Deaths in Music in 1786

  • Jan 14 Michael Arne, English composer (b. 1740 or 1741)
  • Feb 20 Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, German 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, Dutch composer, dies at 49
  • Aug 16 Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer and violinist, dies at 80
  • Oct 6 Antonio Sacchini, Italian opera composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 19 Pietro Alessandro Pavona, composer, dies at 58