On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1870

  • Jan 7 Carl Schwencke, German pianist and compose, dies at 72
  • Jan 11 Adolf Ganz, German composer and violinist, dies at 73
  • Jan 26 Cesare Pugni, Italian composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 11 Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 9 Theodore Labarre, French composer and harpist, dies at 65
  • Mar 10 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 18 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer, dies at 48
  • Apr 8 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist and composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 19 Camille Marie Stamaty, French pianist, composer, and teacher of Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Camille Saint-Saëns, dies at 59
  • Apr 19 William Henry Havergal, composer, dies at 77
  • May 14 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer, dies at 69
  • May 30 Gustave Vogt, French composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 8 Johann Gottlob Topfer, German composer, dies at 78
  • Jun 9 Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Swedish Academy of Music), dies at 82
  • Jul 22 Josef Strauss, Austrian composer (Dynamids), dies at 42
  • Jul 25 Pierre Dupont, French songwriter, dies at 49
  • Aug 16 Edmund Passy, Swedish composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 2 Arthur Saint-Leon, French composer and dancer, dies at 48
  • Oct 20 Michael William Balfe, Irish violinist and composer (The Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
  • Oct 31 Mihály Mosonyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 55
  • Dec 16 Stanisław Duniecki, Polish composer, dies at 31
  • Dec 17 Saverio Mercadante, Italian composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 28 Alexei Fyodorovich Lvov, Russian composer, dies at 72