On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1842

  • Feb 21 Wojciech Żywny, Polish pianist, composer and Chopin's first piano teacher, dies at 85
  • Mar 7 Christian Theodor Weinlig, German composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 15 Maria Luigi C Z S Cherubini, Italian composer (Dies Irae), dies at 81
  • Jun 20 Michael Umlauf, Austrian violinist, composer and conductor (premiere of Beethoven's 9th), dies at 60
  • Aug 25 Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, Belgian French composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer, dies at 70
  • Oct 2 José Mariano Elízaga, Mexican composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 8 Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer, dies at 68
  • Nov 15 Joseph Rastrelli, German composer, dies at 43
  • Nov 24 Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, dies at 92
  • Dec 5 Marie-Jean Auguste Vestris, French ballet dancer, dies at 82
  • Dec 25 Bedrich Divis Weber, Bohemian composer and musicologist, dies at 76