On This Day

Deaths in Music in 1856

  • Jan 17 Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer, 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
  • Jul 29 Robert Schumann, German composer (Humoresque, Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik), dies at 46
  • 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 Michal Wielhorski, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 17 William Knyvett, British singer and composer, dies at 77