On This Day

Deaths in Music in 1851

  • Jan 21 Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer, dies at 49
  • Jan 24 Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, Italian composer, dies at 76
  • Jan 27 Karl Moser, German composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 20 Josef Alois Ladurner, composer, dies at 81
  • Feb 25 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer, dies at 53
  • Mar 4 Michael Henkel, German composer and organist, dies at 70
  • Mar 6 Alexander Aliabiev, Russian composer remembered as one of the fathers of Russian art song, dies at 63
  • Apr 8 John Parry [Bardd Alaw], Welsh composer and harpist, dies at 75
  • Apr 9 Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 4 Martin-Joseph Mengal, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 17 Béni Egressy, Hungarian composer, dies at 37
  • Aug 19 Gioseffo Catrufo, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 20 Wenzel Sedlak, Bohemian clarinetist and composer, dies at 75