On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1875

  • Jan 18 Joseph Philbrick Webster, American composer and songwriter (Lorena), dies at 55
  • Jan 25 Leopold Jansa, Bohemian violinist, composer, and teacher, dies at 79
  • Feb 1 William Sterndale Bennett, English composer, dies at 58
  • Feb 19 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas), dies at 76
  • Mar 10 Joseph Daussoigne-Méhul, French composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 18 Ferdinand Laub, composer, dies at 43
  • Mar 30 Marie Moke Pleyel, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 24 Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer, dies at 58
  • May 23 Johann Wilhelm Mangold, German composer, dies at 78
  • Jun 15 Johan Peter Cronhamm, Swedish composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 17 Gábor Mátray, Hungarian composer and musicologist, dies at 77
  • Sep 15 Louise Farrenc, French pianist, composer and only female professor at the Paris Conservatory during the 19th century, dies at 71
  • Sep 24 William Walker, American composer (The Southern Harmony), dies at 66
  • Oct 28 William Howard Glover, English composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 22 Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer, dies at 75