On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1879

  • Jan 23 Adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42
  • Apr 9 Ernst Richter, German musical theorist and composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 6 Henry Smart, English organist and composer, dies at 65
  • Aug 22 Friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 8 Nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 12 Peter Arnold Heise, composer, dies at 49