On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1883

  • Jan 4 Nicolás Ledesma, Spanish organist and composer, dies at 91
  • Jan 21 Jacopo Tomadini, Italian composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 24 Friedrich von Flotow, German composer, dies at 70

Richard Wagner

Feb 13 Richard Wagner, German composer (The Ring of the Nibelung, The Flying Dutchman), dies at 69

  • Feb 17 Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 15 Karol Studzinski, composer, dies at 55
  • Apr 10 Emilie Mayer, German composer of Romantic music, dies at 70
  • Apr 18 Agnes Tyrrell, Czech pianist & composer, dies at 36
  • Apr 22 Octave Fouque, French pianist and composer, dies at 38
  • May 28 August Freyer, Polish musician and composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 6 Ciprian Porumbescu, Romanian composer, dies at 29
  • Jun 10 Carl Grädener, German cellist, conductor, teacher, and composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 1 Manuel Gregorio Tavárez, Puerto Rican composer, dies at 39
  • Jul 5 Frederick Scotson Clark, English organist and composer, dies at 42
  • Jul 9 Adrien Louis Boieldieu, French composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 12 Hermann Zopff, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 27 Albert Franz Doppler, Austrian flautist and composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 27 August Friedrich Pott, German violinist, composer, and music professor, dies at 76
  • Aug 30 Ángela Peralta, Mexican operatic soprano, harpist, pianist, and composer, dies of yellow fever at 38
  • Oct 15 Francesco Schira, Maltese-born composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 29 Friedrich Robert Volkmann, German composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 30 Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Austrian lawyer and composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 25 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, dies at 76
  • Dec 25 Marek Konrad Sokolowski, Polish guitarist and composer, dies at 65