On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1854

  • Jan 9 Filippo Traetta [Philip Trajetta], Italian composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 4 Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 17 Gottlob Wiedebein, German composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 18 Joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner, Polish composer, dies at 84
  • May 3 William Beale, composer, dies at 70
  • May 31 Vatroslav Lisinski [Ignatius Fuchs], Croatian composer (Love and Malice), dies of tuberculosis at 34
  • Jun 17 (Gertrude) "Henriette" Sontag, later Countess Rossi, German operatic soprano (Carl Maria von Weber's "Euryanthe"), dies at 48
  • Jul 15 Wincenty Studzinski, Polish violinist and composer, dies at 39
  • Oct 28 James P Carrell, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 19 Alberich Zwyssig, Swiss composer (Swiss National Anthem), dies at 46