hille, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1822-05-27 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, born in Bushey, Hertfordshire (d. 1890)
  • 1822-05-27 Joachim Raff, German-Swiss composer, born in Lachen, Switzerland (d. 1882)
  • 1822-06-18 Henry David Leslie, English composer, born in London, England (d. 1896)
  • 1822-07-16 Luigi Arditi, Italian violinist and composer, born in Crescentino, Italy (d. 1903)
  • 1822-08-05 Johann Georg Herzog, German composer and organist, born in Hummendorf (d. 1909)
  • 1822-08-15 Wilhelm Rust, German musicologist and composer, born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1892)
  • 1822-10-05 Hans Hampel, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1884)
  • 1822-10-13 Carl Martin Reinthaler, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1822-11-07 Edouard Gregoir, Belgian composer, born in Turnhout, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1822-12-10 César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (Symphonic Variations), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1822-12-15 Edward Stephen, Welsh musician and composer, born in Maentwrog, Merionethshire (d. 1885)
  • 1822-12-16 Charles Edward Horsley, British organist, conductor and composer, born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1822-12-27 John Roberts, Welsh composer, minister and poet, born in Aber­ystwyth, Wales (d. 1877)
  • 1823-01-03 Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer
  • 1823-01-05 William Rockstro, English musicologist & composer, born in Cheam, Sutton (d. 1895)
  • 1823-01-21 Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer
  • 1823-01-27 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, French composer (Symphonie Espagnole)
  • 1823-02-07 Richard Genee, composer
  • 1823-03-16 William Henry Monk, English composer and organist (Eventide), born in London, England (d. 1889)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 1901 - 2,000 of 5,898

  • 1883-02-17 Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1883-03-15 Karol Studzinski, composer, dies at 55
  • 1883-04-18 Agnes Tyrrell, Czech pianist & composer, dies at 36
  • 1883-04-22 Octave Fouque, French pianist and composer, dies at 38
  • 1883-05-28 August Freyer, Polish musician and composer, dies at 79
  • 1883-06-06 Ciprian Porumbescu, Romanian composer, dies at 29
  • 1883-06-10 Carl Gradener, composer, dies at 71
  • 1883-07-01 Manuel Gregorio Tavárez, Puerto Rican composer, dies at 39
  • 1883-07-05 Frederick Scotson Clark, English organist and composer, dies at 42
  • 1883-07-09 Adrien Louis Boieldieu, French composer, dies at 67
  • 1883-07-12 Hermann Zopff, composer, dies at 57
  • 1883-07-27 Albert Franz Doppler, Austrian flautist and composer, dies at 61
  • 1883-08-27 August Friedrich Pott, composer, dies at 76
  • 1883-10-15 Francesco Schira, composer, dies at 74
  • 1883-10-29 Friedrich Robert Volkmann, composer, dies at 68
  • 1883-10-30 Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Austrian lawyer and composer, dies at 80
  • 1883-11-25 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, dies at 76
  • 1883-12-25 Marek Konrad Sokolowski, Polish guitarist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1884-01-21 Auguste Franchomme, French cellist and composer, dies at 75
  • 1884-01-24 Johann Christian Gebauer, Danish composer, dies at 75
  • 1884-02-21 John Pike Hullah, English composer, dies at 71
  • 1884-03-19 Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, composer, dies at 54
  • 1884-03-30 Hans Hampel, Czech composer, dies at 61
  • 1884-05-12 Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Czech composer (2 Widows), dies at 60
  • 1884-05-17 Louis Brassin, composer, dies at 43
  • 1884-06-08 Henry Clay Work, American composer, dies at 51
  • 1884-06-25 Hans Rott, Austrian composer, dies at 25
  • 1884-07-05 Victor Masse, composer, dies at 62
  • 1884-09-17 Louis Schubert, composer, dies at 56
  • 1884-09-30 Louis Lacombe, French pianist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1884-11-02 Auguste Vaucorbeil, French composer, dies at 62
  • 1884-12-04 Alice Mary Smith, British composer, dies at 45
  • 1885-01-04 Iosif Kotek, Russian composer and violinist, dies at 29
  • 1885-02-15 Leopold Damrosch, German-American composer, and conductor (New York Oratorio Society; New York Symphony), dies at 52
  • 1885-02-18 Charlotte Sainton-Dolby, English contralto and composer, dies at 61
  • 1885-03-28 Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, Swedish composer, dies at 53
  • 1885-03-31 Franz W Abbot, German composer/choir conductor, dies at 65
  • 1885-03-31 Philipp Fahrbach the Elder, Austrian composer, dies at 69
  • 1885-04-23 William Henry Holmes, English composer, dies at 73
  • 1885-05-05 Lauro Rossi, Italian composer (I falsi monetari), dies at 73
  • 1885-05-08 Pavel Křížkovský, Czech choral composer and conductor (Sts. Cyril and Methodius, dies at 65
  • 1885-05-10 Edward Stephen, Welsh musician and composer, dies at 62
  • 1885-05-10 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist, composer and conductor, dies at 73
  • 1885-05-21 Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin, composer, dies at 73
  • 1885-06-05 Julius Benedict, German opera composer (Protoghesi), dies at 80
  • 1885-07-07 Nicola De Giosa, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • 1885-07-08 Henry Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Blessing of Arms), dies
  • 1885-08-28 Julius Hopp, Austrian composer, dies at 66
  • 1885-09-13 Friedrich Kiel, Austrian composer (b. 1821)
  • 1885-09-15 Juliusz Zarebski, composer, dies at 31
  • 1885-10-30 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1886-01-09 Jakob Eduard Schmolzer, Austrian composer, dies at 73
  • 1886-01-16 Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51
  • 1886-03-31 Giovanni Rossi, composer, dies at 57
  • 1886-04-13 Károly Thern, Hungarian composer, dies at 68
  • 1886-05-01 Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer, dies at 56
  • 1886-07-29 Adolf Muller, composer, dies at 84

