Musicians Who Died in 1864

  • Jan 4 Mateo Ferrer, composer, dies at 75
  • Jan 8 Victor Dourlen, French composer, dies at 83

Stephen FosterStephen Foster (1826-1864)

Jan 13 American composer (Oh! Susanna; Swanee River; Beautiful Dreamer), dies in New York City at 37 [reports vary as to fever, accident, suicide, or some combination]

  • Jan 15 Isaac Nathan, UK-Australian composer (b. 1792)
  • Jan 16 Anton Schindler, German violinist and biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68
  • Jan 23 Michele Puccini, Italian organist and composer (father of Giacomo), dies at 50
  • Jan 24 Otto Jonas Lindblad, Swedish composer (Kungssången - Royal Anthem), dies at 54
  • Feb 16 Vaclav Jindrich Veit, Czech composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 30 Louis Schindelmeisser, German clarinetist and composer, dies 52
  • Apr 13 Johann Schneider, German composer & organist, dies at 74
  • May 2 Giacomo Meyerbeer, German opera composer (Gott und die Natur - God and Nature), dies at 72
  • Jul 22 Ägid Karl Lickl, Austrian guitar virtuoso, pianist, and composer, dies at 60
  • Jul 28 Johann Hermann Kufferath, German composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 18 Jacques-François Gallay, French horn player and composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 27 Andreas Randel, Swedish composer, dies at 58
  • Dec 21 William Henry Fry, American composer, dies at 51