On This Day

Musicians Who Died in January 1851

  • Jan 21 (Gustav) Albert Lortzing, German Spieloper composer and actor (Zar und Zimmerman), dies at 49
  • Jan 24 Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, Italian opera composer and conductor (La Vestale), dies at 76
  • Jan 27 Karl Moser, German composer, dies at 77