On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1789

  • Jan 1 Christleib Siegmund Binder, German composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 2 Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer of Schauensee, Swiss composer & organist, dies at 68
  • Jan 20 Johann Christoph Oley, German composer, dies at 50
  • Feb 2 Armand-Louis Couperin, Fren composer/organist (Notre Dame), dies at 63
  • May 10 Guillaume-Gommaire Kennis, Belgian violinist and composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 7 Vaclav Jan Kopriva, Czech composer and organist, dies at 81
  • Jun 14 Johann Wilhelm Hertel, German composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 15 Jacques Duphly, French composer and harpsichordist, dies at 74
  • Sep 11 Luca Sorkocevic, Croatian composer, dies at 55
  • Sep 12 Franz Xaver Richter, composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 10 Pierre-Louis Couperin, French organist and composer, dies at 34
  • Oct 24 Joaquín Martínez de Oxinagas, composer, dies at 69