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Deaths in Music in 1848

  • Jan 5 Ferdinando Orlandi, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 8 Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • Apr 24 Francois van Campenhout, Belgian composer (Brabanconne), dies at 69
  • Jul 22 Karl Guhr, German composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 6 Nicola Vaccai, Italian composer, dies at 58
  • Aug 15 Timothy Olmstead, early American composer, dies at 88
  • Sep 11 Henri-Philippe Gerard, Belgian composer, dies at 87
  • Oct 4 Louis Massonneau, composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 27 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, composer, dies at 46
  • Nov 23 Alfred Julius Becher, Austrian journalist and composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 25 Johan Erik Nordblom, Swedish composer, dies at 60
  • Dec 31 Oliver Shaw, early American composer, dies at 69