Person of interestFranz Liszt

1886-07-31 Franz Liszt, Hungarian romantic composer and virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), dies of heart disease at 74

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1886-08-03 Per August Olander, composer, dies at 62
  • 1886-08-10 Eduard Grell, German composer, dies at 85
  • 1886-08-13 Adolf von Doss, German composer, dies at 62
  • 1886-09-14 Hubert Reis, German composer, dies at 84
  • 1886-09-20 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, dies at 77
  • 1886-10-23 Johann Nepomuk Kafka, Bohemian pianist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1886-12-14 Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, Polish-Russian composer, dies at 27
  • 1887-02-27 Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and scientist, dies at 53
  • 1887-03-02 Wilhelm Troszel, Polish operatic bass, composer, and voice teacher, dies at 63
  • 1887-03-16 Emanuel Kania, Polish composer, dies at 59
  • 1887-04-11 Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, Russian composer, dies at 54
  • 1887-04-28 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, German-Austrian music historian & composer, dies at 67
  • 1887-04-30 Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1887-05-23 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, Norwegian composer and organist, dies at 74
  • 1887-06-12 Gustav Weber, composer, dies at 41
  • 1887-06-21 Adolf Schimon, Austrian German composer, dies at 67
  • 1887-08-17 Franz Commer, German composer, dies at 74
  • 1887-08-27 Wilhelm Volkmar, composer, dies at 74
  • 1887-10-07 George James Webb, English-American composer, dies at 84
  • 1887-10-31 George Alexander Macfarren, British composer and musicologist, dies at 74
  • 1887-11-18 Eduard Marxsen, German pianist and composer, dies at 81
  • 1887-11-18 Heinrich Panofka, German violist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1887-12-26 Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40
  • 1888-01-05 Henri Herz, Austrian composer, dies at a day before his 85th birthday
  • 1888-01-14 Stephen Heller, Hungarian composer and pianist, dies at 74
  • 1888-01-21 Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer, dies at 83
  • 1888-02-22 Jean-Delphin Alard, French violinist and composer, dies at 72
  • 1888-03-10 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1888-03-29 Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1888-04-14 William Fiske Sherwin, American composer, dies at 62
  • 1888-06-03 Cark Reidel, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1888-06-20 Cesare Dominiceti, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • 1888-06-23 Emil Naumann, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1888-07-10 Rafael Hernando, Spanish composer of zarzuelas, dies at 66
  • 1888-08-08 Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, German composer, voice teacher and musicologist, dies at 79
  • 1888-08-09 Isaac Strauss, French violinist, conductor and composer, dies at 82
  • 1888-12-02 Franz Xaver Witt, composer, dies at 54
  • 1888-12-10 Marià Obiols, Catalan composer, dies at 79
  • 1889-01-10 Martin Andreas Udbye, composer, dies at 68
  • 1889-02-01 Joseph Gungl, Austrian composer, dies at 78
  • 1889-03-03 (Edward) Sydney Smith, British pianist and composer, dies at 49
  • 1889-03-18 William Henry Monk, composer, dies at 66

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