On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1881

  • Jan 30 Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 23 Nikolay Rubinstein, composer, dies at 45
  • Mar 28 Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Russian composer (Boris Godunov), dies at 42 [OS=Mar 16]
  • Mar 31 Gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 16 George William Martin, English composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 6 Henry Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 27 Johann Christian Lobe, German composer, dies at 84
  • Aug 19 Joseph Labitzky, Bohemian composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 7 Sidney Clopton Lanier, composer, dies at 39
  • Sep 24 Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 22 Janis Cimze, Latvian composer, Father of Latvian choir music, dies at 67
  • Nov 25 Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute, dies at 87