On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1856

  • Jan 6 Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, French harpist and composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 17 Thomas Attwood Walmisley, English organist, composer and educator (Cathedral Music), dies at 41
  • Feb 17 Heinrich Heine, German poet and lyricist (Schubert, Liszt), dies at 58
  • Feb 17 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 28 Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer, dies at 76
  • May 3 Adolfo Fumagalli, composer, dies at 27
  • May 3 Adolphe Charles Adam, French composer/critic (Giselle), dies at 52

Person of interestRobert Schumann

Jul 29 Robert Schumann, German pianist, composer (Humoresque), and music critic (Neue Zeitschrift für Musik - New Journal for Music), dies at 46

Composer Robert Schumann
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Robert Schumann
  • Aug 4 Johann Gottlieb Schneider, German composer, dies at 59
  • Aug 5 Robert Lucas Pearsall, English composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 20 Philipp Jakob Riotte, German composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 21 Peter Josef von Lindpaintner, German composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 10 Mikhail Vielgorsky, Russian composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 17 William Knyvett, British singer and composer, dies at 77